Baikal International Airport

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Baikal International Airport
Международный
Аэропорт Байкал
Inside the Ulan-Ude Airport.jpg
Ulan-Ude Baikal Airport logo.png

IATA: UUDICAO: UIUU

UUD is located in Republic of Buryatia
UUD
UUD
Location of airport in Republic of Buryatia
Summary
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
Website http://www.airportbaikal.ru/
Runways
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.

Reconstruction[edit]

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
Bural
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
NordStar Chita, Krasnoyarsk-Yemelyanovo
Nordwind Airlines Seasonal Charter: Antalya
S7 Airlines
operated by Globus
Beijing-Capital, Moscow-Domodedovo, Novosibirsk
Transaero Seasonal: Moscow-Domodedovo
Ural Airlines Moscow-Domodedovo,[8] Yekaterinburg[5][9][10]
Yakutia Airlines Seoul-Incheon,[11] Yakutsk
Seasonal:Moscow-Vnukovo

Future[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Busiest routes at International Airport Baikal (by number of passengers) 2013[12]
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.

References[edit]

  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". airportbaikal.ru. 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". Interfax-Russia.ru. 30 July 2012. Retrieved 30 July 2012. 
  8. ^ ""Уральские авиалинии" с 28 мая открывают регулярное сообщение с Бурятией". Interfax. 21 March 2013. Retrieved 21 March 2013. 
  9. ^ "Авиарейсы из Екатеринбурга в Улан-Удэ". YandexRasp. 3 May 2014. Retrieved 3 May 2014. 
  10. ^ """Уральские авиалинии" открывают новое направление для жителей Бурятии"". 3 May 2014. 
  11. ^ ""Из Международного аэропорта "Байкал" открыт рейс в Сеул"". 6 June 2014. 
  12. ^ "Пассажиропоток международного аэропорта "Байкал" превысил 300 тысяч человек". Baikalfinans.com. 21 January 2014. Retrieved 22 January 2014. 

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