Sakhalin authorities plan to build a new runway at the Northern airport of the island

YUZHNO-SAKHALINSK, November 23. /Corr. Irina Baibarza/. The specialists of the Institute lenaeroproyekt on behalf of the authorities of the region held a pre-survey of the Northern Sakhalin airlines – airport Okha and came to the conclusion that the construction on site of the new runway (WFP), said the press Secretary of the Governor of the Sakhalin region.

“According to experts, more cost-effective the construction of a new runway, repairing the old will cost more”, – was mentioned at the meeting on modernization of the object.

The Sakhalin region Governor instructed the experts to prepare a technical design brief and submit it to the regional Ministry of transport and road economy. “We will analyze all the options, look at all the aspects taken into account,” said Kozhemyako.

The runway of the airport of the city of Okha was built in 1975. Currently it needs renovations. The length of the runway is 1300 meters. The airline takes a day two or three aircraft. Oxx airport provides transportation in Khabarovsk and Yuzhno – Sakhalinsk.

A new band plan to run alongside the existing. Its length will be 1.6 thousand meters to accommodate modern aircraft. The old runway during construction will be operated and upon completion of the work will become redundant.

Earlier it was reported that the authorities of Sakhalin in 2015 will allocate 3 billion roubles for the reconstruction of the airport of the city of Okha, including the construction of a new runway -1,8 billion.