Khrabrovo Airport

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Khrabrovo Airport
Аэропорт Храброво
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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 8,202 2,500 Concrete
Statistics (2016)
Passengers 1,570,854

Khrabrovo Airport (Russian Аэропорт Храброво) (IATA: KGDICAO: 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

In July 2016, Novaport bought the Khrabrovo Airport from Aeroinvest.[1]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

The old terminal under reconstruction and merging with new terminal
Interior of the old terminal
Airlines Destinations
Aeroflot Moscow–Sheremetyevo
Aeroflot
operated by Rossiya
Moscow–Vnukovo,[2] St Petersburg
Belavia Minsk
Seasonal: Brest, Homiel, Hrodna, Vitebsk[3]
Izhavia Seasonal: Krasnodar
LOT Polish Airlines Warsaw-Chopin
Nordavia Seasonal: Arkhangelsk,[4] Moscow–Domodedovo, Murmansk, St Petersburg[5]
Onur Air Seasonal: Antalya[6]
Red Wings Airlines Seasonal: Moscow–Domodedovo
Saravia Seasonal: Anapa
S7 Airlines Moscow–Domodedovo, St Petersburg[7]
Severstal Air Company Cherepovets
Ural Airlines Moscow–Domodedovo, St Petersburg, Yekaterinburg (begins 21 July 2017)
UTair Aviation Moscow–Vnukovo
Uzbekistan Airways Tashkent
Vueling Seasonal: Barcelona

Summer charters[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Azur Air Barcelona, Antalya, Heraklion, Enfidha
Nordstar Airlines Heraklion
Nordwind Heraklion, Antalya, Enfidha
Pegas Fly Heraklion, Antalya, Enfidha, Monastir
Royal Flight Rhodes

Passengers statistics[edit]

Passenger numbers are also rising, and are set to rise even more with the introduction of more routes:[citation needed]

  • 2002 - 163,000
  • 2003 - 115,000
  • 2004 - 209,000
  • 2005 - 311,000
  • 2006 - 731,626
  • 2007 - 1,204,060
  • 2008 - 1,920,000
  • 2009 - 1,357,000
  • 2010 - 1,023,990
  • 2011 - 1,229,017
  • 2014 - 1,460,054[8]

Ground transportation[edit]

The city bus line No. 144 by Koenigtransauto (Кёнигтрансавто) connects the airport with the Kaliningrad Main Bus/Railway Station.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Businessman Roman Trotsenko bought two Russian airport". Sevendaynews.com. 6 July 2016. Retrieved 9 May 2017. 
  2. ^ Liu, Jim (5 January 2017). "Rossiya schedules Moscow – Kaliningrad service in S17". Routesonline. Retrieved 9 January 2017. 
  3. ^ Liu, Jim (7 April 2017). "Belavia plans additional routes in S17". Routesonline. Retrieved 7 April 2017. 
  4. ^ Liu, Jim (20 April 2017). "Nordavia expands Kaliningrad flights in S17". Routesonline. Retrieved 20 April 2017. 
  5. ^ Liu, Jim. "Nordavia expands St. Petersburg network in S17". Routesonline. Retrieved 6 April 2017. 
  6. ^ Liu, Jim (3 May 2017). "Onur Air expands Antalya – Russia routes from April 2017". Routesonline. Retrieved 3 May 2017. 
  7. ^ "Schedule". S7 Airlines. Retrieved 27 February 2017. 
  8. ^ "Kaliningrad Khrabrovo airport in 2014 year handled 1.46 million (Russian)". kgd.aero. Retrieved 14 September 2016. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Khrabrovo Airport at Wikimedia Commons