Gomel Airport

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Gomel Airport
Аэрапорт Гомель
Аэропорт Гомель
Gomel Airport Bubin.jpg
Aerial view Gomel Airport
IATA: GMEICAO: UMGG
GME is located in Belarus
GME
GME
Location of airport in Belarus
Summary
Airport type Public
Serves Gomel
Location Gomel raion
Elevation AMSL 472 ft / 144 m
Coordinates 52°31′37″N 31°01′00″E / 52.52694°N 31.01667°E / 52.52694; 31.01667Coordinates: 52°31′37″N 31°01′00″E / 52.52694°N 31.01667°E / 52.52694; 31.01667
Website http://www.gomelavia.com/
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
11/29 8,431 2,570 Asphalt

Gomel Airport (IATA: GMEICAO: UMGG) is an airport located 3 km north-east from Gomel, the second-largest city in Belarus. It was opened in 1968.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Gomel airport was a hub of a regional air company "Gomelavia", which ceased operations on 22 February 2011 due to bankruptcy. "Gomelavia" had been servicing flights to Minsk, Moscow, Grodno and Kaliningrad. From 25 July 2011 the flag carrier of Belarus, Belavia, will start servicing flights from Gomel to Kaliningrad once again.

Besides Belarusian air companies, Latvian flag carrier "airBaltic" serviced flights between Gomel and Riga in 2006, but this destination is now defunct.

Gomel airport is now mainly used for charter flights to Italy, Belgium, Spain and some other Western European countries, those flights are organised by Western European organisations that take children from Gomel and its region to the West Europe with an eye to tourism.

Destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Belavia Seasonal: Kaliningrad,[1] Minsk-National (resumes 11 June 2013)[2]
Seasonal charter: Burgas[3] Thessaloniki[4]

Ground transport[edit]

Suburban bus route "Airport – Gomel" goes only once a day, buses go to the city's bus station and make a few stops in the city – near the St. Trinity temple, the university and at the Uprising (Vosstaniya) square.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SUMMER – 2013 (31.03.2013 – 26.10.2013)". TIMETABLE. National airline "Belavia". Retrieved 26 February 2013. 
  2. ^ L, J (7 March 2014). "Belavia to Resume Minsk – Gomel Service June – Sep 2014". Airlone Route. Retrieved 7 March 2014. 
  3. ^ http://gp.by/latest/76010.html
  4. ^ http://livegomel.com/premera-buduschego-leta-ot-muzenidis-trevel-pryamye-reysy-iz-gomelya-v-saloniki.html