Nizhny Novgorod International Airport serves domestic and international flights and also comes as an alternate aerodrome for Moscow airports.
In 2017 Chkalov business lounge was recognized as the best airport of Best Office Awards.
In 2018 Chkalov airport won the first prize of Russian Air Gates as the best airport up to two million passangers traffic.
In 2018, the re-audit was successfully passed, which confirmed the compliance with ISAGO (IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations) global safety standards.
In 2020, Nizhny Novgorod International Airport received the “Air Gates of Russia” award in the nomination “Best Airport in the Category of up to 2 million passengers per year” (according to the results of 2019).
In 2021 the airport lounge for holders of Priority Pass cards was awarded as the winner of in the nomination "Business Space" of the Best Office Awards.