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Russia confirms plans to close Moscow Vnukovo for runway upgrade

20-Sep-2010 1:46 PM

Russian Transportation Minister, Igor Levitin, confirmed plans to close Moscow Vnukovo Airport for up to three months while one of its runways is being reconstructed (RIA Novosti, 18-Sep-2010). The airport has two intersecting runways. Renovations on Runway 2 were completed in Mar-2009, while Runway 1 has not been refurbished since 1985. The project is likely to be carried out during the off-peak season between February and April. The Government of Moscow launched a reconstruction and development project for the airport in 2003, which is expected to be completed in 2003.