Krasnoyarsk International Airport, Volga-Dnepr Group and the Krasnoyarsk region have signed an agreement that aims to develop the gateway into an international logistics hub.


From left to right: Andrey Metzler, general director of Krasnoyarsk Airport; Alexander Uss, governor of the Krasnoyarsk region; and Alexey Isaykin, partner and chairman of the board, Volga-Dnepr.

The partners hope the airport will act as the main logistics hub for the development of cross-regional and international cargo operations. The agreement covers the opening of the international postal centre at Krasnoyarsk Airport, as well as Customs facilities and a mail Customs checkpoint to expedite cargo clearance. 

The move follows the airport reporting a five-fold increase in cargo throughput in 2020, as a result of increased demand during the pandemic. Alexey Isaykin, partner and chairman of the board at Volga-Dnepr, commented: “We have been operating through Krasnoyarsk for many years. However, 2020 was an exceptional year and it also demonstrated that the airport potential has not been unleashed to a full extent.” 

He added: “The airport demonstrated that it could provide high-quality services and keep on increasing the volumes. The major contributing commodities have been PPE, medical products and equipment, as the group has been carrying out an important rescue mission for our customers across Russia and beyond. It is very important that we have not reached the ceiling and see further potential for development.”