Novosibirsk International Airport is one of the most dynamically developing airports with the federal status, the largest transit hub beyond the Ural mountains on the major routes connecting Europe and Asia. The geographical position of Novosibirsk International Airport allows it to serve prospective cross-polar routes connecting North America and Asia.
The airport is located 17 km to the West of the centre of Novosibirsk, the administrative center of the Novosibirsk region and the Siberian Federal District. The region of the airport location has a high level of economic development and the maximum population density in the Asian part of Russia - within the radius of 500 km from Novosibirsk International Airport, there are 9 mln people. The need of the Siberian residents in air transport is growing twice as fast as the average one over Russia.
Due to its favourable location and availability of an extensive route network, Novosibirsk International Airport traditionally maintains a significant number of passengers not only from the Novosibirsk region but also from the surrounding region – Tomsk, Kemerovo, the Altai Krai and the Altai Republic.
Concentration of railway, road and water transport routes in Novosibirsk and expansion of trade and economic ties of the Siberian Federal District with foreign and Russian partners contribute to the development of Novosibirsk International Airport as the largest air transport site.