Krasnodar International Airport

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Krasnodar International Airport
Международный аэропорт Краснодар
Domestic terminal of Krasnodar Airport.jpg
Domestic terminal


KRR is located in Krasnodar Krai
Location of airport in Krasnodar Krai
Airport type Public
Operator JSC Krasnodar International Airport
Serves Krasnodar
Location Krasnodar, Russia
Hub for
Elevation AMSL 118 ft / 36 m
Coordinates 45°02′05″N 39°10′14″E / 45.03472°N 39.17056°E / 45.03472; 39.17056
Direction Length Surface
ft m
05R/23L 9,835 2,998 Concrete
05L/23R 7,218 2,200 Asphalt
05C/23C 7,874 2,400 Concrete
Statistics (2013)
Number of passengers 2,853,000

Krasnodar International Airport (Russian: Международный аэропорт Краснодар), also known as Pashkovsky Airport (Russian: Аэропорт Пашковский), (IATA: KRR, ICAO: URKK) is the main airport serving the southern Russian city of Krasnodar. It is an international airport, and is located 12 km east of the centre of Krasnodar city.

The airport is a part of Basel Aero airport managing holding that also runs Sochi International Airport, Krasnodar and Gelendzhik airports.[1]

Krasnodar International Airport is the largest airport in southern Russia by capacity and is 7th largest international airport in Russia. Passenger traffic of Krasnodar airport in 2013 was 2.853 mln people.[2]

Until the end of 2012 it was the operating hub of Kuban Airlines, which also ran the airport.


Krasnodar International Airport has three runways that can accommodate modern aircraft, such as Boeing-737 (excluding Boeing-737-900), Boeing 757 (with limitations), Airbus A319, Airbus A320, Embraer 195, as well as helicopters of all types.

The airport’s capacity is 500 passengers per hour for domestic flights and 200 passengers per hour for international flights.

In the terminal building, there are VIP and CIP lounges, as well as shops, cafes, pharmacies. Wi-Fi access is also provided.[3]


In 1932, Krasnodar United Air Group was established. Later that year seven Po-2 Aerial Pest Control Agency aircraft landed near the central office of Pashkovsky state farm. In late 1932, the Agency was reorganized. It was used as a basis for the formation of Pashkovsky air base, which in late 1933 was moved to the aerodrome used by the present-day Krasnodar airport.

In 1934, the air base was reorganized into the 218 Civil Aviation Pashkovsky Special Air Group. The majority of Po-2 aircraft were re-equipped into passenger carriers. Scheduled passenger flights were performed from Krasnodar to Maikop, Sochi, Anapa, etc.

In 1941-1945, during WWII, the aircraft of the Special Air Squadron of Krasnodar Airline transported ammunition and POL to the battle-front and carried out medevac missions.

In 1946, the airport started accommodating Li-2 aircraft; and since 1948, Il-12 aircraft.

In 1960, construction of the first concrete runway was completed. Flights performed by Il-18 aircraft commenced in Krasnodar airport. Construction of a two-story passenger terminal was also completed later. Scheduled passenger and cargo flights to domestic destinations performed using Аn-10, Il-18, and Аn-12 aircraft.

In 1962, scheduled passenger service with Тu-124 aircraft was launched.

In 1964, Krasnodar United Air Group within the structure of the North Caucasian Civil Aviation Authority was formed. Later that year, the Group acquired its own fleet of Аn-24 aircraft.

In 1981, Yak-42 aircraft was put into operation. In 1984, the second concrete runway was put into operation.

In 1993, Krasnodar United Air Group within the structure of the North Caucasian Civil Aviation Authority was restructured into OJSC Kuban Airlines, which comprised an air carrier and an airport.

In 2006, OJSC Kuban Airlines was restructured through the spinoff of two of its entities, namely OJSC Krasnodar International Airport and OJSC Kuban Air Transport Territorial Agency. Krasnodar International Airport commenced operations within the Basic Element company structure. 20 December is the birthday of Krasnodar International Airport.

In 2007, Russian Transportation Ministry included the airport in its list of 12 international hubs on the territory of the Russian Federation.

Today, the airport is of strategic importance to Russia as its southern air gates. It is used by over 30 airlines flying to 62 destinations (including 17 international destinations).


International terminal

Krasnodar International Airport is currently undergoing revamp that is divided into two parts: construction of a new 60,000 m2 airport building, scheduled to be completed in 2017, and the modernization of the aerodrome infrastructure.

The latter includes runway revamp, construction of a ramp, engineering installations and upgrade of the equipment to provide safe, uninterrupted, and high-quality aircraft handling.

Basel Aero managing the project of the new terminal building has picked up Dutch NACO, one of the world's leading independent airport consultancy and engineering firms, to develop the new airport’s master plan. According to NACO, annual passenger traffic of the new terminal will reach 10 million passengers in 2030.

Within the period of design and construction of the new Krasnodar airport, the area of the existing terminal is to be expanded by 8 200 sq m. As a result, the airport’s capacity will increase up to 1,700 passengers per hour. In August 2013, reconstruction of the international terminal was commenced. According to the design, the number of check-in counters will increase to 8, immigration control counters to 10, and an additional baggage carousel is to be installed. Besides, a children playground will be constructed within the terminal building.

The Krasnodar airport reconstruction project involves the domestic terminal building. The renovated terminal buildings are to be put into operation in late 2014.[4]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Aeroflot Moscow-Sheremetyevo
operated by Donavia
Moscow-Sheremetyevo,[5] Yekaterinburg[6]
operated by Orenair
Moscow-Sheremetyevo,[7] Moscow-Vnukovo
operated by Rossiya
Saint Petersburg
Ak Bars Aero Sochi[8]
Alrosa Mirny Air Enterprise Mirny, Novosibirsk
Angara Airlines Seasonal: Nizhnevartovsk
Austrian Airlines Vienna
Belavia Minsk-National
Bylina Ulyanovsk-Baratayevka[9]
flydubai Dubai-International[10]
Izhavia Seasonal: Kaliningrad, Ufa
Komiaviatrans Syktyvkar
Nordavia Seasonal: Nizhny Novgorod, Syktyvkar[11]
NordStar Novosibirsk, Norilsk
Orenair Seasonal: Düsseldorf
Pegasus Airlines Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen
Red Wings Airlines Moscow-Vnukovo[12]
RusLine Volgograd, Voronezh
S7 Airlines Moscow-Domodedovo
S7 Airlines
operated by Globus Airlines
SCAT Aktau
Somon Air Dushanbe, Khujand
Transaero Airlines Moscow-Domodedovo
Ural Airlines Athens, Budapest,[13] Dubai-International, Dushanbe, Moscow-Domodedovo, Munich, Paphos, Tashkent, Vladivostok, Yekaterinburg
UTair Aviation Moscow-Vnukovo, Surgut
Uzbekistan Airways Bukhara, Tashkent
VIM Airlines Moscow-Domodedovo, Saint Petersburg
Vueling Seasonal: Barcelona[14]
Yakutia Airlines Beijing-Capital,[15] Bishkek, Dresden, Istanbul-Atatürk, Larnaca, Magadan, Makhachkala, Moscow-Vnukovo, Novosibirsk, Prague, Saint Petersburg, Simferopol,[16] Sochi, Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion, Vladivostok,[17] Yekaterinburg,[17] Yerevan


Airlines Destinations
Air Europa Seasonal charter: Barcelona
Orenair Seasonal:Charter: Antalya, Hurghada, Sharm el-Sheikh
UTair Aviation Seasonal charter: Sharm el-Sheikh

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Basel Aero // Basic Element's official website
  2. ^ Аэропорты "Базэл Аэро" в 2013 году увеличили пассажиропоток на 13% //
  3. ^ About Krasnodar International Airport// Basel Aero's official website
  4. ^ Пассажиропоток аэропорта Краснодар вырастет до 10 млн человек в год к 2030г.// RBC
  5. ^ "Schedule from Krasnodar". JSC Donavia. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  6. ^ ""Донавиа" будет летать из Екатеринбурга в Краснодар". TRAVEL.RU. 6 March 2013. Retrieved 7 March 2013. 
  8. ^ "Возобновляются авиарейсы Краснодар-Сочи". ИТАР-ТАСС КУБАНЬ. 18 December 2012. Retrieved 18 December 2012. 
  9. ^ "В Ульяновской области открывается новый авиарейс "Пермь-Ульяновск-Краснодар"". Новости региона. Правительство Ульяновской области. Retrieved 27 June 2013. 
  10. ^ "flydubai doubles Russia and Ukraine network". Arabian Aerospace. 20 March 2013. Retrieved 20 March 2013. 
  11. ^ Nordavia begins new seasonal services
  13. ^ L, J (20 March 2014). "Ural Airlines Adds New Routes to Catania / Budapest in S14". Airline Route. Retrieved 20 March 2014. 
  14. ^ Vueling estrena dos rutas entre Barcelona y Rusia
  15. ^ "". News. Yakutiya Airlines. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 
  16. ^ "Yakutia to Start Simferopol Operation from May 2014". Airline Route. 21 April 2014. Retrieved 21 April 2014. 
  17. ^ a b "ЗИМНЕЕ РАСПИСАНИЕ РЕЙСОВ АВИАКОМПАНИИ "ЯКУТИЯ"". ООО «АвиаПорт». 26 October 2012. Retrieved 26 October 2012. 

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