The second stage of the investment project:
- Extension of the passenger terminal up to 60 000 sq.m;
- Construction of the building for the new hotel with conference center;
- Modernization of utility systems and services.
Planned characteristics of the hotel:
- Hotel room capacity - 150–250 rooms
- Total area - 14 000 sq.m
- Conference area - 1 800 sq.m
Modern airports are no longer just a part of aviation infrastructure. Now they are intermodal, multi-purpose enterprises which stimulate the development of commercial activity not only in the territory of the airport but also far beyond it. All services of the modern city center are now located in the airport areas and in adjoining territories. Regions having large airports are originally attractive centers of commercial activity that is not directly connected with the basic functions of the airport. Fast commercial development of the airports and adjoining territories is the main driving power for cities growth, where the airport becomes the center of employment, trade, commercial and entrepreneurial activities, collectively referred to as “aerotropolis”.
Potential for aerotropolis development in the territory of Kurumoch airport stems from its location between the two cores of Samara- Togliatti agglomeration (the third in terms of population in Russia).
Comprehensive approach is of crucial importance for successful aerotropolis; implementation of such project means solving the difficult large-scale issues, attraction of large investments and also requires coordination and participation of a number of interested parties. Creation of aerotropolis may ensure the strong social and economic development for the Samara region.