Airport in Saransk
The airport in Saransk is the main airport in the Republic of Mordovia, located in the vicinity of the village of Lukhovka. The runway of the airline, 2.8 kilometers long, is reinforced with concrete and equipped with a modern light-signaling and air navigation system. This allows the airline to receive turbojet aircraft of the TU-134 and YAK-40 types..
The main airline of the air harbor is Rusline, which carries out daily passenger traffic to Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi, Samara and other cities of Russia. The airport's capacity is about 100 passengers per hour.
The beginning of aviation in Saransk falls on the second half of the 40s of the last century. At that time, the military airfield Lambir was used for civil air travel..
In 1955, a civil airport was built in Saransk within the city, and in 1960 the airline received a new location near the village of Lukhovka near Saransk, where it is based to this day..
The largest number of flights in the history of the airport falls on 1988, in that year there were more than 14 thousand of them..
Due to the fact that in 2018 Mordovia is planning to host the World Cup, the airport in Saransk began a large-scale reconstruction. In the future, its implementation is primarily about increasing the runway to 3.2 km x 45m and its technical re-equipment. This will allow the airline to receive aircraft such as Boeing 737-800 and Airbus A320. It is also planned to expand the apron and build a road to the airport with a length of 900 m. These measures will increase the airport's capacity to 1,300 passengers per hour..
Two mini-hotels with 50 beds are planned to be built near the airport.
Service and services
In addition to the standard set of services provided to passengers, the airport in Saransk offers separate services for people with disabilities. Upon request, a meeting and escort by a medical worker is organized for them, a special car is also provided.
The airport has round-the-clock security. There is a parking lot for personal vehicles at the station square..
Regular buses run from the airport to Saransk. In addition, city taxi services provide their services..