Other major reasons to serve this airport
- Samara is the host city of the 2018 FIFA World Cup!
Marketing and other support
- PR support: inaugural flight events and activities for press, passengers and VIPs
- Marketing support: statistics and market analysis for new carriers interested in serving the airport
- Airport charges incentives programme is in development
- Samara Region: Population of 3.17 million
- 500-kilometre radius: Population of 22.1 million; includes connecting traffic from airports in Kazan, Nizhnekamsk, Ufa, Orenburg, Ulyanovsk, Saratov, Penza, Cheboksary, Izhevsk, Saransk, and Uralsk (Kazakhstan)
Under-served freight opportunities and other economic impact factors
- Kurumoch Airport is the largest and the most advanced airport of the Volga Region. In 2011, it ranked #10 in terms of passenger traffic and #18 in terms of international cargo shipments among Russian airports.
- Samara is a leading industrial centre in the Volga region and is among top 10 Russian cities in terms of national income and industrial production volume. Samara is known for the production of aerospace launch vehicles, satellites and various space services, engines and cables, aircraft and rolled aluminium, block-module power stations; refining, chemical and cryogenic products; gas-pumping units; airfield equipment; cars, truck-mounted cranes, etc.
- St Louis in the United States is Samara’s sister city. This relationship was formalized in 1992 and an all-volunteer committee was formed to represent Greater St Louis in an all ongoing cultural exchange and economic development with Samara. Today, the committee works with hospitals, universities, regional municipalities and businesses to promote the two cities. Samara is also twinned with Zhengzhou (China), Stara Zagora (Bulgaria), Stuttgart (Germany), Dnipropetrovsk (Ukraine), Denizli (Turkey), Koper (Slovenia), Palermo (Italy)
- Samara’s trading network includes about 5,000 companies and the region has trade relations with over 100 countries. The main partners are China (24,5% of the volume of foreign trade turnover), Ukraine (7,6%), Italy (5,5%), Mongolia (5,4%), Germany (5,1%), Kazakhstan (5,1%), USA (4,9%), Singapore (4,4%), and Norway (4,0%)
- There are about 200 companies with the participation of foreign capital, the largest of them are GM-AvtoVaz CJSC (automobile manufacture), PES/SCC (owned by Delphi Automotive PLC), AKOM Battery Production Facility (starter batteries for cars and commercial vehicles), Samara Optical Cable Company CJSC (partly owned by CORNING Inc.), Tarkett, DANONE-Volga, Confectionary “Rossia” (owned by Nestlé), Pepsi International Bottlers (Samara), Coca-Cola Hellenic in Russia, Меtro Cash & Carry, Castorama, Kingfisher, Auchan, Leroy Merlin, Raiffeisen Bank, Citibank, Société Générale Group
- Kurumoch International Airport is located 35 kilometers north of Samara (population – 1.2 million) and 45 kilometers east of Togliatti. Samara is situated in the south-eastern part of European Russia at the confluence of the Volga and Samara rivers on the east bank of the Volga. Samara’s river-front is one of the favorite recreation places for local citizens and tourists.
- Samara is a major transportation hub: There are rail links to Moscow and other major Russian cities. Samara is a major river port. Samara is located on the M5 Highway, a major road between Moscow and the Ural region.
- The airport and the city of Samara are connected by two roads. Construction of a railway station is planned to connect the central railway station and Kurumoch Airport; a trip by train will take 60 minutes.
Infrastructure & Operations:
- Runways: 2 runways – 3,001m and 2,548m
- Not slot coordinated.
- Operating hours: 24/7
- Terminals: Kurumoch Airport’s terminal complex consists of three buildings (main international and domestic departures terminal; international arrivals terminal; domestic arrivals terminal). Current capacity is 750 passengers per hour: 600 passengers per hour on domestic flights and 150 passengers per hour on international flights. The business terminal has the capacity to handle 50 passengers per hour. Both international and domestic freight and mail is handled at the dedicated cargo facility equipped with all necessary technical means.
- The development project incorporates construction of a new air terminal and overhaul of utilities of Samara Kurumoch International Airport.
Other relevant Infrastructure & Operations details:
- The runways are equipped with up-to-date ILS ICAO Category I.
The airport handles various types of passenger and freight aircraft (except A380).
- The capacity of the air cargo complex is up to 200 tonnes per day.
Important infrastructure developments and/or other news
By the end of 2014:
- New passenger terminal with the area of over 35,000 sq m and capacity of 3.5 million passengers per year
- Reconstruction of the current terminal
- New landside area with a parking lot (18,000 sq m), a parking lot for the airport’s employees
- New network of access roads and roads on the airport territory (24,000 sq m)
- New cargo terminal
- Upgrade of the airport utilities
- Reconstruction of the airport office buildings, ground handling and maintenance centre
By the end of 2017:
- Expansion of the passenger terminal to 60,000 sq m
- Expansion of the cargo terminal to 3,850 sq m
- A multi-level parking complex (23,000 sq m) and one-level parking
- A convention hotel 4* (150 rooms)
- Reconstruction of the airport office buildings (phase two)
- Conversion of the current terminal to offices and VIP Terminal
- Further upgrade of the facilities
Total Passengers: 1,740,641 (10.8% increase compared to 2010), of which:
- International: 664,153
- Domestic: 1,076,488
- Domestic: 53.67%
- Scheduled international: 15.39%
- Charter international: 30.93%
- 4,445 t
- UTair, Orenair, Aeroflot.