Bratsk Airport

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Bratsk Airport
Аэропорт Братск
Bratsk Airport logo.png
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Airport type Public/Military
Operator AeroBratsk
Serves Bratsk
Location Bratsk, Russia
Hub for
Elevation AMSL 1,598 ft / 487 m
Coordinates 56°22′12″N 101°41′54″E / 56.37000°N 101.69833°E / 56.37000; 101.69833Coordinates: 56°22′12″N 101°41′54″E / 56.37000°N 101.69833°E / 56.37000; 101.69833
BTK is located in Irkutsk Oblast
Location of airport in Irkutsk Oblast
Direction Length Surface
ft m
12/30 10,368 3,160 Concrete

Bratsk Airport (Russian: Аэропорт Братск) (IATA: BTKICAO: UIBB) is an airport in Irkutsk Oblast, Russia located 8 kilometres (5 mi) north of Bratsk. It is a mixed use airfield, providing 32 parking spaces for medium-sized airliners, as well as a large number of branched fighter revetments.

Bratsk airport serves as a diversion airport on Polar route 2.[1][2]

The 350 IAP (350th Interceptor Aviation Regiment) arrived in 1984 with a number of Tupolev Tu-128 (Fiddler) aircraft. Bratsk was responsible for air defense of most of the Siberian interior region and depended on the long-range capability of the Tu-128 to cover this vast territory. By the 1990s the unit had been upgraded with MiG-31 jets.[3] The 350 IAP was disbanded in 2002.

Currently Bratsk continues to serve a vital civil aviation role as a staging base for cargo flights to Kamchatka. Recent Google Imagery showed 7 Ilyushin Il-76 jets parked on the tarmac. The airport is operated by AeroBratsk, its major civilian tenant.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Angara Airlines Irkutsk
IrAero Irkutsk[4]
Nordwind Airlines/Ikar Airlines Seasonal charter: Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Nha Trang (Cam Ranh), Phuket
S7 Airlines Moscow-Domodedovo
Seasonal: Novosibirsk (begins 3 June 2018)[5]
S7 Airlines
operated by Globus
UTair Aviation Talakan, Tyumen