Vladivostok International Airport

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Vladivostok International Airport
Международный аэропорт "Владивосток"
Mezhdunarodnyy aeroport "Vladivostok"
Vladivostok International Airport logo.png
Airport type Public
Operator Vladivostok Avia
Serves Vladivostok
Location Artyom, Russia
Hub for Aurora, S7 Airlines
Elevation AMSL 46 ft / 14 m
Coordinates 43°23′57″N 132°09′05″E / 43.39917°N 132.15139°E / 43.39917; 132.15139Coordinates: 43°23′57″N 132°09′05″E / 43.39917°N 132.15139°E / 43.39917; 132.15139
Website www.vvo.aero
VVO is located in Primorsky Krai
Location of airport in Primorsky Krai
Direction Length Surface
ft m
06/24 3,191 973 Asphalt
07R/25L 11,483 3,500 Concrete
07L/25R 11,483 3,500 Concrete
16/34 1,975 602 Asphalt
Statistics (2011)
Passengers Served 1,456,000
Flights Served 6,295
Total Cargo (tonnes) 690,650
2011 shareholders' report [1]

Vladivostok International Airport (Russian: Международный аэропорт "Владивосток" Mezhdunarodnyi aeroport Vladivostok) (IATA: VVOICAO: UHWW) is an international airport located near Artyom, Primorsky Krai, Russia, roughly an hour's drive (44 kilometers) north of the center of the city of Vladivostok. It was formerly known as Knevichi Airport, named after the village of Knevichi.


In 1931 the Vladivostok Airport was constructed next to the town of Artyom with commercial flights began in the summer of 1932. In the decade after the war planes Po-2 and W-2 are widely used in air-chemical works and coastal exploration fish in the service of geologists and forests patrolling. Passenger flights on the Moscow - Vladivostok route took place in 1948 using Ilyushin Il-12s.

From 1959 to 1964 complex of ground facilities was built to allow regular flights with larger planes.

Expansion and modernization[edit]

The domestic Terminal B of the airport underwent complete renovation during 2005-2006, which made it one of the most comfortable and up-to-date airport terminals in Russia. The renovated terminal was re-opened on December 19, 2006.

Federal and regional government announced plans to rebuild Vladivostok International Airport prior to the APEC Russia 2012 Summit on Russky Island, south of Vladivostok. A new terminal (terminal A) was built in 2012, at a cost of 7 billion RUB. The capacity of this new terminal building is 3.5 million passengers/year.[1] Runway 07R/25L was also reconstructed and lengthened, to 3,500 meters. This new runway is capable of accommodating all aircraft types without any restrictions.[2]


Inside the Vladivostok Airport.
Check-in hall of the Domestic Flights Terminal

The airport consists of two passenger terminals: the old Domestic Terminal B and the new International Terminal A. It has two airfields, Lake Springs and Knevichi.

Lake Springs Airfield

The Lake Springs airfield was designed for aircraft operating on regional routes. It has two hard surface runways 21 meters wide, each. One is 1000 meters in length and the second is 600 meters. Currently, it is not used for regularly scheduled flights, and local aviation operates from there, instead.


The Knevichi airfield was designed for all types of aircraft and has two hard surface runways. Each runway is 3,500 meters in length and 60 meters in width.[2]

Airlines and destinations[edit]


Airlines Destinations
Aeroflot Moscow–Sheremetyevo
operated by Aurora
Beijing–Capital, Blagoveshchensk, Busan, Harbin,[3] Hong Kong, Khabarovsk, Komsomolsk-on-Amur,[3][4] Magadan, Novosibirsk, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Seoul-Incheon, Tokyo–Narita, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
Seasonal: Dalian, Yakutsk, Yanji
operated by Rossiya Airlines
Air Koryo Pyongyang
Aurora Dalnegorsk, Dalnerechensk, Kavalerovo, Plastun, Terney
Azur Air Seasonal charter: Nha Trang (Cam Ranh), Phuket
China Southern Airlines Changchun, Harbin
IrAero Blagoveshchensk, Chita, Irkutsk, Ulan-Ude[5]
Jeju Air Seoul–Incheon[6]
Korean Air Seoul–Incheon
Nordstar Airlines Seasonal charter: Sanya[7]
Nordwind Airlines / Pegas Fly Seasonal charter: Nha Trang (Cam Ranh), Denpasar/Bali[citation needed]
Philippine Airlines Charter: Manila
Royal Flight Seasonal charter: Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Nha Trang (Cam Ranh), Phuket
S7 Airlines Beijing–Capital, Hong Kong, Irkutsk, Khabarovsk, Novosibirsk, Osaka–Kansai, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Seoul–Incheon, Shanghai–Pudong, Tokyo–Narita, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
Saratov Airlines Blagoveshchensk, Krasnoyarsk–Yemelyanovo, Ulan-Ude[8]
Sichuan Airlines Harbin[9]
Tianjin Airlines Tianjin
Ural Airlines Irkutsk, Krasnodar, Novosibirsk, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg
Seasonal: Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi,[10] Changchun[10]
Uzbekistan Airways Seasonal: Tashkent
Yakutia Airlines Magadan, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Yakutsk
Seasonal: Chengdu, Cheongju, Yangyang

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "The new terminal Vladivostok airport building is provided a first test flight reception and service". Retrieved 4 June 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "The information about Runway #1 at Vladivostok’s airport". Retrieved 4 June 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Liu, Jim (7 March 2017). "Aurora expands Vladivostok network in March 2017". Routesonline. Retrieved 7 March 2017. 
  4. ^ "Прямой рейс свяжет Комсомольск-на-Амуре и Владивосток". primamedia.ru (in Russian). Медиахолдинг PrimaMedia. 1 February 2017. Retrieved 1 February 2017. 
  5. ^ "В аэропорту "Байкал" открывается новый рейс во Владивосток". airportbaikal.ru. 16 February 2015. Retrieved 16 February 2015. 
  6. ^ "Jeju Air adds Vladivostok service from Sep 2017". routesonline. Retrieved 3 August 2017. 
  7. ^ Liu, Jim (25 May 2017). "Nordstar adds Vladivostok – Sanya route from May 2017". Routesonline. Retrieved 25 May 2017. 
  8. ^ ""Новый рейс на Дальний Восток"". airportbaikal.ru. 11 July 2017. Retrieved 10 March 2017. 
  9. ^ Liu, Jim (16 May 2017). "Sichuan Airlines adds Vladivostok service from May 2017". Routesonline. Retrieved 16 May 2017. 
  10. ^ a b Liu, Jim (26 October 2016). "Ural Airlines adds Vladivostok – Changchun sector from Dec 2016". Routesonline. Retrieved 26 October 2016. 

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