Perm International Airport
|Perm International Airport
Международный аэропорт Пермь
|IATA: PEE – ICAO: USPP|
|Serves||Perm, Perm Krai, Russia|
|Elevation AMSL||m / 397 ft|
Perm Krai in Russia
Perm International Airport (Russian: Международный аэропорт Пермь) (IATA: PEE, ICAO: USPP) is an international airport located in Perm Krai, Russia located 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) southwest of Perm, in the village of Bolshoye Savino. It is the only airport in Perm Krai with scheduled commercial flights. There are bus and minibus services during daytime to Perm's main bus terminus.
It is a joint civil-military airfield with a small number of fighter and bomber pads. It is operated by 764 IAP (764th Interceptor Aviation Regiment), the only regiment of combat aviation in the 5th Army of VVS and PVO's area (and successor of the 4th Army of PVO in the USSR). However, according to Air Forces Monthly, July 2007, the 764th Regiment reports directly to Russian Air Force headquarters.
Construction of Bolshoye Savino took place in 1952 under the personal control of Marshal Zhukov, who was exiled by Stalin after World War II into the Urals to take command of the Ural Military District. On May 1, 1960 the pilots of 764 IAP Boris Ajvazyan and Sergey Safronov were involved in the interception of the United States U-2 spy aircraft; unfortunately Safronov, piloting a MiG-19, was shot down by friendly fire and died.
The year 1965 marked a major change in the airfield's operation. Bolshoye Savino became a joint civil airport, servicing medium-sized airliners, now with 39 parking spots near terminal and cargo area.
During the Cold War the airfield operated up to 38 MiG-25 interceptors, with a number of Yak-25, and Yak-28 aircraft and received modern MiG-31s in 1991. In 2002, the runway was lengthened from 2,500 to 3,200 meters.
Airlines and destinations
operated by Rossiya
|Simferopol, St Petersburg
|Azur Air||Seasonal charter: Antalya, Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi|
|Dexter Air Taxi||Kirov, Nizhny Novgorod|
|Komiaviatrans||St Petersburg, Syktyvkar|
|Nordwind Airlines||Seasonal charter: Antalya|
|Pegas Fly||Seasonal charter: Antalya, Cam Ranh, Endidha, Heraklion, Phuket|
|Pobeda||Moscow-Vnukovo, St Petersburg (begins 30 October 2016)
Seasonal: Anapa, Sochi
|Red Wings Airlines||Seasonal: Simferopol|
|Royal Flight||Seasonal charter: Goa-Dabolim|
|Ural Airlines||Seasonal charter: Antalya|
|UVT Aero||Kazan, Khanty-Mansiysk, Krasnodar (begins 7 November 2016), Nizhnekamsk, Novosibirsk (begins 1 November 2016), Sochi, Voronezh (begins 4 November 2016)
- Aeroflot Flight 821, operated by Aeroflot-Nord in a service agreement with Aeroflot, crashed on approach on September 14, 2008, killing all 88 people on board. One of the pilots was found to be intoxicated by alcohol.
Reconstruction and new airport
In 2012, with increasing traffic and the need for regional flights, the government started making plans for an improvement project that would include a new passenger terminal with an annual capacity of 2 million passengers by 2020, as well as other minor improvements. Further expansion by 2035 was going to include doubling the floor are of the terminal, as well as building multi-level car parks, office space, hotels, a shopping mall and an aircraft hangar.
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- Airport information for USPP at Great Circle Mapper.
- Airport information for Bolshoye Savino Airport at Search (for) Travel website.
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- Russian Plane Crashes, Killing 88