Belgorod International Airport

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Belgorod International Airport
Международный Аэропорт Белгород
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Airport type Public
Operator JSC "Belgorod Air Enterprise"
Serves Belgorod
Location Belgorod, Russia
Elevation AMSL 224 m / 735 ft
Coordinates 50°38′36″N 36°35′24″E / 50.64333°N 36.59000°E / 50.64333; 36.59000Coordinates: 50°38′36″N 36°35′24″E / 50.64333°N 36.59000°E / 50.64333; 36.59000
EGO is located in Belgorod Oblast
Location of airport in Belgorod Oblast
Direction Length Surface
m ft
11/29 2,500 8,202 Asphalt concrete
12/30 2,417 7,930 Grass
Statistics (2015)
Number of passengers Increase 316 000

Belgorod International Airport (Russian: Международный Аэропорт Белгород) (IATA: EGOICAO: UUOB) is an airport in Russia located 4 km north of Belgorod. It services narrow-body airliners (such as the Tupolev Tu-154, Tupolev Tu-204, Ilyushin Il-76, Boeing 737, Airbus A320, Boeing 757 etc.) and wide-body airliner Boeing 767.[2] It conducts 24-hour flight operations. The airport was founded in 1954.


The establishement date of the airport is considered to be August 30, 1954, when the order was issued by the Deputy Chief of Air Fleet under the Council of Ministers of the USSR and Belgorod landing pad began its transformation into a class IV Airport.

In 1954, the Kursk squadron relocated to the northern outskirts of Belgorod. These aircraft carried cargo and mail transportation, medical staff in the newly created districts of the Belgorod Oblast. The staff (technicians, drivers) did not exceed 20-30 people then.

In 1957 came into operation Yak-12, capable of carrying 4 passengers or 350 kilograms of cargo. Aircraft used for flight on the territory of the region. In the years 1959-1968 made fleet capacity by AN-2 and Yak-12.

In 1969, the runway was put into operation. I began receiving short-haul aircraft: Yak-40, L-410, An-24. To fly to Moscow, Sochi, Anapa, Simferopol, Poltava, Donetsk. Created by air traffic control, 170 people work at the plant. Since 1970, flights operated to Rostov-on-Don, Voronezh, Krasnodar and Lipetsk.

In 1975 the airport admitted to reception of the Tu-134. New lines opened up to new directions in Murmansk, Yekaterinburg, Astrakhan, Tyumen, Smolensk, Saratov and Mariupol.

In 1976-1989 years of the expansion of the geography of flights and an increase in the intensity of flights. 1981 saw reconstruction of the runway. In the years 1985-1994 were performed passenger flights to Khabarovsk, Novosibirsk, Surgut, Tyumen, Murmansk, Arkhangelsk, Leningrad, Riga, Minsk, Kiev, Lviv, Yerevan, Sochi, Odessa, Simferopol, Kaliningrad, Chelyabinsk and Baku.

In 1995, the airport was given the status of international airport. Along with the implementation of domestic flights, international flights started to operate to Turkey, Bulgaria, Israel, Hungary. Accepted cargo planes from India, China, the Netherlands, the United Arab Emirates.

In 1998-1999 follwing the an economic meltdown, which resulted in a sharp decline in demand for passenger air travel and the reduction of the amount of work, number of flights reduced.

In 2000-2001, scheduled passenger transport resumed, including international with opening of new flights to Salekhard, Tyumen, Surgut, Norilsk, Yekaterinburg, Anapa, Murmansk, Sochi, Novy Urengoy, Soviet, Naryan-Mar, Arkhangelsk, Israel, Hungary, Cyprus and Bulgaria using Tu-134, Tu-154, Yak- 42, with a capacity of 70 - 160 passengers.

In April 2002, "the airline Belgorod" transformed into a Federal State Unitary Enterprise "Belgorod State Aviation Enterprise", and in December of the same year transformed into Open Joint Stock Company "Belgorod Airlines".

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Orenair Boeing 737-500 at Belgood Airport.
Yamal Airlines Airbus A320 taking off at Belgorod Airport.
Airlines Destinations
Azur Air Seasonal charter: Antalya
Gazpromavia Novy Urengoy, Noyabrsk
Komiaviatrans St Petersburg
Nordwind Airlines Moscow-Sheremetyevo
Seasonal charter: Antalya, Enfidha
Orenburzhye Rostov-on-Don[3]
Pegas Fly Seasonal charter: Djerba, Phuket
Pobeda Moscow–Vnukovo
RusLine Moscow–Domodedovo, Yekaterinburg
Ural Airlines Seasonal charter: Antalya
UTair Aviation Moscow–Vnukovo

Traffic Statistics[edit]

Busiest domestic routes from Belgorod Int. Airport (2014)[4]
Rank City Region PAX Flights
1 Moscow MoscowCity of Moscow
Moscow OblastMoscow Oblast
161,605 2,022
2 Simferopol* Autonomous Republic of CrimeaRepublic of Crimea* 14,347 77
3 Novy Urengoy Tyumen OblastTyumen Oblast
Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous OkrugYamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug
12,848 58
4 Saint Petersburg Saint PetersburgCity of St Petersburg
Leningrad OblastLeningrad Oblast
9,406 139
5 Nyagan Tyumen OblastTyumen Oblast
Khanty-Mansi Autonomous OkrugKhanty–Mansi Autonomous Okrug
9,165 32
6 Kaliningrad Kaliningrad OblastKaliningrad Oblast 8,366 125
7 Krasnodar Krasnodar KraiKrasnodar Krai 8,343 98
8 Kazan TatarstanTatarstan 6,300 127
9 Norilsk Krasnoyarsk KraiKrasnoyarsk Krai 4,957 27
10 Yamburg Tyumen OblastTyumen Oblast
Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous OkrugYamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug
3,406 12

^* – Status of Crimea as Russian region disputed by Ukraine. See 2014 Crimean crisis.

Busiest international routes from Belgorod Int. Airport (2014)[4]
Rank City Country PAX Flights
1 Antalya  Turkey 76,182 203
2 Sharm el-Sheikh  Egypt 19,881 51
3 Hurghada  Egypt 19,391 50
4 Barcelona  Spain 7,801 24
5 Heraklion  Greece 4,939 15
6 Rhodes  Greece 3,114 12
7 Bishkek  Kyrgyzstan 2,916 17
8 Kos  Greece 2,634 9
9 Cam Ranh  Vietnam 2,322 7
10 Dabolim  India 2,192 6


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