|IATA: ROV – ICAO: URRR
|Operator||JSC "Airport Rostov-on-Don"|
|Elevation AMSL||79 m / 259 ft|
|Source: airport website|
Rostov-on-Don Airport (Russian: Аэропорт Ростов-на-Дону) Aeroport Rostov-na-Donu (IATA: ROV, ICAO: URRR) is an international airport located 9 km (6 mi) east of the city of Rostov-on-Don, in southern Russia. In 2011, Rostov Airport handled 1,716,200 passengers (a 19.1% increase compared with 2010) and 5,330 metric tonnes freight (a 5.2% increase).
Rostov Airport became an international airport in 1986.
Airfield built in 1925 direct contact have been established and flights from Rostov to Moscow, passing through the towns of Oryol and Kharkiv. Flights grew in demand, and in 1926 opened a new flight Tbilisi-Rostov-on-Don-Moscow. In 1932, construction began on the first terminal building (currently not used for passenger service). In the postwar years Rostov airport had to be restored from the ruins, to reconstruct and rebuild . Active runway length of 2,000 m, the platform and RD- 5 built in 1949. In 1986, the Rostov airport was given the status of international and regular flights to foreign countries began in 1991. In 1993, the airport was privatized.
Since 2002, the runway is being reconstructed. In 2009, the first stage of reconstruction, including partial resurfacing the runway, taxiway. The second phase involved strengthening and lengthening of its runway from 2,500 to 2,700 m. In parallel, the reconstruction and re-equipment of the passenger terminal took place. In recent years, international sector updated terminal. In 2004, a new departure hall with 300 seats was commissioned. In 2006-2007, carried out modernization and expansion of the hall of the international sector, installed a new conveyor for unloading luggage and new equipment for passport and visa control, mounted two passenger elevators and escalators as well as armchairs with 200 seats . In 2007 renewed VIP-hall was launched. Since February 2009, the airport complex system operates audio-visual alert passengers about flying. Security measures including a centralized system of surveillance and screening equipment were installed at the entrances to the airport terminal. In 2007, passenger traffic has exceeded 1 million people, and in 2011, the airport was able to serve more than 1.5 million passengers
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- (Russian) Rostov-on-Don Airport official website
- Accident history for ROV at Aviation Safety Network
- Airport information for URRR at Great Circle Mapper.
- Current weather for URRR at NOAA/NWS
- Airport information for URRR at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.