Kazan International Airport

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Kazan International Airport
Казан Халыкара Аэропорты
Qazan Xalıqara Aeroportı

Международный аэропорт Казань
Kazan Airport logo.png
Kazan International Airport Terminal 1A.JPG

IATA: KZNICAO: UWKD

KZN is located in Tatarstan
KZN
KZN
Location of airport in Tatarstan
Summary
Airport type International
Owner Kazan International Airport
Operator JSC "Kazan International Airport"
Serves Kazan, Russia
Hub for UVT Aero
Elevation AMSL 413 ft / 126 m
Coordinates 55°36′24″N 049°16′54″E / 55.60667°N 49.28167°E / 55.60667; 49.28167Coordinates: 55°36′24″N 049°16′54″E / 55.60667°N 49.28167°E / 55.60667; 49.28167
Website www.kazan.aero
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
11L/29R 12,218 3,724 Concrete
Statistics (2014)
Passengers Increase 1,942,408
Time Zone UTC +4
Operating Time 7.00-24.00, All Year
Most Popular International Flight Istanbul, Turkey

Kazan International Airport (Russian: Международный аэропорт Казань, Tatar: Казан Халыкара Аэропорты / Qazan Xalıqara Aeroportı; IATA: KZN, ICAO: UWKD) is an airport located in Tatarstan, Russia, around 25 km southeast of Kazan. It is the largest airport in Tatarstan, and is the 15th busiest airport in Russia. Kazan Airport now serves not only Kazan, but practically all of the 3.8 million citizens of the Region.

History[edit]

Inside Kazan Airport, departure hall.

On 15 September 1979, Kazan 2 was completed. On 28 September 1984, Kazan 1 (located inside the city) was shut down, and Kazan 2 was renamed to Kazan Domestic Airport. On 21 February 1986, Kazan Airport gains International ranks. This was a drastic announcement, for that the USSR Council of Ministers only rarely allowed its citizens to fly out of the USSR.

In 1991, after the Fall of Soviet Union, The Tatarstan region separated from USSR's single Aeroflot Airlines and created Tatarstan Airlines. The airline didn't gain an efficient amount of investments in its 22 years of servitude and its operating license was officially terminated on 31 December 2013.[1] On 26 October 1992, Kazan got its first international regular flight: Kazan - Istanbul - Kazan. The flight was (and still is) operated by Turkish Airlines and 145 annual trips are made to and from Istanbul, making this the most popular international route.

In 2008, Tatarstan's president, Mintimer Shaimiev, after winning the bid for 2013 Universiade Olympic Games, began creating a set of major reform projects of Kazan. Apart from reparing the streets, bringing in investments, integrating English language and improving the bus route system in Kazan, Mr. Shaimiev also began to completely redesign Kazan's airport. He designed blueprints of Terminal 1A, and planned out the complete refining of the airport between 2008-2025. Shaimiev's successor and today's president of Tatarstan, Rustam Minnikhanov, used the blueprints, which were made back in 2009, to begin construction of Terminal 1A and a complete redesign of Terminal 1 (essentially also a new reconstruction).

First off, a new 3700 meter runway was built, and Runway Edge Lights were added on both of the runways. This made it possible for the airport to operate 24/7. In 2012, a new Airport Fire Station. In 2012 the construction of Terminal 1A began. Later in the year Terminal 1 began its own renovation. Terminal 1A was officially opened on 7 November 2012. Terminal 1 finished renovations on 22 June 2013.

Today, the new airport consists of more than 30 Check-In slots, 7 Conveyor Belts. The airport also has 3 separate duty-free shops, selling alcohol, cigars and cigarettes, chocolates and other merchandise. The airport also has popular brands such as Costa Coffee. The airport can sustain around 3 million passengers, and further expansions/ creation of Terminal 2 before the FIFA 2018 World Cup will undergo in Kazan's Airport.

Following the Skytrax Airport and Airline Awards, Kazan Airport was nominated 4 stars in 2014, and was called Russia's and CIS's best airport.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Kazan International Airport is served by the following passenger airlines (as of August 2015), all of which operate out of Terminal 1A:[2][3]

Airlines Destinations
Aegean Airlines Seasonal charter: Thessaloniki[4]
Aeroflot Frankfurt, Moscow-Sheremetyevo
Aeroflot
operated by Rossiya
Simferopol, St Petersburg
Air Astana Almaty
Angara Airlines Chelyabinsk
Avia Traffic Company Bishkek
AZALJet Baku[5]
Azur Air Seasonal charter: Enfidha, Goa-Dabolim[6]
Czech Airlines Prague[7][8]
Dexter Air Taxi Penza[9]
Ellinair Seasonal: Thessaloniki
Seasonal charter: Corfu, Heraklion
Finnair
operated by Nordic Regional Airlines
Seasonal: Helsinki
flydubai Dubai-International
Izhavia Seasonal: Anapa, Sochi
Komiaviatrans Syktyvkar
Nordwind Airlines Seasonal charter:Bangkok Suvarnabhumi, Goa-Dabolim[6]
Onur Air Antalya
Orenburzhye Kirov, Orenburg, Perm, Samara
Pobeda Seasonal: Anapa, Sochi[10]
Red Wings Airlines Seasonal: Simferopol
Royal Flight Seasonal charter: Goa-Dabolim[6]
RusLine Rostov-on-Don, Tyumen,[11] Yekaterinburg[12]
S7 Airlines Moscow-Domodedovo
SCAT Astana[13]
Somon Air Dushanbe, Khudjand
Turkish Airlines Istanbul-Atatürk
Ural Airlines Khudjand, St Petersburg
Seasonal: Burgas
UTair Aviation Moscow-Vnukovo,[14] Ufa,
Seasonal: Thessaloniki
Hajj charter: Jeddah, Madinah [15]
UVT Aero Chelyabinsk,[16] Krasnodar,[17] Nizhnevartovsk,[17] Nizhny Novgorod,[16] Novosibirsk,[16] Perm,[18] Simferopol, Salekhard,[19] Sochi, St Petersburg, Ufa, Volgograd, Voronezh[20]
Seasonal: Gelendzhik
Uzbekistan Airways Fergana, Samarkand, Tashkent
VIM Airlines Seasonal charter: Larnaca
Vueling Airlines Seasonal: Barcelona

Statistics[edit]

Passenger Statistic[edit]

2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Increase 309,900 Increase 393,600 Increase 445,700 Increase 616,400 Increase 751,500 Decrease 675,700 Increase 958,500 Increase 1,227,000 Increase 1,487,000 Increase 1,847,000 Increase 1,942,408

Arrivals/Departures[edit]

2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Increase 4,831 Increase 6,192 Increase 6,601 Increase 7,946 Increase 8,238 Decrease 6,898 Increase 9,549 Increase 11,210 Increase 20,475 Increase 29,783

Cargo Handled[edit]

2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Increase 2,078 Increase 4,384 Increase 4,456 Increase 5,321 Decrease 2,744 Increase 2,936 Increase 3,834 Increase 6,014 Increase 7,212

Other facilities[edit]

Tatarstan Airlines had its head office on the airport property.[21][22]

Accidents and incidents[edit]

On 17 November 2013, Tatarstan Airlines Flight 363, a Boeing 737-500, operating for Ak Bars Aero, crashed while attempting to land at the airport. All 44 passengers and 6 crew died.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://ch-aviation.ch/portal/news/24431-ak-bars-aero-wins-volga-contract-to-absorb-tatarstan-airs-assets
  2. ^ http://www.airport.kazan.ru/files/dep_arr092011.pdf Kazan International Airport. Flights schedule for September 2011
  3. ^ "Все рейсы в казанском аэропорту перенесены в терминал 1А. Старый закрыт на реконструкцию". БИЗНЕС Online. 10 December 2012. Retrieved 10 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Сезонное расписание". kazan.aero. Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  5. ^ "Azerbaijan Airlines Launches Low-cost AZALJet Service from late-March 2016". airlineroute. 
  6. ^ a b c "Еще один авиаперевозчик заступает на популярный маршрут Казань-Гоа". International Airport Kazan. Retrieved 23 November 2015. 
  7. ^ L, J (3 February 2016). "CSA Czech Airlines Adds Kazan Service from late-April 2016". Airline Route. Retrieved 3 February 2016. 
  8. ^ "Открыты продажи билетов на рейс Казань-Прага авиакомпании Czech Airlines". International Airport Kazan. Retrieved 2 February 2016. 
  9. ^ "Расписание движения самолетов в аэропорту г.Пенза". Аэропорт г. Пенза. Retrieved 27 March 2013. 
  10. ^ Pobeda begin new summer seasonal service to Sochi
  11. ^ "Из Тюмени в 8 городов России". Авиакомпания "РусЛайн". Retrieved 22 January 2016. 
  12. ^ http://airlineroute.net/2015/07/20/7r-svx-jul15/
  13. ^ "SCAT открывает рейс из Астаны в Казань". LS — ФИНАНСОВОЕ АГЕНТСТВО. 15 June 2015. Retrieved 1 July 2015. 
  14. ^ http://airlineroute.net/2015/10/08/ut-kzn-w15/
  15. ^ http://www.utair.ru/en/news/16099369.html
  16. ^ a b c "Новые рейсы авиакомпании UVT aero из Международного аэропорта «Казань»". International Airport Kazan. Retrieved 2 December 2015. 
  17. ^ a b "UVT AERO ЗАПУСКАЕТ РЕЙСЫ В ХАНТЫ-МАНСИЙСК, КРАСНОДАР И НИЖНЕВАРТОВСК". Татарстан. 29 December 2015. Retrieved 4 January 2016. 
  18. ^ "ЮВТ АЭРО открывает рейсы Пермь - Казань и Пермь - Ханты-Мансийск". Коммерсантъ. 23 December 2015. Retrieved 23 December 2015. 
  19. ^ "Открываем полеты из Казани в Салехард". UVT Aero. Retrieved 3 March 2016. 
  20. ^ Трещикова, Екатерина (2 November 2015). "Авиакомпания UVT aero запустит регулярные рейсы Воронеж-Казань с 10 ноября". РИА «Воронеж». Retrieved 3 November 2015. 
  21. ^ "Головной офис." Tatarstan Airlines. Retrieved on 28 October 2010. "420144, Россия, Татарстан, г. Казань, Аэропорт"
  22. ^ "World Airline Directory." Flight International. 23–29 March 1994. 122. "Head office: Kazan Airport, Tatarstan 420017, Russia"

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