– First test flight from Rostov airport “Platov”, which should start on 1 December, will be held till November 20, said CEO of the holding “Airports of regions” (enters into group “Renova” Viktor Vekselberg), Eugene Chudnovsky reporters on Monday.
“The first test flight will take place before November 20”, – he told, answering an appropriate question.
Earlier Chudnovsky said the first test flight will be performed at the end of October.
The construction of the airport “Platov”, which are “Airports of regions”, was launched in 2014 on behalf of the government of the Russian Federation. “Platov” should provide reception of the world Championship on football of 2018 and to replace the existing airport of Rostov-on-don, which will be closed in the future integrated into the urban fabric. The total area of the new airport will be more than 86 thousand square meters, of which 50 thousand is a passenger terminal. The estimated capacity of the site – 5 million passengers per year.
“Platov” will be the first in Russia airport project, which “from scratch” builds a private investor. The total amount of financing of the project amounts to 47 billion rubles, including the volume of private investment -19 billion (own funds of the “Renova” and also borrowed from Gazprombank).