Yemelyanovo airport (IATA code KJA) is the air gate of Krasnoyarsk region and one of the most important aviation hubs in the region. Its role in the development of the region’s trade and economy is hard to overestimate. The airport’s advantageous geographic location makes it a strategiс hub on the air route between Europe and Asia.
Today about 30 leading Russian and foreign airlines operate regular passenger traffic through “Yemelyanovo” to 75 destinations. Great attention is paid to freight carriers among which are the world's largest airlines as Lufthansa Cargo, AirBridgeCargo, Nippon Cargo Airlines and other. Passenger traffic in 2014 amounted to 2 066 020 passengers and has passed for the second time in the history an important milestone of 2 million.
Currently the draft of the new passenger terminal of the Krasnoyarsk airport has received the endorsement of the International air transport Association IATA, and has successfully passed the State examination. The area of the terminal will be about 41 000 square meters with a capacity of up to 3.5 million passengers. The construction of the terminal is planned before 2017.
The construction of the airport located some 27 km from Krasnoyarsk started in 1970.