Rostov-on-Don Airport is an international airport located 8 km (5 mi) east of the city of Rostov-on-Don, in southern Russia. It is one of the largest airports in the south-west of Russia and the 12th busiest in the country. This international airport was founded in 1925 and was designated an international airport in 1986. Rostov-on-Don Airport served 50 destinations in Russia and abroad and hosted 30 airlines. It is a public airport that is a hub for Donavia. The best thing about this international airport is that it handled 2.06 million passengers, including 565 thousand on international routes. For future demolition, this Rostov-on-Don Airport is being closed. It is the 12th busiest airport in Russia and has been commercial success after it was introduced. Rostov-on-Don Airport includes VIP facilities within the terminal building for the tourist. This international airport is to be replaced with a brand new facility at the end of 2017 for the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Rostov-on-Don Airport operates for twenty-four hours a day and as restricted landing slots. The airport has one runway and can handle aircraft up to a Boeing 767 or equivalent size.