Avia Invest: Extension of KIV terminal started

On Monday, November 3, Chisinau International Airport hosted a launch ceremony for the expansion and reconstruction of the airport terminal. The event was attended by Petru Jardan – CEO of AVIA INVEST SRL, Ilan Shor – Chairman of the Board of Directors of Avia Invest SRL and Vladimir Tonu – CEO of Extractor Grup SRL.

Avia Invest has launched a strategic plan for the development of the airport, taking all necessary measures to ensure the functionality of the airport in more effective ways. In order to implement the set tasks, work was started on the expansion and reconstruction of the terminal on the Eastern, Western and southern sides (9605 sq meters). The project provides for the construction of a new area of 4155 sq meters, and the reconstruction and upgrading of existing space (5450 sq meters) in accordance with international standards.

Thus, the expansion of the terminal (arrival, departure, baggage areas) will significantly reduce the inconvenience of passengers by creating a pleasant atmosphere before departure. Another advantage will be an increase in the airport's capacity to 750 passengers per hour (at this stage, 420 passengers per hour). Expansion and reconstruction of the terminal is one of the main tasks included in the strategic plan for the development of Chisinau airport, for which Avia Invest is making constant efforts.

In parallel with the investment plan for the expansion and reconstruction of the airport, conducting a large-scale work on the construction of multi-storey car Park for passengers was a new waiting area, another restaurant, also a children's Playground, located after passport control. All changes are aimed at improving passenger comfort.

It is important to note that during the expansion of the airport, the schedule of flights and arrivals will remain unchanged.

Two Moldovan companies were selected to perform the airport expansion and reconstruction works – INCP Urbanproiect design company and construction company Extractor Grup SRL. Both companies are also working on the construction of a multi-storey Parking lot in front of the airport building. NCP Urbanproiect and Extractor Grup SRL presented the best offers both from the technical and financial side. The offers comply with all construction regulations and standards.

Avia Invest also actively cooperates with airlines to open new flight directions. As a result, the flight map of Chisinau airport only this year has increased by five destinations: Warsaw, Milan Bergamo, Moscow Sheremetyevo, Moscow Vnukovo, Turin, and two new airlines EUROLOT and AEROFLOT have started flights to Warsaw and Moscow from Chisinau airport.

SRL AVIA INVEST is an administrator-investor company that has taken over the Chisinau international airport as a concession since November 1, 2013, according to the decree of the government of the Republic of Moldova. Chisinau international airport was awarded the "fastest growing airport among the CIS countries" award for 2013 among airports with a passenger traffic of up to 1.5 million people per year. In 2013, Chisinau international airport served 1,321,362 people, which is 8.26% more than in 2012. Currently, 22 companies operate flights to 30 destinations around the world at Chisinau International airport.

INCP Urbanproiect - project organization. The Institute was founded in 1944, and in 1998 it received the status of a National research project Institute. Throughout the years of its existence, the Institute has held a leading position as the largest specialized design organization, and the team of specialists of the Institute became the basis for the creation of the design school of the Republic. Significant projects: reconstruction of the Parliament building, residential buildings with underground Parking, agro-industrial complex with a network of Parking lots, Regional clinical hospital with underground Parking in Kalarash, commercial center in Taraclia, ice cream factory in yalovena, educational blocks of the University of Balti, etc.

Extractor Grup SRL is a construction company licensed in the field of construction since 2004, with successful projects implemented on the Moldovan market. Reliability, stability, punctuality in the performance of work and flexibility are the main characteristics of the company. Significant projects: TeleRadio Moldova Building, food base and Renaissance Perfect representative office building, construction of a school for 700 students in Myndresti village, reconstruction of a kindergarten in Hincesti, commercial shopping center (hypermarket) Keramin, residential buildings with underground car parks, General construction work in the project of the Border Service, funded by the EU, for the installation of radio communication between border points of the country, etc.