|Airport type||Military / Public|
|Location||Pskov, Pskov Oblast, Russia|
|Elevation AMSL||154 ft / 47 m|
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.
The airfield dates to 1955 or earlier when intelligence sources reported four-engine aircraft operating on 2500-meter runways. In the 1960s the airfield hosted about two dozen Antonov An-10 Cat and Antonov An-12 Cub transports. In the 1970s the aircraft were upgraded to Ilyushin Il-76 jets, operated by the 334 VTAP (334th Military Transport Aviation Regiment). In 1984 the airfield had a normal complement of 27 Il-76 aircraft.
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. 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
- Length of runway was increased to 2514 m. Archived 2007-05-11 at the Wayback Machine Official site of Pskov region
- (SANITIZED)PSKOV AIRFIELD AND NEARBY MILITARY INSTALLATIONS(SANITIZED), CIA-RDP80-00810A002600080009-6, Central Intelligence Agency, Washington, DC, January 21, 1955.
- CABLE TO DIRNSA FROM NPIC, CIA-RDP78B04555A000100040095-2, Central Intelligence Agency, Washington, DC, February 21, 1969.
- "37 Vozdushnaya Armiya VGK". Brinkster.com.
- ZAPAD-83 EXERCISE, USSR, CIA-RDP84T00491R000100520001-9, Central Intelligence Agency, Washington, DC, January 1, 1984.
- "Regular airline service between Moscow and Pskov has opened". RBC.
- "Первый авиарейс «Москва - Псков» приземлился на аэродроме в Крестах". kp.ru. 2 October 2018.
- Liu, Jim (23 April 2019). "AZIMUTH schedules domestic new routes in S19". Routesonline. Retrieved 23 April 2019.
- Pskovavia airport official website
- Airport information for ULOO at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
- Airport information for ULOO at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
- Current weather for ULOO at NOAA/NWS
- Accident history for PKV at Aviation Safety Network
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