The new Rostov-on-Don Airport in Russia will officially open on 7 December 2017. It will replace older airfield and all airlines will switch their operation from the new Airport from December 7th.
Following the certification of the new airport Platov on December 1, both airports are currently being used on a temporary basis. The old airport, located within the city limits of Rostov, has been assigned IATA code RVI, Rostov Gazeta reported. The old airfield will officially close to all traffic from March 1, 2018.
The new airport is located 30 kilometres to the north of the city and expected to have an an annual capacity of 5 million passengers, more than twice the current traffic handled in Rostov.
The new airport will be heavily used during the upcoming football 2018 FIFA World Cup, during which Rostov will host five games.Rostov