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Tolmachevo Airport

Airport information
 Location of airport in Novosibirsk Oblast
Airport typePublic
OperatorOpen Joint Stock Company
LocationNovosibirsk, Russian Federation
S7 Airlines
Elevation111 m (365 ft)

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Novosibirsk Tolmachevo Airport ( ) is situated in the town of Ob, 16 km from center of Novosibirsk, an industrial and scientific center in Siberia, Russia's third largest city. Operations began on July 12, 1957 with the first passenger flight of Tupolev Tu-104 from Novosibirsk to Moscow. The airport was owned by United Tolmachevo Aviation Enterprise and Ministry of Civil Aviation of the USSR until 1992. The airport then became a joint stock company in 1995, with 51% owned by the state.

There are two (3,600 m (11,811 ft) and 3,605 m) active runways in Tolmachevo Airport, along with 2 passenger terminals for domestic and international flights, 1 cargo terminal and 61 aircraft stands. The domestic terminal was completely renovated in 2006. Tolmachevo Airport is also the first Russian airport to receive ISO 9002-96 certificate.

Tolmachevo is the largest airport in Siberia and the sixth largest airport in Russia after Domodedovo (Moscow), Sheremetyevo (Moscow), Vnukovo (Moscow), Pulkovo (St.Petersburg) and Koltsovo (Yekaterinburg) (Source: - airline network news and analysis

). In 2010, the airport served 2,261,630 passengers (+25.3%). In the first 6 month of 2011 the rapid growth continued and the airport served 1,150,281 passengers (+22.7%).

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