Khrabrovo Airport

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Khrabrovo Airport
Аэропорт Храброво
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Khrabrovo airport terminal.jpg

IATA: KGDICAO: UMKK

KGD is located in Kaliningrad Oblast
KGD
KGD
Location of airport in Kaliningrad
Summary
Airport type Public/Military
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
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
06/24 8,202 2,500 Concrete
Statistics (2014)
Passengers 1,460,054

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

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 Airlines
St Petersburg
Azur Air Seasonal charter: Monastir
Belavia Minsk-National
Seasonal: Brest, Homiel, Hrodna
Bulgaria Air Seasonal: Varna
Ellinair Seasonal: Thessaloniki
Izhavia Seasonal: Krasnodar
Red Wings Airlines Seasonal: Moscow-Domodedovo
S7 Airlines Moscow-Domodedovo
S7 Airlines
operated by Globus
Seasonal: Moscow-Domodedovo
Severstal Air Company Cherepovets
Ural Airlines Moscow-Domodedovo, St Petersburg
UTair Aviation Moscow-Vnukovo
Uzbekistan Airways Tashkent
VIM Airlines Seasonal: Moscow-Domodedovo
Vueling Seasonal: Barcelona

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

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]

External links[edit]

Media related to Khrabrovo Airport at Wikimedia Commons