Bykovo Airport

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Bykovo Airport

Аэропорт Быково
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Summary
Airport typePublic
ServesMoscow
Elevation AMSL432 ft / 132 m
Coordinates55°37′20″N 038°03′50″E / 55.62222°N 38.06389°E / 55.62222; 38.06389
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
10/28 7,250 2,210
Statistics (2007)
Number of passengers15,412
Press release[1]

Bykovo Airport (Russian: Аэропорт Быково) (IATA: BKA, ICAO: UUBB) was a small regional airport serving Moscow, Russia, of which only the runway remains. The airport was located about 35 km southeast of the city along the Ryazan highway and railway close to the town of Zhukovsky. It has one 7,250 ft (2,210 m) runway. The airport served mainly short-haul domestic flights due to its short runway.

Bykovo Airport first opened in 1933. The airport first had a grass-surfaced runway. During World War II it was rebuilt (1000 × 80 m; brick-covered). In 1960 it was rebuilt again. In 1975 the terminal building was built (capable of serving 400 passengers per hour); in 1975 it served 1.5 million passengers. The airport was home to the charter flights department of Centre-Avia.

On 18 October 2010 passenger operations at the airport were shut down[2][better source needed] due to the expiration of lease terms with the management company. In 2011 the terminal building was demolished.

The airport shared its grounds with the Bykovo Aircraft Repair Facility, specializing in repairs and overhauls of Soloviev D-30 turbofans; the factory continues to use the runway for cargo delivery.

The new Zhukovsky International Airport (a.k.a. Ramenskoye) is located a few kilometers to the southeast from the Bykovo Airport.

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