Grozny Airport

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Grozny Airport
Соьлжа-ГӀалан аэропорт
Аэропорт «Грозный»
Airport type Public
Owner Russian Federation
Operator FSUE “Vaynah-avia”
Serves Grozny, Chechnya, Russia
Hub for Grozny Avia
Time zone Moscow Time (+4)
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
GRV is located in Chechnya
Location of airport in Chechnya
Direction Length Surface
m ft
08/26 2,500 8,202 Concrete

Grozny Airport (Chechen: Соьлжа-ГӀалан аэропорт, Russian: Аэропорт «Грозный») (IATA: GRVICAO: URMG) is an airport in Chechen Republic, Russia located 7.5 km north of Grozny.


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."

Between the years 1990-2000, the airport name was changed several times:

  • 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, the runway was expanded and extended. 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 February 19, 2007, by order of FATA number AIO-19 issued certificate of state registration to the Grozny Airport (North). The airport was assigned to class B to gain admission to the reception of Tu-134 aircraft and helicopters of all types, day and night, all year round. On November 29, 2007, Grozny airport was authorized to receive the Tu-154.

On June 11, 2009, the Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC) issued an international aerodrome certificate, therefore the aerodrome was accepted as suitable for international flights service.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Avia Traffic Company Bishkek[1]
Nordavia Moscow-Domodedovo[2]
Onur Air Istanbul–Atatürk[3][4]
Pegasus Airlines Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen[5]
UTair Aviation Moscow-Vnukovo,[6] Munich (begins 15 June 2017)[7]


  1. ^ "Новый рейс Бишкек-Грозный". Авиакомпания Avia Traffic. Retrieved 17 April 2014. 
  2. ^ Flightradar24. "Grozny Airport (GRV / URMG) - Arrivals & Departures - Flightradar24". Retrieved 2017-03-05. 
  3. ^ "Onur Air'den Rusya Atağı". Onur Air. Retrieved 15 February 2016. 
  4. ^ Liu, Jim (2 March 2017). "Onur Air plans Russia expansions in S17". Routesonline. Retrieved 2 March 2017. 
  5. ^ Liu, Jim (2 March 2017). "Pegasus plans Grozny April 2017 launch". Routesonline. Retrieved 2 March 2017. 
  6. ^ "Since October 25 new regular flight from Moscow to Grozny!". UTair Aviation. Retrieved 7 October 2015. 
  7. ^ Liu, Jim (17 May 2017). "UTair adds Grozny – Munich from June 2017". Routesonline. Retrieved 17 May 2017. 

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