Bratsk Airport

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Bratsk Airport
Аэропорт Братск
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IATA: BTKICAO: UIBB

BTK is located in Irkutsk Oblast
BTK
BTK
Location of airport in Irkutsk Oblast
Summary
Airport type Public/Military
Operator AeroBratsk
Serves Bratsk
Location Bratsk, Russia
Hub for
Elevation AMSL 1,598 ft / 487 m
Coordinates 56°22′12″N 101°41′54″E / 56.37000°N 101.69833°E / 56.37000; 101.69833
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
12/30 10,368 3,160 Concrete

Bratsk Airport (Russian: Аэропорт Братск) (IATA: BTKICAO: UIBB) is an airport in Irkutsk Oblast, Russia located 8 kilometres (5 mi) north of Bratsk. It is a mixed use airfield, providing 32 parking spaces for medium-sized airliners, as well as a large number of branched fighter revetments.

Bratsk airport serves as a diversion airport on Polar route 2.[1][2]

The 350 IAP (350th Interceptor Aviation Regiment) arrived in 1984 with a number of Tupolev Tu-128 (Fiddler) aircraft. Bratsk was responsible for air defense of most of the Siberian interior region and depended on the long-range capability of the Tu-128 to cover this vast territory. By the 1990s the unit had been upgraded with MiG-31 jets.[3] The 350 IAP was disbanded in 2002.

Currently Bratsk continues to serve a vital civil aviation role as a staging base for cargo flights to Kamchatka. Recent Google Imagery showed 7 Ilyushin Il-76 jets parked on the tarmac. The airport is operated by AeroBratsk, its major civilian tenant.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
AeroBratsk Lensk
Angara Airlines Irkutsk, Novosibirsk
KrasAvia Krasnoyarsk-Cheremshanka
Nordwind Airlines/Ikar Airlines Charter: Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Nha Trang (Cam Ranh), Phuket
PANH Irkutsk, Ulan-Ude[4]
S7 Airlines Moscow-Domodedovo
Transaero Airlines Moscow-Domodedovo[5]
Yakutia Airlines Lensk, Moscow-Vnukovo

References[edit]

  1. ^ Boeing-conducted Airport safety and operational assessments
  2. ^ New Cross-Polar Routes
  3. ^ "Aviatsiya PVO". Aviabaza KPOI. 
  4. ^ "Расписание полётов из Улан-Удэ". Airport Baikal. 3 May 2014. Retrieved 3 May 2014. 
  5. ^ L, J (17 October 2014). "Transaero Plans New Moscow Domodedovo Domestic Routes in W14". Airline Route. Retrieved 17 October 2014.