Vladivostok International Airport

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Vladivostok International Airport
Международный аэропорт «Владивосток»


VVO is located in Primorsky Krai
Location of airport in Primorsky Krai
Airport type Public
Operator Vladivostok Avia
Serves Vladivostok
Location Artyom, Russia
Hub for
Elevation AMSL 46 ft / 14 m
Coordinates 43°23′57″N 132°09′05″E / 43.39917°N 132.15139°E / 43.39917; 132.15139
Website www.vvo.aero
Direction Length Surface
ft m
06/24 3,191 973 Asphalt
07R/25L 11,483 3,500 Concrete
07L/25R 11,483 3,500 Concrete
16/34 1,975 602 Asphalt
Statistics (2011)
Passengers Served 1,456,000
Flights Served 6,295
Total Cargo (tonnes) 690,650
2011 shareholders' report [1]

Vladivostok International Airport (Russian: Международный аэропорт «Владивосток» Mezhdunarodnyi aeroport Vladivostok) (IATA: VVOICAO: UHWW) is located near Artyom, Primorsky Krai, Russia roughly an hour's drive (44 kilometers) north of the center of the city of Vladivostok. It was formerly known as Knevichi Airport, named after village Knevichi.


The airport consists of two passenger terminals: the old Domestic Terminal B and the new International Terminal A. It has two airfields, Lake Springs and Knevichi.

Lake Springs Airfield

The Lake Springs airfield was designed for aircraft operating on regional routes. It has two hard surface runways 21 meters wide, each. One is 1000 meters in length and the second is 600 meters. Currently, it is not used for regularly scheduled flights, and local aviation operates from there, instead.


The Knevichi airfield was designed for all types of aircraft and has two hard surface runways. Each runway is 3,500 meters in length and 60 meters in width.[1]

Expansion and modernization[edit]

Check-in hall of the Domestic Flights Terminal

The domestic Terminal B of the airport underwent complete renovation during 2005-2006, which made it one of the most comfortable and up-to-date airport terminals in Russia. The renovated terminal was re-opened on December 19, 2006.

Federal and regional government announced plans to rebuild Vladivostok International Airport prior to the APEC Russia 2012 Summit on Russky Island, south of Vladivostok. A new terminal (terminal A) was built in 2012, at a cost of 7 billion RUB. The capacity of this new terminal building is 3.5 million passengers/year.[2] Runway 07R/25L was also reconstructed and lengthened, to 3,500 meters. This new runway is capable of accommodating all aircraft types without any restrictions.[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Aeroflot Moscow-Sheremetyevo
operated by Aurora
Beijing-Capital, Busan, Hong Kong,[3] Khabarovsk, Mudanjiang,[4] Novosibirsk, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Seoul-Incheon, Tokyo-Narita,[5] Yakutsk, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
Seasonal: Dalian
Air Koryo Pyongyang
Asiana Airlines Seoul-Incheon[6]
Ikar Charter: Cam Ranh, Krabi
IrAero Blagoveshchensk, Chita, Ulan-Ude[7]
Korean Air Seoul-Incheon
NordStar Krasnoyarsk-Yemelyanovo
Nordwind Airlines Charter: Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Phuket, Nha Trang
Orenair Simferopol (begins 1 June 2015) [8]
Charter: Guam
Philippine Airlines Charter: Manila[9]
S7 Airlines Beijing-Capital, Hong Kong, Irkutsk, Novosibirsk, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Tokyo-Narita, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
Seasonal: Seoul-Incheon[10]
Transaero Airlines Moscow-Domodedovo, Moscow-Vnukovo, St. Petersburg
Charter: Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi
Ural Airlines Irkutsk, Krasnodar, Krasnoyarsk-Yemelyanovo, Novosibirsk, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg
Yakutia Airlines Krasnodar, Yakutsk, Yekaterinburg
Seasonal: Niigata,[11] Tokyo-Narita[11]

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