Ramenskoye Airport: history, construction, prospects

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Ramenskoye Airport: history, construction, prospects
Ramenskoye Airport: history, construction, prospects

Ramenskoye Airport, located in the suburbs of Moscow, will soon become a major international transport hub. Previously, it was used only for experimental flights. But since 2012, they began to talk about serving passenger traffic in it, which will significantly reduce the load on other capital airports.

Airport Information

ramenskoye airport
ramenskoye airport

Ramenskoye Gromov Airport is located within the city of Zhukovsky. It is noteworthy that the airfield complex does not have a certain class, since it is designed to ensure the takeoff and landing of absolutely any airliner without any restrictions on takeoff weight. Runway number 12L/30R is the longest runway in all of Europe. It is 5.4 km long and 70 m wide. Another runway, 08L/26R, is being reconstructed and is now used as a taxiway and aircraft parking area.

Ramenskoye airport is the base for the divisions of the design bureaus "Il", "Tu","Dry", as well as for the FGUAP Ministry of Emergency Situations, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the FSB, Alrosa-Avia, Aviastar-Tu. Air cargo services are also provided here.

The airfield complex in Zhukovsky was built back in the 80s. It was intended to send fragments of the Buran orbital spacecraft to the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

In 2012, it was decided to create an airport on its basis, which will be part of the infrastructure of the Moscow transport aviation hub. This decision was made due to the fact that three Moscow airports cannot cope with the volume of passenger traffic and new runways have not yet been put into operation.

Construction of the airport in Ramenskoye: stages

construction of an airport in Ramenskoye
construction of an airport in Ramenskoye

Construction work under the project includes three stages. It is assumed that the construction will be completed by 2019. For this purpose, 34.5 hectares of land have been allocated on the territory of the airfield complex, on which there will be three terminals (including one cargo terminal), parking and car parking, service stations, hotels, offices, buildings for commercial use.

The first stage ends in 2016. During this period, the air passenger terminal will be put into operation, with an area of 15,000 m22, and a maximum capacity of 1,800,000 people per year. A 4-lane highway leading to the terminal building will also be completed.

The second stage will be completed by the end of 2017. It is expected that the construction of the secondpassenger terminal, which is 2 times larger than the first one. The capacity will increase to 6,000,000 passengers. A parking lot and a hotel complex will be built. Until 2017, the existing cargo terminal will undergo reconstruction and will be able to provide customs and warehouse services.

The third stage will last from the end of 2017 to 2019. At this time, the area of the first terminal will increase by 2 times. A maintenance facility for aircraft will also be put into operation.

In 2021, the terminal will be able to serve up to 12,000,000 people a year.

Ramenskoye Airport on the map: how to get there

Ramenskoye airport on the map
Ramenskoye airport on the map

The building of the new airport is located between the cities near Moscow - Zhukovsky and Ramenskoye - 3 km from the railway station "42 km".

As part of the construction work, the issue of the development of transport infrastructure is being addressed. It is assumed that the Otdykh platform, where trains of the Kazan direction stop, will be reconstructed. From the platform to the terminal, passengers will travel by bus.

Currently, you can get there by taxi, bus or electric train. Buses run from the Kotelniki metro station at intervals of half an hour. Trains to Otdykh and 42 km platforms depart from Kazansky railway station.


new airport in Ramenskoye
new airport in Ramenskoye

By March this year, the new airport will change its name and become Zhukovsky.

Over 10 billion rubles were invested in the project over five years. By the end of the third phase of construction inmore than 240 km2 of infrastructure facilities will be put into operation. Thus, more than 10 million passengers can be served here a year.

The air transport hub in Ramenskoye will become a single center for civil, experimental and state aviation. It is the inclusion of civil aviation in the scope of the company's activities that will attract new investments.


The new airport in Ramenskoye has started serving passenger flights since March 2016. However, the schedule has not been set yet.

It was originally planned that flights would be operated from 2015 by the domestic low-cost airline Dobrolet, later renamed Pobeda, but due to sanctions, the company's activities were suspended. It has now become known that the first flights will be operated by iFly.

It is assumed that low-cost airlines will be based in Ramenskoye, since they do not have their own "air harbor".

Ramenskoye Airport is the fourth "air gate" of Moscow. Its construction began in 2012, and it begins to work in March of this year. Such successes were achieved with the support of the state. But it will not be able to compete with the three metropolitan airports.

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