Iturup Airport

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Iturup Airport

Аэропорт Итуруп
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorKuril Islands Airports
(Аэропорты Курильских островов)
ServesKurilsk, Iturup Island
Elevation AMSL m / 387 ft
Coordinates45°15′23″N 147°57′21″E / 45.25639°N 147.95583°E / 45.25639; 147.95583Coordinates: 45°15′23″N 147°57′21″E / 45.25639°N 147.95583°E / 45.25639; 147.95583
Map
ITU is located in Sakhalin Oblast
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ITU
Location of airport in Sakhalin Oblast
ITU is located in Japan
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ITU (Japan)
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
13/31 2,300 7,546 Concrete

Iturup Airport (Russian: Аэропорт Итуруп) (IATA: ITU, ICAO: UHSI) is a public airport on Iturup Island, Russia. It is located 7 km (4.3 mi) northeast of the town of Kurilsk.[3]

History[edit]

The airport has been in commercial operation since September 2014.[4] It has been built in a swampy taiga and it is the first airport built from scratch in Russia's post-Soviet history.[4]

Before Iturup Airport was built, Burevestnik Military Air Base, located 40 km southwest from the town center (or 60 km by road), had been the only airport serving Kurilsk. Now, it becomes a reserve airfield for Iturup. Because it is often closed due to fog, new Iturup Airport improves air traffic punctuality.[4]

Facilities[edit]

The airport's only runway (marked 13/31) is 2,300 by 42 metres (7,546 ft × 138 ft) and has concrete surface,[3] equipped with an Instrument Landing System and glideslope which facilitate Instrument Flight Rules landings.[3]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Aurora Airline Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Airline and Airport Code Search". IATA. Retrieved 20 November 2015.
  2. ^ "UHSI - Iturup Airport". Skyvector.com. Retrieved 20 November 2015.
  3. ^ a b c "AIP Russian Federation - UHSI KURILSK/Iturup" (PDF) (in Russian and English). Federal State Unitary Enterprise Centre of Aeronautical Information. 11 December 2014. Retrieved 20 November 2015.
  4. ^ a b c "New airport on Kuril Iturup Island receives first flight". rbth.com. 22 September 2014. Retrieved 20 November 2015.
  5. ^ "Aurora - on-line timetable" (in Russian). flyaurora.ru. Archived from the original on 20 November 2015. Retrieved 20 November 2015.