STRIGINO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Strigino Airport, which is sometimes referred to as Nizhy Novgorod Airport, is located 14km southwest of the city centre of Nizhny Novgorod. Strigino Airport is one of the oldest airports in Russia - beginning operation in 1923 as a domestic airport. It was granted international status in 1993. The terminal building was constructed in 2016 and replaces the old terminal building which had been in place since the early 1960s. Within the terminal passengers can find typical airport facilities along with a collection of retail stores and food and beverage options. The airport has a VIP lounge reserved for use by officials and government delegation. The airport is well connected to the local area, and there are plans to connect the airport via a high speed railway to Moscow, with the railway line stretching between Moscow and Kazan.
Strigino Airport operates 24 hours a day. It is important to note that airport staff do not speak English at this airport and slots are controlled. The airport is capable of handling aircraft up to the size of an Airbus A321 or equivalent.