Volgograd International Airport

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Volgograd International Airport
Международный Аэропорт Волгоград
Gumrak Airport View.jpg
IATA: VOGICAO: URWW
VOG is located in Volgograd Oblast
VOG
VOG
Location of airport in Volgograd Oblast
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator JSC "Volgograd International Airport"
Serves Volgograd
Location Volgograd, Russia
Elevation AMSL 482 ft / 147 m
Coordinates 48°46′54″N 044°20′48″E / 48.78167°N 44.34667°E / 48.78167; 44.34667Coordinates: 48°46′54″N 044°20′48″E / 48.78167°N 44.34667°E / 48.78167; 44.34667
Website www.mav.ru
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
11/29 7,580 2,300 Asphalt

Volgograd International Airport (Russian: Международный Аэропорт Волгоград) (IATA: VOGICAO: URWW) is an airport in Russia located 15 km northwest of Volgograd. It comprises a civilian airport built on top of an older military runway (3300 m), now demolished. The terminal area parks 42 medium/large aircraft and 91 small aircraft.

A military training unit was present at Gumrak as late as 1994, the 706 UAP (706th Aviation Training Regiment), using Aero L-39 aircraft. Volgograd Airport served as base for Air Volga. When the airline went bankrupt in April 2010, its aircraft and most of the routes were taken over by RusLine.

Battle of Stalingrad[edit]

The airport, then named Gumrak Airport, was used by the German 6th Army as fuel and supply depot (alongside with Pitomnik Airfield) during the Battle of Stalingrad in 1942/43. After the fall of Pitomnik on 17 January 1943, Gumrak was the only one of seven airfields around Stalingrad still in German hands.[1] On 22 January, a last He 111 aircraft left the airfield with 19 wounded soldiers, the last flight out of Stalingrad for the 6th Army.[2] Gumrak eventually was recaptured on 23 January, leaving the 6th Army without any means of direct support.[3]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Aeroflot Moscow-Sheremetyevo
Aeroflot
operated by Dobrolet
Moscow-Sheremetyevo (begins 1 August 2014)[4]
Aeroflot
operated by Donavia
Seasonal: Sochi
Astra Airlines Seasonal charter: Thessaloniki
Ellinair Seasonal:Thessaloniki (begins 24 May 2015) [5]
Seasonal charter: Corfu
flydubai Dubai
Orenair Seasonal charter: Antalya
RusLine Krasnodar, Moscow-Domodedovo, Rostov-on-Don, Surgut, St Petersburg, Yerevan
S7 Airlines Moscow-Domodedovo
SCAT Aktau
Transaero Airlines Seasonal charter: Paphos
Ural Airlines Dushanbe, St Petersburg
UTair Aviation Moscow-Vnukovo, Perm, Surgut
Uzbekistan Airways Tashkent,[6] Urgench

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Great Patriotic War - 1943 accessed: 9 March 2009
  2. ^ Hitler's War on Russia Google book review, author: Charles Winchester, publisher: Osprey Publisjing, page: 111, accessed: 10 March 2009
  3. ^ Das Wolf - Third Reich militaria January 1943, accessed: 9 March 2009
  4. ^ "Dobrolet Booking". Dobrolet. Retrieved 30 June 2013. 
  5. ^ http://el.ellinair.com
  6. ^ "Авиакомпания Узбекистана начинает полёты в Волгоград". CA-NEWS: Central Asian News Service. 21 August 2013. Retrieved 21 August 2013.