Simferopol airport sent Thursday million this year passenger - it was two months earlier than last year, said airport CEO Yevgeny Plaksin.
Aviation has become one of the main tools of the message of the Crimea and Sevastopol to other regions of Russia after the introduction of Ukraine's unilateral blockade train of the message. For delivery to the Crimea freight and passenger transport is also used Kerch ferry crossing. This year, the Airport of Simferopol held a large-scale restoration of terminals to serve more passengers.
"Seeing and meeting millions of passengers have become our good tradition. This year, the millionth passenger was with us in the month of may, that is a good speaker. Traffic volumes grow. In the past year, the millionth passenger was serviced in July, and 3 years ago, in October, " Plaksin said.
One millionth passenger was a resident of Simferopol Catherine Jo - passenger flight Simferopol-Moscow airline " Transaero ". The girl received the gift from the airport and the airline.
in 2015 the international Airport "Simferopol" plans to serve 3, 5 million passengers. According to the forecasts of the Director-General, the two-millionth passenger Airport will be served at the end of July, and in September, the Airport will step over the bar three million passengers a year.
To traditional summer destinations will be added flights to Barnaul, Begishevo, Vladivostok, and Yerevan/Zvartnots, Izhevsk, Kemerovo, Magnitogorsk, Nizhnevartovsk, Surgut, Syktyvkar - up to 40 destinations. At the peak of work (tentatively in August) is the main Airport of Crimea will carry out about 200 runway operations, said the Director-General. According to him, the Airport for more than 10 years after 1991 is not approaching the level of service of 1 million passengers per year. In 2012, the Airport recorded its millionth passenger on October 24, 2013 - September 30, 2014 - July 23, Plaksin said.