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Grand opening of the airport Gorno-Altaisk"
9.09.2005 00:00

In suburb of the Gorno-Altaisk City (a capital of the Altai Republic), one held a grand opening of the airport Gorno-Altaisk. This event was marked with realization of the first flight Krasnoyarsk - Novosibirsk - Gorno-Altaisk - Novosibirsk - Krasnoyarsk. The airport has being closed for many years, and now, eventually, it starts its new life. Performance attributes of the Gorno-Altaisky airport allow to accept not only airplanes Yak-40, An- 24, but also airplanes of modern constructions, which could execute non-stop flights on a great distance. In other words, it is already possible nowadays to reach Gorno-Altaisk City from Moscow for a short time.
      The Head of the Altai Republic, high officials of the republican government, deputies of the State Assembly - El Kurultai of the Altai Republic, chapters of municipal institutions, representatives of federal state organs and Mass Media took part in grand opening of the airport "Gorno-Altaisk". A grand opening was long awaited and sign event for all people, who came this day to airport.
      The head of the Altai Republic Lapshin M.I., in his welcoming speech, emphasized that an opening of airport opens "a new page" in the development of Gorny Altai. Appearance of air service with Siberian large cities will entail increasing of a number of people, who wish to acquaint with surprising nature of our region, its unique recreational resources.
      According to the director of the airport "Gorno-Altaisk" Ivanov G.K., one already have all licensing documents for realization of airport activity and with the help of the Government of the Altai Republic, regular flights can begin as soon as possible. Nowadays, one carries on negotiations with leasing companies, which have aircraft of appropriate class. Prospects for the development of an airport are quite real.
      An important value of opening of air service with large Siberian cities is that republic becomes closer, accessible for the entire world, receives additional possibilities for the development of tourism, sport, culture, mass communications, and trade. First passengers of YAK-40, which has landed in Gorno-Altaisk were representatives of Novosibirsk tourist companies.


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