Ulyanovsk Vostochny Airport

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Ulyanovsk Vostochny Airport
Аэропорт Ульяновск-Восточный
IATA: ULYICAO: UWLW
Summary
Airport type Public
Location Ulyanovsk, Ulyanovsk Oblast, Russia
Elevation AMSL 77 m / 253 ft
Coordinates 54°23′58″N 048°48′04″E / 54.39944°N 48.80111°E / 54.39944; 48.80111Coordinates: 54°23′58″N 048°48′04″E / 54.39944°N 48.80111°E / 54.39944; 48.80111
Website Russian
Maps
Ulyanovsk Oblast in Russia
Ulyanovsk Oblast in Russia
ULY is located in Ulyanovsk Oblast
ULY
ULY
Location of the airport in the Ulyanovsk Oblast
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
02/20 5,000 16,404 Reinforced Concrete
Sources: Russian AIP, WAD,[1] GCM,[2] STV[3]

Ulyanovsk Vostochny Airport (sometimes referred to as Ul'yanovsk or Ulyanovsk Northeast) (IATA: ULYICAO: UWLW) is an airport in Russia located 28 kilometres (17 mi) northeast of Ulyanovsk in Russia. This runway is the third longest public use runway in the world with a length of 5,000 metres (16,000 ft). It is also the widest, with a total width of about 105 metres (344 ft).

This airport is mainly a cargo airport. It's the base for Polet Airlines and Volga-Dnepr Airlines. Also located here is Aviastar-SP, the manufacturer of the Antonov An-124 and Tupolev Tu-204.

In March 2012 Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov offered Ulyanovsk Vostochny Airport for NATO use as a hub for non-lethal cargo and for ferrying personnel,[4] which set off protests and criticisms among the populace.

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