Khrabrovo Airport

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Khrabrovo Airport
Аэропорт Храброво
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Kaliningrad 05-2017 img76 Khrabrovo Airport.jpg
Summary
Airport type Public/Military
Operator Novaport
Serves Kaliningrad
Location Kaliningrad, Russia
Elevation AMSL 42 ft / 13 m
Coordinates 54°53′24″N 20°35′33″E / 54.89000°N 20.59250°E / 54.89000; 20.59250Coordinates: 54°53′24″N 20°35′33″E / 54.89000°N 20.59250°E / 54.89000; 20.59250
Website kgd.aero
Map
KGD is located in Kaliningrad Oblast
KGD
KGD
Location of airport in Kaliningrad
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
06/24 10,990 3,350 Concrete
Statistics (2017)
Passengers 1,780,000

Khrabrovo Airport (Russian Аэропорт Храброво) (IATA: KGD, ICAO: UMKK) is the airport of Kaliningrad, located 24 kilometers (15 mi) north of the city near the village of Khrabrovo. While it mostly serves scheduled domestic destinations, part of it is still a military base of the Russian Air Force.

History[edit]

  • 1922 - Joint Russian-German joint venture Deruluft starts flights on first scheduled international route, from Königsberg (Devau airport) - Moscow
  • 1945 - Airport is transferred to Civil Air Fleet of USSR
  • 1961 - Joint Air Squadron formed at the basis of airport and airline
  • 1977 - Operations of Tupolev-134 begin
  • 1979 - Passenger terminal is built in Khrabrovo
  • 1988 - Tupolev-154s begin operations to Kaliningrad
  • 1992 - Enterprise separates from Vnukovo Production association and becomes independent entity
  • 1993 - First scheduled international flights begin. Two Tupolev-154s are purchased
  • 1997 - Air enterprise is renamed “Kaliningrad Avia”
  • 2001 - Air enterprise is in receivership
  • 2002 - Change of ownership structure. Transformation into Joint Stock Company
  • 2004 – Beginning of reconstruction of runway, apron, navigation equipment
  • 2005 – Air enterprise renamed “KD Avia
  • 2007 - opening of the new terminal
  • 2009 - "KD Avia" airlines cease operations

FIFA-2018 re-construction[edit]

Airport's terminal entrance being partially demolished and reconstructed

In July 2016, Novaport bought the Khrabrovo Airport from Aeroinvest.[1] As part of Russia's preparations to host the 2018 FIFA World Cup, On July 2017 a new terminal was put into operation. In addition the airport infrastructure was modernized and this included the lenghthening and reinforcement of the runway, the installation of new radiotechnical, lighting, and weather forecast equipment and construction of new aircraft parking spaces and a high-speed taxiway.[2]

The reconstruction of the passenger terminal and the runway enlargement were officially finished on 27th of April 2018[3][4].

Airlines and destinations[edit]

The old terminal under reconstruction and merging with new terminal
Interior of the old terminal
AirlinesDestinations
Aeroflot Moscow–Sheremetyevo
Aeroflot
operated by Rossiya
Saint Petersburg
airBaltic Riga
Belavia Minsk
Seasonal: Brest, Gomel, Hrodna, Vitebsk[5]
LOT Polish Airlines Warsaw–Chopin
Nordavia Seasonal: Arkhanglesk, Moscow–Domodedovo, Murmansk, Sochi, Saint Petersburg
Pobeda London–Stansted (begins 23 October 2018), Moscow–Vnukovo,[6] Rome-Fiumicino (begins 24 October 2018),[7] Saint Petersburg[6]
Red Wings Airlines Seasonal: Moscow–Domodedovo
RusLine[8] Prague, Saint Petersburg
S7 Airlines Moscow–Domodedovo, Saint Petersburg[9]
Severstal Air Company Cherepovets
Ural Airlines Moscow–Domodedovo, Saint Petersburg, Yekaterinburg
Seasonal: Moscow–Zhukovsky
Utair Moscow–Vnukovo
UVT Aero Kazan, Novy Urengoy, Ufa
Uzbekistan Airways Tashkent
Vueling Seasonal: Barcelona

Statistics[edit]

Annual traffic[edit]

Annual Passenger Traffic[10][11]
Year Passengers % Change
2010 1,024,000 Steady
2011 1,229,017 Increase 20%
2012 1,188,422 Decrease 3.3%
2013 1,314,046 Increase 10.6%
2014 1,460,054 Increase 11.1%
2015 1,542,360 Increase 5.6%
2016 1,570,854 Increase 1.8%
2017 1,780,000 Increase 13.9%

Ground transportation[edit]

The bus line No. 244э connects the airport with the Kaliningrad Main Bus/Railway Station.[12]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Businessman Roman Trotsenko bought two Russian airport". Sevendaynews.com. 6 July 2016. Retrieved 9 May 2017. 
  2. ^ "Kaliningrad airport's new terminal put in operation". Russian Aviation Insider. 26 July 2017. Retrieved 2 March 2018. 
  3. ^ "Калининградский аэропорт Храброво откылся после реконструкции". aif.ru. 27 April 2018. 
  4. ^ "В Калининграде торжественно открыли аэропорт «Храброво»". 5-tv.ru. 27 April 2018. 
  5. ^ Liu, Jim (7 April 2017). "Belavia plans additional routes in S17". Routesonline. Retrieved 7 April 2017. 
  6. ^ a b Liu, Jim (19 February 2018). "Pobeda schedules Kaliningrad launch in S18". Routesonline. Retrieved 19 February 2018. 
  7. ^ Liu, Jim (24 August 2018). "Pobeda adds new European routes from Kaliningrad / St. Petersburg in 4Q18". Routesonline. UBM (UK) Ltd. Retrieved 24 August 2018. 
  8. ^ "Рейсы «РусЛайна» в Берлин, Прагу и Петербург исключили из зимнего расписания «Храброво»". kgd.ru (in Russian). Калининград.Ru. 17 January 2018. Retrieved 17 January 2018. 
  9. ^ "Schedule". S7 Airlines. Retrieved 27 February 2017. 
  10. ^ Названо число туристов. "приехавших в Калининград на новогодние каникулы". РБК. 
  11. ^ UMKK. "News". eng.kgd.aero. 
  12. ^ [1]

External links[edit]

Media related to Khrabrovo Airport at Wikimedia Commons