Daugavpils International Airport

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Daugavpils International Airport
Daugavpils Starptautiskā Lidosta
Daugavpils Airfield in 2012.jpg
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Republic of Latvia
Location 122
Elevation AMSL  ft / 400 m
Coordinates 55°56′30″N 026°40′6″E / 55.94167°N 26.66833°E / 55.94167; 26.66833Coordinates: 55°56′30″N 026°40′6″E / 55.94167°N 26.66833°E / 55.94167; 26.66833
Map
DGP is located in Latvia
DGP
DGP
Location of airport in Latvia
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
02/20 8,202 2,500 Concrete

The Daugavpils International Airport (Latvian: Daugavpils Starptautiskā Lidosta) is located 12 km northeast of Daugavpils in village of Lociki, Naujene parish, Daugavpils Municipality, Latvia.

All of the airport's technical infrastructure, runway and buildings are what was left of the former Soviet military air base. The base was completely abandoned in 1993. Since 2005 the city council has sought to promote plans to redevelop it, however these have not been able to obtain funding.[1]

Overview[edit]

In the past, the airport was home to 372 APIB (372nd Fighter-Bomber Aviation Regiment) flying MiG-23 and MiG-27 aircraft.

In 2005 Daugavpils City Council founded "Daugavpils lidosta" SIA (Daugavpils Airport Ltd.) to seek to develop the former military air base into Daugavpils International Airport. They planned to build by 2015 an international and regional airport in Daugavpils suitable for large-scale airplanes which will allow for both international and domestic passenger traffic, international and domestic cargo transport and charter flights. They had the intention to build a runway of 2500m in length and 46m in width. They also hoped the building of an international regional airport would lead to the further development of other activities in the area based on servicing the airport and its customers.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Danu, Julia. "Ghost airport awaits resurrection". The Baltic Times. Retrieved 4 April 2016. 
  2. ^ More details about development (Translated with Google Translate