Begishevo Airport

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Begishevo Airport
Begişevo Xalıqara Aeroportı
Аэропорт Бегишево
BegishevoAirport logo.svg
Airport type Public
Operator OAO Begishevo Airport
Serves Nizhnekamsk, Naberezhnye Chelny, Yelabuga
Location Nizhnekamsk, Russia
Hub for
Elevation AMSL 643 ft / 196 m
Coordinates 55°33′48″N 052°5′42″E / 55.56333°N 52.09500°E / 55.56333; 52.09500Coordinates: 55°33′48″N 052°5′42″E / 55.56333°N 52.09500°E / 55.56333; 52.09500
NBC is located in Tatarstan
Location of airport in Tatarstan
Direction Length Surface
ft m
04/22 8,166 2,489 Asphalt

Begishevo Airport (Russian: Аэропорт Бегишево, Tatar: "Begişevo" Xalıqara Aeroportı) (IATA: NBCICAO: UWKE) is an airport in Tatarstan, Russia located 19 km east of Nizhnekamsk. It services medium-sized airliners up to Tupolev Tu-154 and Ilyushin Il-76. It has a very large apron and a number of hangars and buildings.


The construction of Begishevo airport started in 1970 on initiative of Nizhnekamskneftekhim. A first, technical, flight was effected on December 25, 1971 on An-24 airplane. Regular flights within Tatarstan (Kazan, Chistopol, Muslyumovo, Aktanysh, Yelabuga) started in 1972. During next few years Begishevo airport established connections with the main cities of European Russia, Ukraine and Georgia. The airport obtained international status in 1998. In 2008, it became independent from Tatarstan Airlines as OAO Begishevo Airport.[1] 99.95% of its shares belong to OAO KAMAZ (as of June 30, 2011).[2]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Aeroflot Moscow-Sheremetyevo
AtlasGlobal Istanbul-Atatürk[3]
Dexter Air Taxi Nizhny Novogorod
Izhavia Seasonal: Anapa, Sochi
RusLine St Petersburg
S7 Airlines Moscow-Domodedovo[4]
UTair Aviation Moscow-Vnukovo
UVT Aero St Peterbug, Yekaterinburg

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