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Governor of the Irkutsk region is in favor of managing the Irkutsk airport jointly with the investor

The government of the Irkutsk region is in favor of joint management of Irkutsk International Airport with a private investor. To do this, it is ready to attract the Novaport aviation holding company

Governor of the Irkutsk region is in favor of managing the Irkutsk airport jointly with the investor
This was reported to journalists on Friday Irkutsk governor Sergei Levchenko.

"Now I would not talk about the form of airport management: a concession it will be or other options. Public-private partnership is a new business in our country and not sufficiently developed. Today's my position - there must be joint management. Proposals for Novaport are formed, they are joint. There is a working group led by Ruslan Bolotov (deputy chairman of the Irkutsk government), they meet quite often, "said the governor.

He also explained that he is 10-year-old perspective does not see the future at the existing airport, located within the city.

"One tourist flow can increase by 1 million people per year, our airport will not accept it." It is forbidden to take off to the city, "he said, adding that in this situation it is necessary to build a new one An air company outside of Irkutsk.

Irkutsk airport in 2015 served 1,68 million passengers.

In April 2015, OJSC Irkutsk International Airport, by presidential decree, was transferred from federal to regional ownership to attract investment in the development of the Irkutsk air hub under public-private partnership. Now the airport owner is the Ministry of Property of the Irkutsk region.