Baikal International Airport

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Baikal International Airport
Аэропорт Байкал
Ulan-Ude Baikal Airport logo.png


UUD is located in Republic of Buryatia
Location of airport in Republic of Buryatia
Airport type Public / Military
Owner Russian Federation
Operator JSC "International Airport Ulan-Ude"
Serves Ulan-Ude
Location Ulan-Ude, Russia
Hub for
Coordinates 51°48′27″N 107°26′15″E / 51.80750°N 107.43750°E / 51.80750; 107.43750
Direction Length Surface
m ft
08/26 2,997 9,833 Concrete
08L/26R 2,042 6,700 Grass
14/32 1,411 4,630 Grass
Source: DAFIF,[1][2] airport website[3]

Baikal International Airport (Russian: Международный аэропорт «Байкал»), formerly Ulan-Ude Airport (Russian: Аэропорт Улан-Удэ) (IATA: UUDICAO: UIUU) is an international airport located 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) west of Ulan-Ude, Russia. The airport includes a single terminal with customs and border control facilities. With capacity of 400 passengers per hour, in 2013 the airport served 300,564 passengers on 19 scheduled international and domestic destinations.

The airport is named after nearby Lake Baikal.


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.[citation needed] In September 2014 it was announced that the government of Russian Federation which owns airport infrastructure decided to build new runway parallel to the current. The latter will become a taxiway. The construction is due in 2017 with a price tag of $157 million.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Aeroflot Moscow-Sheremetyevo[4]
Bural Nizhneangarsk, Taksimo
operated by PANH
Bratsk,[5] Bagdarin, Irkutsk, Kazachinckoye,[5] Kurumkan, Kyren, Nizhneudinsk,[5] Orlik, Taksimo, Ust-Ilimsk[5]
IrAero Irkutsk, Khabarovsk, Krasnoyarsk-Yemelyanovo, Magadan,[5][6] Manzhouli,[7] Novosibirsk, Ulan-Bator (begins June 2015),[8] Vladivostok (begins 4 April 2015)[9]
NordStar Chita, Krasnoyarsk-Yemelyanovo
Nordwind Airlines Seasonal Charter: Antalya
S7 Airlines
operated by Globus
Beijing-Capital, Moscow-Domodedovo, Novosibirsk
Transaero Moscow-Vnukovo[10]
Seasonal: Moscow-Domodedovo
Ural Airlines Moscow-Domodedovo,[11] Yekaterinburg[5][12][13]
UTair Charter: Phuket[14]
Yakutia Airlines Seoul-Incheon,[15] Yakutsk



Busiest routes at International Airport Baikal (by number of passengers) 2013[16]
Rank City Region Country Airports Airlines Number of passengers
1 Moscow Moscow/Moscow Oblast Russia Domodedovo, Sheremetyevo, Vnukovo Aeroflot, Globus Airlines, S7 Airlines, Transaero, Ural Airlines, Yakutia Airlines 185,3
2 Irkutsk Irkutsk Oblast Russia International Airport Irkutsk Bural, IrAero, PANH 12,3
3 Novosibirsk Novosibirsk Oblast Russia Novosibirsk Tolmachevo Airport IrAero, S7 Airlines 11,3
4 Chita Zabaykalsky Krai Russia Kadala Airport NordStar Airlines 10,3
5 Krasnoyarsk Krasnoyarsk Krai Russia Yemelyanovo Airport NordStar Airlines 10,3

Incidents and accidents[edit]

  • 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.


  1. ^ Airport information for UIUU at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
  2. ^ Airport information for UUD at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective Oct. 2006).
  3. ^ Lake Baikal Airport, official site
  4. ^ "В Улан-Удэ впервые приземлился собственный самолёт авиакомпании Аэрофлот Росийские Авиалинии". 29 October 2013. Retrieved 30 July 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f "Расписание полётов из Улан-Удэ". Airport Baikal. 3 May 2014. Retrieved 3 May 2014. 
  6. ^ ""В аэропорту "Байкал" впервые открывается новое сообщение с Магаданом"". Airport Baikal. 3 May 2014. 
  7. ^ ""ИрАэро" с 8 августа начнет выполнение рейса по маршруту Улан-Удэ - Маньчжурия". 30 July 2012. Retrieved 30 July 2012. 
  8. ^ "Авиакомпания "ИрАэро" начинает выполнять полеты в Улан-Батор и обратно с июня". 16 February 2015. Retrieved 16 February 2015. 
  9. ^ "В аэропорту "Байкал" открывается новый рейс во Владивосток". 16 February 2015. Retrieved 16 February 2015. 
  10. ^ ""Трансаэро» выполняет рейсы из Москвы в Улан-Удэ из международного аэропорта "Внуково"". Baikal Airpot. 2 February 2015. Retrieved 2 February 2015. 
  11. ^ ""Уральские авиалинии" с 28 мая открывают регулярное сообщение с Бурятией". Interfax. 21 March 2013. Retrieved 21 March 2013. 
  12. ^ "Авиарейсы из Екатеринбурга в Улан-Удэ". YandexRasp. 3 May 2014. Retrieved 3 May 2014. 
  13. ^ """Уральские авиалинии" открывают новое направление для жителей Бурятии"". 3 May 2014. 
  14. ^ ""Из аэропорта «Байкал» сегодня взлетел первый рейс на Пхукет"". Baikal Airpot. 19 October 2014. Retrieved 19 October 2014. 
  15. ^ ""Из Международного аэропорта "Байкал" открыт рейс в Сеул"". 6 June 2014. 
  16. ^ "Пассажиропоток международного аэропорта "Байкал" превысил 300 тысяч человек". 21 January 2014. Retrieved 22 January 2014. 

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