Perm International Airport

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Perm International Airport
Международный аэропорт Пермь
Perm Airport logo en.png
Терминал аэропорта.jpg
Airport type Public/Military
Operator Novaport
Russian Air Force
Serves Perm, Perm Krai, Russia
Elevation AMSL  m / 397 ft
Coordinates 57°54′52″N 056°01′16″E / 57.91444°N 56.02111°E / 57.91444; 56.02111Coordinates: 57°54′52″N 056°01′16″E / 57.91444°N 56.02111°E / 57.91444; 56.02111
Perm Krai in Russia
Perm Krai in Russia
PEE is located in Perm Krai
Location of the airport in the Perm Krai
Direction Length Surface
m ft
03/21 3,206 10,518 Asphalt
Statistics (2014)
Passengers 1,319,253
Sources: Airport Guide,[1] GCM,[2] STV[3]

Perm International Airport (Russian: Международный аэропорт Пермь) (IATA: PEE, ICAO: USPP) is an international airport located at Bolshoye Savino, 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) southwest of the city of Perm, Russia. It is the only airport in Perm Krai with scheduled commercial flights, and serves as Perm's main civilian airport, with bus and minibus services operating during the daytime to the city's main bus terminus.

Perm International is a joint civil-military airfield, hosting a small number of fighter and bomber planes of the Russian Air Force operated by the 764 IAP (764th Interceptor Aviation Regiment), the only regiment of combat aviation in the 5th Air Army.[4]


Old terminal, currently working only for international flights. It will close in March 2018

Perm International Airport was first constructed in 1952 as Bolshoye Savino Airport under the personal control of Field Marshal Georgy Zhukov, a national hero in the Soviet Union for his actions as a commander during World War II. Zhukov was later exiled by Joseph Stalin after the war into the Urals to take command of the Ural Military District, constructing the airfield for the Soviet Air Force in the village of Bolshoye Savino, on the outskirts of the city of Perm.

On May 1, 1960, Boris Ajvazyan and Sergei Safronov, two pilots of the 764th Fighter Aviation Regiment involved in the interception of the United States U-2 spy aircraft, were stationed at Bolshoye Savino. During the incident, Safronov was accidentally killed by friendly fire while piloting his MiG-19, which had been scrambled to intercept the U-2 piloted by Gary Powers. A Soviet SAM site fired a salvo of S-75 Dvina missiles at the U-2, downing it, but the strike was mistakenly read to be a miss. Another salvo was fired, however, Safronov was accidentally targeted due to his plane having outdated IFF codes.[5]

In 1965, Bolshoye Savino became the main civilian airport for Perm, replacing the nearby Bakharevka Airport. It was re-purposed as a joint civil-military airport, and began servicing medium-sized airliners with 39 parking spots, a terminal and a 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.[6] In 2002, the runway was lengthened from 2,500 to 3,200 meters.

Reconstruction and new terminal[edit]

The airport terminal, April 2018

Phase 1[edit]

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 area of the terminal, as well as building multi-level car parks, office space, hotels, a shopping mall and an aircraft hangar. Perm citizens have chosen to retain the name "Bolshoye Savino", for the new terminal.[7]

The new terminal was officially opened on 30 November 2017.[8] International flights are currently served by the old terminal.[9] First international flights expected to be launched in March 2018.[10]

Phase 2[edit]

Currently, the boarding on the aircraft is done by apron buses, but jet bridges are planned to be installed. This phase is scheduled to be finished in 2019.[11][12]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Apron view
Aeroflot Moscow-Sheremetyevo
operated by Rossiya
St Petersburg
Seasonal: Simferopol
Seasonal charter: Larnaca[13]
AtlasGlobal Seasonal charter: Antalya[14]
Azur AirSeasonal charter: Antalya, Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Cam Ranh - Nha Trang, Dubai-International, Enfidha,[15] Goa-Dabolim, Pattaya-U-Tapao
Corendon AirlinesSeasonal: Antalya
Komiaviatrans Chelyabinsk, Syktyvkar, Tyumen, Usinsk, Yekaterinburg
Nordwind AirlinesMoscow-Sheremetyevo
Onur AirSeasonal: Antalya[16][17]
Pegas FlySeasonal charter: Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Cam Ranh - Nha Trang, Phuket
PobedaMoscow-Vnukovo, Mineralnye Vody (begins 17 September 2018), Tbilisi (begins 29 October 2018)[18]
Seasaonal: Anapa, Sochi
Red Wings AirlinesSeasonal: Simferopol
Royal FlightSeasonal charter: Dubai-International, Goa-Dabolim
S7 AirlinesMoscow-Domodedovo, Novosibirsk,[19] St Petersburg
Ural Airlines Dushanbe[20]
UVT Aero Kazan, Khanty-Mansiysk, Krasnodar, Naryan-Mar, Nizhnevartovsk, Noyabrsk, Salekhard, Samara, Surgut
Seasonal: Batumi, Simferopol, Sochi


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Airport guide for Bolshoye Savino airport Archived 2014-01-12 at
  2. ^ Airport information for USPP at Great Circle Mapper.
  3. ^ Airport information for Bolshoye Savino Airport at Search (for) Travel website.
  4. ^ Piotr Butowsky. Force Report:Russian Air Force, Air Forces Monthly, July 2007.
  5. ^ "I Have Brought Down Major Powers (Russian)". Combatavia.Info. 
  6. ^ "Aviatsiya PVO". Aviabaza KPOI. 
  7. ^ "Пермяки выбрали название для нового аэропорта". 21 November 2017. 
  8. ^ "Новый терминал пермского аэропорта откроют на день раньше". 23 November 2017. 
  9. ^ "Новый терминал аэропорта "Пермь" не сможет принимать международные рейсы". 3 November 2017. 
  10. ^ "До конца весны новый терминал пермского аэропорта будет принимать только внутренние рейсы". 28 November 2017. 
  11. ^ "В Перми открылся новый терминал международного аэропорта". 30 November 2017. 
  12. ^ "В Перми открылся новый терминал международного аэропорта". 30 November 2017. 
  13. ^ "Авиакомпания «Россия» организует чартерные рейсы на Кипр". АО «Коммерсантъ». 23 January 2018. Retrieved 23 January 2018. 
  14. ^ Liu, Jim (15 March 2018). "AtlasGlobal adds new Russian scheduled charters in S18". Routesonline. Retrieved 15 March 2018. 
  15. ^ "Azur Air планирует чартеры из Перми в Тунис". АО «Коммерсантъ». 16 January 2018. Retrieved 16 January 2018. 
  16. ^ Liu, Jim (4 April 2017). "Onur Air plans seasonal Antalya – Perm route in S17". Routesonline. Retrieved 4 April 2017. 
  17. ^ Liu, Jim (3 May 2017). "Onur Air expands Antalya – Russia routes from April 2017". Routesonline. Retrieved 3 May 2017. 
  18. ^ Liu, Jim (13 August 2018). "Pobeda adds new routes to Tbilisi in W18". Routesonline. Retrieved 13 August 2018. 
  19. ^ "Russia, Perm, Bolshoye Savino (PEE) → Russia, Novosibirsk, Tolmachevo (OVB)". S7 Airlines. Retrieved 7 June 2017. 
  20. ^ "«Уральские авиалинии» открывают рейс из Перми в Душанбе". Международный аэропорт Пермь (Большое Савино). Retrieved 1 March 2018. 
  21. ^ "14 September 2008 Archived 18 September 2008 at the Wayback Machine.." Aeroflot. Accessed 14 September 2008.
  22. ^, Plane crash kills all on board Archived September 18, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  23. ^ Russian Plane Crashes, Killing 88

External links[edit]

Media related to Bolshoye Savino Airport at Wikimedia Commons