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1972The decision is taken to build the Airport “Kazan-2” with 2500 metre take-off strip. U. Kh. Mustafin, the commander of the united Kazan air group, has headed the construction. In 1974 the construction works continued under supervision of V. N. Khusainov.
15.09.1979 Birthday of the International Airport “Kazan”. Tu-134 aircraft has made the first flight by the route Kazan – Sochi (with Mr. E. I. Afinogenov as a pilot in command).
November, 1979 Airport “Kazan-2” has started accommodating aircrafts Tu-154, Tu-134, Il-18, An-12, An-24, Yak-40 and others.
1982  the Airport has been equipped to accommodate aircrafts of Il-86 type (as an alternate airport for this type of aircrafts).
01.02.1983 Airport “Kazan-2” has been acknowledged as complying with ICAO standards established for category I.
28.09.1984 Airport “Kazan-2” was renamed to airport “Kazan”.
21.02.1986 Airport “Kazan” gains the status of an International airport
01.05.1987 The Kazan aviation enterprise has conducted the first international flight on Tu-154 aircraft from Kazan to Berlin. Since that day international flights from Germany, Poland, Albania, Bulgaria, China, Mongolia and other countries are operating in the Airport “Kazan”
01.06.1992 Airport “Kazan” has detached from the company Tatarstan Airlines becoming an independent company
26.10.1992 The first regular international flight is made by Turkish Airlines by the route Istanbul – Kazan – Istanbu
30.11.1994 The decision is taken to launch reconstruction of the International Airport “Kazan”. In a short period the Kazan Company GiproNIIaviaprom has developed design and estimate documentation
1995 Comprehensive program has been designed for the International Airport “Kazan” development within the period from 1995 to 2005. The program has included the following: aerodrome zone reconstruction, providing for increase of the landing strip length up to 3750 m; fuelling centre reconstruction; airport building reconstruction; air traffic control facilities modernisation; air freight terminal, hotel and aircraft maintenance hangar construction.
March, 1997  Lufthansa airline has launched regular flights on А-319 aircrafts by the route Kazan – Frankfurt.
02.11.1998 International Airport “Kazan” has registered as the International Airport “Kazan”, Open Joint-Stock Company (OJSC)
2001 Full reconstruction of the fuelling complex
01.11.2002 The second airport runway is put into operation and acknowledged suitable for flight operation during daylight hours (ARW-2)
2003 Airport telephone exchange Hicom is put into operation
01.06.2004 ARW-2 is acknowledged suitable for around-the-clock operation of flights. Runway lighting (high-intensity runway lights) by Idman, Finland, as well as KRAMS-4 weather equipment and a new emergency-and-rescue station are installed.
2005 Modern business terminal is opened with the traffic capacity of 100 passengers per hour
29.09.2006Airport “Kazan” has accommodated and serviced air transport An-225 “Mria” with the largest load-carrying capacity in the world
2008 Modernization and development program of International Airport “Kazan” is designed for the period from 2008 to 2025. The purpose of the program is transport infrastructure facilities development in the Republic of Tatarstan and preparation for hosting of the World Summer Universiade, 2013. This project has provided for building of passenger terminal, reconstruction of runways artificial surface, taxiways and terminal apron, aircraft dispatch centre and a new building for a fire and emergency-and-rescue station construction
01.11.2012 Terminal 1А is put into operation with the traffic capacity of 1,2 m passengers per year
March, 2013 New air navigation complex, an air traffic control tower (ATCT) is opened
May, 2013 The Kazan Aeroexpress began to carry out movement on a route "Railway station Kazan" international airport "Kazan" on modern trains "Lastochka"[*]
20.06.2013 Airport runway No. 1 is opened
22.06.2013 Terminal 1 is put into operation after full reconstruction
30.01.2018an official opening of the logistics center "Russian Post" for the commercial operation
18.10.2018 opening of the first exhibition At the international exhibition center "Kazan Expo", which is located in close proximity to the airport and along with the logistics center "Russian post" is an integral part of the aerotropolis
August, 2019Kazan International Airport greets participants and guests of the WorldSkills Competition Kazan 2019 helded in Kazan. more...
11.05.2020During The World Airport Awards 2020 online award ceremony the most respected aviation consulting company Skytrax awarded the prize "Best Airport Staff in Russia & CIS " to Kazan international airport n.a. Gabdulla Tukay

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