Minsk-1 Airport

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Minsk-1 Airport
Аэрапорт Мінск-1
Аэропорт Минск-1
IATA: MHPICAO: UMMM
Summary
Airport type Public
Serves Minsk
Location Minsk, Belarus
Elevation AMSL 748 ft / 228 m
Coordinates 53°51′52″N 27°32′23″E / 53.86444°N 27.53972°E / 53.86444; 27.53972Coordinates: 53°51′52″N 27°32′23″E / 53.86444°N 27.53972°E / 53.86444; 27.53972
Website http://airportminsk1.by
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
12/30 6,562 2,000 Asphalt


Minsk-1 Airport (IATA: MHPICAO: UMMM) is an airport located within the city limits of Minsk, Belarus, just a few kilometres south from the centre. It takes about 10 minutes by car or bus to reach the airport from the city centre. It has one 2000m x 60m runway, enabling aircraft of maximum weight of 63 tons to operate.

Minsk-1 was built in 1933. The first aircraft to use the airport was a Kalinin K-5. In 1934, Po-2 aircraft served the airport. In 1935, the first regular routes departing from Minsk-1 to destinations within Belarus were started. In 1936, the first mail and passenger flight to Moscow was established.

During the 1970s, the airport served over one million passengers per year. It was the major airport of Minsk until the new Minsk-2 airport opened in 1982. The airport operates daily from 06:00 until 17:00.

Flights to Moscow-Vnukovo (operated by UTair Aviation) were served from the airport until 26 October 2012.[1][2]

In February 2006 a decision was made to transfer a Minsk aircraft repair plant situated on the Minsk-1 territory out of the city line. 320 ha of freed land will be transferred to the city authorities for real estate development.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Плохотниченко, Юрий (26 October 2012). "UTair меняет аэропорт в Минске". Travel.ru. Retrieved 26 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Международный "Аэропорт Минск-1"". Расписание полётов. Retrieved 24 February 2012. 

External links[edit]

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