The largest Siberian airport Tolmachevo in Novosibirsk is the main transit hub beyond Ural that serves the most important directions between Asia and Europe. It's the sixth largest Russian airport according to passenger traffic. The capacity of the international and domestic terminals amounts to 2550 people an hour.
The airport was put into service in 1957 when the first flight Novosibirsk - Moscow was performed by the Tu-104.
In September 1992 it got the status of the international one.
The sign writes: "Novosibirsk".
The airport terminal is able to serve 1800 passengers per hour on domestic flights and 750 - on international ones.