Perm International Airport

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Perm International Airport
Международный аэропорт Пермь
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Airport Bolshoye Savino.jpg
IATA: PEEICAO: USPP
Summary
Airport type Public/Military
Operator Perm Airlines
Serves Perm, Perm Krai, Russia
Elevation AMSL  m / 397 ft
Coordinates 57°54′52″N 056°01′16″E / 57.91444°N 56.02111°E / 57.91444; 56.02111Coordinates: 57°54′52″N 056°01′16″E / 57.91444°N 56.02111°E / 57.91444; 56.02111
Website www.aviaperm.ru
Maps
Perm Krai in Russia
Perm Krai in Russia
PEE is located in Perm Krai
PEE
PEE
Location of the airport in the Perm Krai
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
03/21 3,206 10,518 Asphalt
Statistics (2014)
Passengers 1,319,253
Sources: Airport Guide,[1] GCM,[2] STV[3]

Perm International Airport (Russian: Международный аэропорт Пермь) (IATA: PEEICAO: USPP) is an international airport located in Perm Krai, Russia located 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) southwest of Perm, in the village of Bolshoye Savino. It is the only airport in Perm Krai with scheduled commercial flights. There are bus and minibus services during daytime to Perm's main bus terminus.

It is a joint civil-military airfield with a small number of fighter and bomber pads. It is operated by 764 IAP (764th Interceptor Aviation Regiment), the only regiment of combat aviation in the 5th Army of VVS and PVO's area (and successor of the 4th Army of PVO in the USSR). However, according to Air Forces Monthly, July 2007, the 764th Regiment reports directly to Russian Air Force headquarters.[4]

History[edit]

Construction of Bolshoye Savino took place in 1952 under the personal control of Marshal Zhukov, who was exiled by Stalin after World War II into the Urals to take command of the Ural Military District. On May 1, 1960 the pilots of 764 IAP Boris Ajvazyan and Sergey Safronov were involved in the interception of the United States U-2 spy aircraft; unfortunately Safronov, piloting a MiG-19, was shot down by friendly fire and died.[5]

The year 1965 marked a major change in the airfield's operation. Bolshoye Savino became a joint civil airport, servicing medium-sized airliners, now with 39 parking spots near terminal and cargo area.

During the Cold War the airfield operated up to 38 MiG-25 interceptors, with a number of Yak-25, and Yak-28 aircraft and received modern MiG-31s in 1991.[6] In 2002, the runway was lengthened from 2,500 to 3,200 meters.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Aeroflot Moscow-Sheremetyevo
Aeroflot
operated by Rossiya
Simferopol, St Petersburg
Azur Air Seasonal: Burgas
Dexter Air Taxi Kirov, Nizhny Novgorod
Ellinair Seasonal charter: Thessaloniki
IrAero Seasonal: Sochi
Komiaviatrans Syktyvkar
Nordwind Airlines Seasonal: Dalaman
Seasonal charter: Heraklion
Orenburzhye Kazan, Samara, Ufa, Yekaterinburg
Pegas Fly Seasonal charter: Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Cam Ranh, Simferopol
Pobeda Moscow-Vnukovo
Seasonal: Anapa, Sochi
Red Wings Airlines Seasonal: Simferopol
Royal Flight Seasonal charter: Goa, Rhodes
RusLine Tyumen
S7 Airlines Moscow-Domodedovo
Ural Airlines Dushanbe
UVT Aero Kazan, Khanty-Mansiysk, Nizhnekamsk, St Petersburg
Seasonal: Simferopol
Yamal Airlines Seasonal: Anapa, Simferopol, Sochi

Accidents[edit]

Reconstruction and new airport[edit]

In 2012, with increasing traffic and the need for regional flights, the government started making plans for an improvement project that would include a new passenger terminal with an annual capacity of 2 million passengers by 2020, as well as other minor improvements. Further expansion by 2035 was going to include doubling the floor are of the terminal, as well as building multi-level car parks, office space, hotels, a shopping mall and an aircraft hangar.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Airport guide for Bolshoye Savino airport
  2. ^ Airport information for USPP at Great Circle Mapper.
  3. ^ Airport information for Bolshoye Savino Airport at Search (for) Travel website.
  4. ^ Piotr Butowsky. Force Report:Russian Air Force, Air Forces Monthly, July 2007.
  5. ^ "I Have Brought Down Major Powers (Russian)". Combatavia.Info. 
  6. ^ "Aviatsiya PVO". Aviabaza KPOI. 
  7. ^ "14 September 2008." Aeroflot. Accessed 14 September 2008.
  8. ^ ukpress.google.com, Plane crash kills all on board Archived September 18, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  9. ^ Russian Plane Crashes, Killing 88

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