Number of heliports to increase sharply in Russia

Number of heliports to increase sharply in Russia
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The number of heliports might increase up to 30 until the end of 2017, president of the Board of Directors of NDV Group, Alexander Khrustalyov, said in an interview to RIA Novosti on Thursday.

“At present, we are determining the sites, but it will certainly be the cities of Astrakhan, Tyumen, Kaluga, Ulyanovsk, Samara, Novosibirsk, Bryansk, Sochi, Saint Petersburg and Yekaterinburg”, - he specified.

According to Alexander Khrustalyov, the main goal of heliports construction is the creation of hubs for development of sanitary and business aviation.

“Bare cost of a flight by the most simple helicopter runs from 35,000 roubles per hour. Within this period of time, one could pass approximately 180-200 km”, - he added.