Airport in Chita
Kadala - the international airport in Chita is located 18 km from the center of the capital of Buryatia, 8 km from the Moscow - Vladivostok federal highway, and only 500 meters from the Trans-Siberian Railway. The airport has a concrete runway with a length of 2.8 km. This allows the airline to accept for service both small aircraft (such as AN-124 - 100) and wide-body Boeings.
The passenger traffic of the airline is more than 300 thousand people a year, excluding freight and postal traffic, which in 2013 alone amounted to more than 2.5 thousand tons.
In 2013, the airport in Chita entered the top five airports in Russia and Europe in terms of development dynamics in the subgroup «small airports».
The first cargo-passenger flight on the route Irkutsk - Chita - Mogocha was made in 1930. And only two years later, the first airport was built in Chita with the possibility of refueling and technical inspection of aircraft..
And two years later, in 1934, the first long-distance flight Moscow - Vladivostok was made with a landing at the Chita airport. Only in 1936, the Chita Aviation Enterprise was created on the basis of the airport..
Gradually expanding, by the early 80s of the 20th century, the airline operated direct flights Chita - Novosibirsk - Moscow, Chita - Omsk - Moscow.
In 1981, the first non-stop flight on the Moscow-Chita route was made on a Yak-40 aircraft, at that time it was a kind of record for the flight range.
By the mid-90s, the airport is putting into operation a new runway that meets ICAO standards and receives the status of an international airport. In 2012, the international route Chita - Bangkok was opened.
Today Kadala Airport successfully cooperates with foreign airlines Air China, Hainan Airlines, Russian - Aeroflot, Ural Airlines, NordStar Airlines and others..
Service and services
The Chita air terminal has cozy waiting rooms (VIP-passengers are provided with superior lounges). Free WI-FI is provided, bank branches are open «Transcreditbank» and «Sberbank», there are ATMs and payment terminals, on the ground floor there is a left-luggage office, a first-aid post, and a police station. On the territory of the airport there is a cafe, a restaurant, a small hotel.
From the airport to the city the movement of minibuses has been established along the routes No. 12 and No. 14. You can also use taxi services.