07 April 2015, Tuesday, 18:51
UFA, 7 April 2015. /Bashinform News Agency, Juliya Antipina/. In Ufa the international terminal of airport has been tested. It was attended by volunteers of the upcoming the SCO and BRICS Summits and media representatives. Testing was conducted in the operating mode and included entry to the terminal, check-in, customs and passport control, clearance procedures and baggage claim. Several volunteers came with animals to pass the test veterinary control.
For modeling the situation the guests of the airport were invited at simulated flights to New York, Bangkok, Goa.
“This is a historic event”, the General Director of JSC International Ufa Airport Alexander Andreev said. “High standards were maintained. About 800 passengers took part in the testing. Two working cycles for departure and arrival were carried out in the terminal for an hour.”
The new terminal is equipped with modern baggage handling system, 40 booths are installed for passport control. The total building area is about 17,000 sq m. The capacity of the new international terminal has increased four times — to 800 people per hour.
After a few days a VIP-terminal sector will be commissioned, where finishing works are under completion. Landscaping works are conducted at the surrounding area.
The first real passengers will depart from the international terminal of Ufa Airport on April 10 at 14.00 on the flight Ufa — Sharm el-Sheikh.