Tolmachevo is one of the two passenger airports of huge Novosibirsk city and the gateway point of regional and international air service. For the first time people heard the name of this village on April 25, 1941. Back then the Office of Airfield Construction started building a major
military airfield which existed till the middle of the 50’s. The whole airfield was built by the strong hand of prisoners. The origin of the airfield-based Tolmachevo airport connected with equipment of the air forces of the USSR with a set of TU-104 jet liners.