The Kazan International Airport serves as the aerial gate of the 2013 World University Summer Games.
In preparation for the 2013 Summer Universiade, the Kazan International Airport underwent a comprehensive reconstruction and overhaul. By 2013, the airport capacity reached 650 persons per hour, while the annual airport capacity increased to 1.2 million passengers. Passenger comfort and service have been enhanced. In addition, the airport has been refurbished to meet the demands of persons with special needs.
The Kazan International Airport has considerably expanded the geography and increased the frequency of its flights. The capacity of airships on both international and internal routes has likewise grown. Now the airport handles aircraft of every type.
As a result of reconstruction, the airport complex achieved a Class A rating (4E according to ICAO) and was equipped for category I and II approach. After reconstruction, the airport complex has also gained a higher level of flight safety and a more dependable security system. Conditions for handling new generation aircraft in adverse weather conditions have been created. Parking spots are now provided with central electric power supply, and new purification plants have decreased the negative impact on the environment. Read More
The realisation of the project increased the airport’s capacity to 1.2 million passengers a year and provided maximum security of both in-air and on-the-ground service. Special note should be made of the provisions for free access by persons with reduced mobility. The remodeling has taken into account the IATA (International Air Transport Association) passenger service requirements for Zones C. Read More
To facilitate transfer between the airport and the city centre, the construction of a speed rail line has been launched on May 1, 2011. Passengers on this line are served by up-to-date electric trains. The overall route length is 26.5 km, travel time averages at 20 min.
Combined transportation provisions considerably shorten the transfer time for the inhabitants and guests of Kazan. The creation of unhampered access conditions for serving the handicapped and other persons with reduced mobility has become a significant stage in the realisation of the project. Read More