Neelam Mathews - IHS Jane's Airport Review
11 December 2017
A programme of test flights has been completed at the new Platov International Airport in Rostov-on-Don, southern Russia, paving the way for all airline services to switch from the existing airport, which will shut down on 1 March 2018.
Azimuth – the newest carrier in Russia – has confirmed that it will be based at Platov International, having signed an agreement with airport operator Airports of Regions.
UK-based Twelve Architects designed the new airport, which is expected to handle traffic for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. “The terminal building is organised on an orthogonal and repetitive 16 x 16 m grid and has been designed to easily accommodate future expansion,” Twelve Architects announced in a statement.
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