Kaliningrad Devau Airport

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Kaliningrad Devau
Devau main building 2006.JPG
The main building of the former Königsberg Devau Airport in May 2006
IATA: noneICAO: none
Summary
Airport type Public
Location Kaliningrad
Elevation AMSL 69 ft / 21 m
Coordinates 54°43′30″N 020°34′24″E / 54.72500°N 20.57333°E / 54.72500; 20.57333Coordinates: 54°43′30″N 020°34′24″E / 54.72500°N 20.57333°E / 54.72500; 20.57333
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
4,593 1,400 Concrete


Kaliningrad Devau Airport is located 5 km northeast of Kaliningrad. Today it is a small general aviation airfield and is also used for sports aviation. There are Antonov An-2 aircraft parked on the site.

History[edit]

The airport opened as Königsberg Devau Airport (German: Flughafen Devau) in 1921 after the Polish corridor separated East Prussia from the main part of Germany. The main building was designed by the architect Hanns Hopp, who was the architect of several public and private buildings erected in Königsberg in the 1920s.

The airport in Devau was used by Deutsche Luft Hansa and Deruluft, which connected Königsberg with Berlin and Moscow and other destinations.

After World War II, Devau was discontinued as the main airport by the Soviets, in favor of Khrabrovo Airport. Parts of the original main building still exists and is used by the Kaliningrad Sport Aviation Club.