Ulan-Ude Airport or Lake Baikal Airport (Russian: Аэропорт Улан-Удэ (Байкал)) (IATA: UUD, ICAO: UIUU) is an international airport located 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) west of Ulan-Ude, Russia. The airport includes a single terminal built in early 1980s along with customs and border control facilities. With capacity of 400 passengers per hour, in 2011 the airport served 187,770 passengers (up 12% from 2010) and handled 2,040 aircraft.
In 2006 the airport underwent an overhaul of its runway, costing RUR 330 million (USD 10 million). In 2007 the airport underwent renovation of its taxiways and parking areas, at a cost of RUR 230 million.. In November, 2006, the Russian government announced the decision to create a special economic zone 170 km away of Ulan-Ude at Lake Baikal with plans of upgrading the airport. The plans include building a second runway, enlarging the original runway, and improving passenger facilities to accommodate one million passengers in 2010.
In 1971 an Ulan-Ude (Mukhino)-based An-24 has crash-landed on Bogorodsky island near the city. It was a training flight with one idle engine; the crash was caused by flight engineer who has switched off the second engine by mistake. Crewmen had got wounds; the plane has partially burnt down.
In 1989 a Tu-134 crashed on landing at Ulan-Ude (Mukhino) on a delivery flight from near-by Vostochny airport. The aircraft lost a wing and was then destroyed by fire. The crew escaped through a window. The crash was caused by pilot error; in conditions of low visibility the captain landed the plane 300m to the left of the runway.