Pskov Airport

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Pskov Airport

Аэропорт Псков
Pskov asv07-2018 airport img1.jpg
Summary
Airport typeMilitary / Public
OperatorPskovavia
LocationPskov, Pskov Oblast, Russia
Elevation AMSL154 ft / 47 m
Coordinates57°47′6″N 028°23′54″E / 57.78500°N 28.39833°E / 57.78500; 28.39833
Websitepskovavia.ru/airport
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
01/19 2,514[1] 8,248 Concrete

Pskov Airport (Russian: Аэропорт Псков) (IATA: PKV, ICAO: ULOO) is an airfield in Pskov Oblast, Russia located 6 km southeast of Pskov. It is a medium air base with 27 large revetments in a complex, sprawling taxiway layout. The civilian terminal area services 13 medium/large planes and 20 small planes. There is no instrument landing capability.

Control tower

The airfield dates to 1955 or earlier when intelligence sources reported four-engine aircraft operating on 2500-meter runways.[2] In the 1960s the airfield hosted about two dozen Antonov An-10 Cat and Antonov An-12 Cub transports.[3] In the 1970s the aircraft were upgraded to Ilyushin Il-76 jets, operated by the 334 VTAP (334th Military Transport Aviation Regiment).[4] In 1984 the airfield had a normal complement of 27 Il-76 aircraft.[5]

Scheduled passenger flights are operated by Embraer 120 and Fokker 50.

In 1990s regular flights were interrupted due to a significant reduction of the demand for passenger and cargo air service. After a short-lived air connection to Moscow operated by Eurasia Airlines in 2003, scheduled airline services were not resumed before May 2007.[6] In the beginning these services were operated by St. Petersburg based carrier Vyborg Airlines but has since then been taken over by UTair Aviation and Atlant-Soyuz and later discontinued. In 2009 two airlines announced they would serve the airport. Region-Avia started flights to Moscow-Vnukovo and airBaltic announced international services to its Riga hub. The latter services were cancelled in December 2009 due to the state of the runway during winter.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Azimuth Moscow-Vnukovo,[7] Sochi[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Length of runway was increased to 2514 m. Archived 2007-05-11 at the Wayback Machine Official site of Pskov region
  2. ^ (SANITIZED)PSKOV AIRFIELD AND NEARBY MILITARY INSTALLATIONS(SANITIZED), CIA-RDP80-00810A002600080009-6, Central Intelligence Agency, Washington, DC, January 21, 1955.
  3. ^ CABLE TO DIRNSA FROM NPIC, CIA-RDP78B04555A000100040095-2, Central Intelligence Agency, Washington, DC, February 21, 1969.
  4. ^ "37 Vozdushnaya Armiya VGK". Brinkster.com.
  5. ^ ZAPAD-83 EXERCISE, USSR, CIA-RDP84T00491R000100520001-9, Central Intelligence Agency, Washington, DC, January 1, 1984.
  6. ^ "Regular airline service between Moscow and Pskov has opened". RBC.
  7. ^ "Первый авиарейс «Москва - Псков» приземлился на аэродроме в Крестах". kp.ru. 2 October 2018.
  8. ^ Liu, Jim (23 April 2019). "AZIMUTH schedules domestic new routes in S19". Routesonline. Retrieved 23 April 2019.

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