7 Feb 2023 14:43

Russian gov't to continue subsidizing 11 closed southern airports in 2023 - Rosaviatsia

MOSCOW. Feb 7 (Interfax) - The Russian government will continue to subsidize 11 closed airports in the southern and central parts of the country in 2023, deputy head of the Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsia) Natalia Andrianova said at the National Aviation Infrastructure Show 2023.

"There are plans to fund the operations of 11 closed airports in the south. Last year, about 6.7 billion rubles were allocated for this. State support measures will definitely continue this year, and we are now preparing the corresponding rules and procedures for financing," Andrianova said.

Operations have been suspended at the airports of Anapa, Belgorod, Bryansk, Voronezh, Gelendzhik, Krasnodar, Kursk, Lipetsk, Rostov-on-Don, Simferopol, and Elista, respectively, since February 24, 2022, for security reasons.