Grozny Airport

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Grozny Airport
Соьлжа-ГӀалан аэропорт
Аэропорт «Грозный»


GRV is located in Chechnya
Location of airport in Chechnya
Airport type Public
Owner Russian Federation
Operator FSUE “Vaynah-avia”
Serves Grozny
Location Grozny, Russia
Hub for
Elevation AMSL 167 m / 548 ft
Coordinates 43°23′17.52″N 45°41′58.86″E / 43.3882000°N 45.6996833°E / 43.3882000; 45.6996833Coordinates: 43°23′17.52″N 45°41′58.86″E / 43.3882000°N 45.6996833°E / 43.3882000; 45.6996833
Direction Length Surface
m ft
08/26 2,500 8,202 Concrete

Airport “Grozny” (Chechen: Соьлжа-ГӀалан аэропорт, Russian: Аэропорт «Грозный») (IATA: GRVICAO: URMG) is an airport in Chechen Republic, Russia located 7.5 km north of Grozny. The aerodrome was accepted as suitable for international flights service, but current scheduled flights are to other areas in Russia only (Moscow and Surgut).


First Grozny Airport began its work in 1938, when the aircraft P-5 and U-2 started to be the first postal transportation and sanitary flights. After a while, started to be flying and for agriculture. Until 1977, Grozny airport had only a dirt runway, which could only such aircraft as the Li-2, IL-14, AN-24 and AN-10.

In 1977 was introduced the new airport complex action with artificial runway and basing speed passenger aircraft Tu-134, threw in the Chechen Republic with the regions of the USSR. The new airport was named "Airport North."

In the darkest hour of the war of 1990-2000. Airport several times changed its name:

1990 - Airport Sheikh Mansour 1995 - Airport North 1996 - Airport Sheikh Mansour 2000 - Airport North

All infrastructure and airfield airfield Grozny significantly damaged during combat operations against Chechen fighters who seized the airport September 8, 1991 and held it until 30 September 1994. After the end of the war and the beginning of a relatively peaceful life in the country, a gradual recovery airport. In 2000 was created FSI "Directorate for Recovery Grozny airport" North "under the leadership of Adnan Gakayeva Vakhidovich in respect of which December 1, 2005-year investigation department of the FSB for the Chechen Republic was prosecuted for embezzlement of funds in particular large scale, aimed at restoring the airport.

During 1999-2006, in the process of rebuilding the airport runway was extended and extended, was a modern drainage system. Appeared the airport complex, capable of receiving the Tu-154 and IL-62. On 06.03.2002 Russian Ministry of Transport Decree number AT-76-P launched a full-scale recovery facilities of the airport complex airfield North in Grozny. On 05.10.2006 the day putting the airport into operation was named in memory of the first president of the republic Akhmad Kadyrov. In the same year North Airport was renamed Grozny Airport.

On 19.02.2007 by order of FATA number AIO-19 from 19.02.2007 issued Certificate of state registration and life Grozny airport (North) for operation. Airport assigned to class B. To gain admission to the reception Tu-134 aircraft and helicopters of all types, day and night, all year round. On 29.11.2007 Grozny airport has been authorized to receive the aircraft Tu-154. On 06.11.2009 - The Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC) issued an international aerodrome certificate

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Avia Traffic Company Bishkek[1]
Grozny Avia Moscow-Vnukovo
Red Wings Airlines Moscow-Domodedovo
RusLine Moscow-Domodedovo
UTair Aviation Moscow-Vnukovo[2]


  1. ^ "Новый рейс Бишкек-Грозный". Авиакомпания Avia Traffic. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Since October 25 new regular flight from Moscow to Grozny!". UTair Aviation. Retrieved 7 October 2015. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Airport «Grozny» (North) at Wikimedia Commons