A blizzard paralyzed the work of Krasnodar airport – Rossiyskaya Gazeta


Heavy snowfall in the capital of the Kuban led to the restriction of the local airport. Acceptance and dispatch of aircraft were stopped at least until the evening of January 17, reported at the press service of the international airport Krasnodar.

– After midnight Krasnodar once again found itself under the influence of a powerful cyclone. After warning meteorologists, all services and equipment were mobilized to clear the airfield. Until 8 a.m., the airport continued to receive and release aircraft, but with the increasing snowfall, the air harbor of the capital of the Kuban is forced to limit its work, – said in the air harbor.

At first, the airport was limited to 13:30, then this regime was extended until the evening. At the moment, 11 flights are delayed and one is canceled.

The Main Directorate of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the region issued an emergency warning for snowfall in the Krasnodar Territory on January 17 and 18.

The head of Krasnodar, Yevgeny Pervyshov, due to a blizzard, urged motorists to cancel their planned trips and not use personal transport. Now on the city streets, trying to cope with the heavy rainfall, works 81 units of equipment and 600 people.

As previously reported, on January 15, the airport was already suspended due to bad weather. As a result, 13 aircraft planning to fly to Moscow, Perm and Sochi were detained.


Source: Российская Газета by rg.ru.

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