Tolmachevo Airport

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Novosibirsk Tolmachevo Airport
Аэропорт Толмачёво
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OVB is located in Novosibirsk Oblast
Location of airport in Novosibirsk Oblast
Airport type Public
Operator Open Joint Stock Company
Serves Novosibirsk
Location Ob, Russia
Hub for
Elevation AMSL 365 ft / 111 m
Coordinates 55°00′45″N 082°39′02″E / 55.01250°N 82.65056°E / 55.01250; 82.65056
Direction Length Surface
m ft
07/25 3,600 11,811 Asphalt
16/34 3,605 11,826 Reinforced concrete
Statistics (2015)
Number of Passengers 3,703,211[1]
Aircraft movements 20,862
Source: DAFIF.[2][3]

Novosibirsk Tolmachevo Airport (Russian: Аэропóрт Толмачёво) (IATA: OVBICAO: UNNT) is situated in the town of Ob, 16 km from the center of Novosibirsk, an industrial and scientific center in Siberia and Russia's third largest city.

There are two (3,600 m (11,811 ft) and 3,605 m) active runways in Tolmachevo Airport, along with 1 large passenger terminal with two connected sections (Section A for domestic flights (25,000 sq.m., 18 check-in desks, 2 jet bridges, capacity 1,800 PAX/hour[4]) and Section B for international flights (27,000 sq.m., 14 check-in desks, 3 jet bridges, capacity 1,300 PAX/hour)[5]), 2 cargo terminals and 61 aircraft stands. Runway 16 is equipped with an ILS CAT II, which enables aircraft operations in low ceiling (30 meters) and visibility (350 meters).[6]

The airport is situated in the middle of the route from some important East-Asian cities (e.g. Seoul, Shanghai, Hong Kong, etc.) to Europe which makes it attractive for cargo airlines to use it for refueling stops. It serves also as a diversion airport on Polar route 1.[7][8]

Tolmachevo is the busiest airport in Siberia and the sixth busiest airport in Russia.[9][10] In 2015 the airport served 3,703,211 passengers (-6.4%) and handled 23,706 tons of cargo (-20.8%).[1] Detailed data for years 2003-2015 is in the Traffic Statistics section below.


Operations began on July 12, 1957 with the first passenger flight of Tupolev Tu-104 from Novosibirsk to Moscow. The airport was owned by United Tolmachevo Aviation Enterprise and Ministry of Civil Aviation of the USSR until 1992. The airport then became a joint stock company in 1995, with 51% owned by the state. The domestic terminal was completely renovated in 2006. Tolmachevo Airport is also the first Russian airport to receive ISO 9002-96 certificate. On November 29, 2012, first time in history the airport received its three-millionth annual passenger.[11] During 2014-2015 the former international terminal was enlarged and merged with the domestic terminal which allowed to double its passenger capacity.[5]

Plans for its further development include construction of a new rapid-exit taxiway and 4 stands for wide-body aircraft.[12]

The airport is also home to the 337th Independent Helicopter Regiment (previously called the 562nd Air Base (Army Aviation)) flying Mil Mi-24P's and Mil Mi-8AMTSh-V's.[13]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Tolmachevo Airport international terminal entrance before reconstruction.
Tolmachevo Airport outside view of domestic terminal
S7 Airlines Boeing 737-400 at Tolmachevo Airport
Sukhoi Superjet 100 at Tolmachevo Airport
UTair Aviation ATR 72 at Tolmachevo Airport
Alrosa Mirny Air Enterprise Tupolev Tu-134 taxiing at Tolmachevo Airport


Airlines Destinations Section
Aeroflot Moscow-Sheremetyevo A
operated by Aurora Airlines
Khabarovsk, Vladivostok A
operated by Rossiya
Simferopol, St Petersburg A
Air Astana Astana B
Air Kyrgyzstan Bishkek, Osh B
Air Manas Bishkek B
Alrosa Mirny Air Enterprise Krasnodar, Mirny, Moscow-Domodedovo, Polyarny, St Petersburg
Seasonal: Khabarovsk, Magadan, Rostov-on-Don, Simferopol, Sochi
Angara Airlines Blagoveshchensk, Bratsk, Chelyabinsk, Irkutsk, Talakan, Ufa, Ulan-Ude A
Avia Traffic Company Bishkek, Osh B
Azur Air Seasonal Charter: Enfidha-Hammamet, Krabi, Nha Trang-Cam Ranh, Phnom Penh, Phuket B
China Southern Airlines Ürümqi B
Ellinair Seasonal charter: Thessaloniki[14] B
IrAero Irkutsk, Krasnoyarsk-Yemelyanovo, Nizhnevartovsk, Ulan-Ude A
IrAero Karagandy B
KrasAvia Gorno-Altaysk, Khanty-Mansiysk, Krasnoyarsk-Yemelyanovo, Novokuznetsk, Strezhevoy A
NordStar Krasnodar, Kyzyl, Nizhnevartovsk, Norilsk, Noyabrsk, Yekaterinburg A
Pegas Fly Seasonal: Simferopol, Sochi A
Pegas Fly Seasonal charter: Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Heraklion, Ho Chi Minh City, Monastir, Nha Trang (Cam Ranh), Phuket B
Pioner Regional Airlines Abakan, Irkutsk A
Pobeda Yekaterinburg A
Red Wings Airlines Seasonal charter: Sochi A
Rossiya Seasonal: Larnaca B
Royal Flight Airlines Charter: Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi,[15] Goa-Dabolim,[16] Enfidha-Hammamet B
RusLine Tyumen A
S7 Airlines Blagoveshchensk, Chita, Irkutsk, Khabarovsk, Krasnodar,[17][18] Magadan, Mineralnye Vody, Mirny, Moscow-Domodedovo, Norilsk, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, St Petersburg, Samara, Sochi, Surgut, Vladivostok, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
Seasonal: Anapa
S7 Airlines Almaty, Baku, Beijing-Capital, Bishkek, Dubai-International, Dushanbe, Fergana, Khujand, Osh, Oskemen, Prague, Seoul-Incheon, Shymkent, Tashkent, Ürümqi, Yerevan
Seasonal: Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Burgas, Phuket
S7 Airlines
operated by Globus
Irkutsk, Moscow-Domodedovo, Norilsk, St Petersburg, Simferopol, Ulan-Ude, Yakutsk, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk A
S7 Airlines
operated by Globus
Seasonal: Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Khujand, Munich, Shanghai-Pudong[19][20] B
SCAT Airlines Seasonal: Oskemen B
Somon Air Khujand B
Tajik Air Dushanbe, Khujand
Seasonal: Qurghonteppa
Turkish Airlines Istanbul-Atatürk B
Ural Airlines Khabarovsk, Moscow-Domodedovo, St Petersburg, Vladivostok, Yekaterinburg
Seasonal: Norilsk[21]
Ural Airlines Harbin
Seasonal: Beijing-Capital
UTair Aviation Khanty-Mansiysk, Krasnoyarsk-Yemelyanovo, Nizhnevartovsk, Noyabrsk, Surgut A
UVT Aero Chelyabinsk, Kazan A
VIM Airlines Seasonal: Moscow-Domodedovo A
Yakutia Airlines Krasnodar, Magadan, Neryungri, Yakutsk, Yekaterinburg A
Yamal Airlines Krasnoyarsk-Yemelyanovo, Nizhnevartovsk, Novy Urengoy, Tyumen, Ufa, Yekaterinburg A


Airlines Destinations
AirBridgeCargo Airlines Amsterdam, Chengdu[22]
Air China Cargo Amsterdam, Chengdu, Chongqing
Cargolux Hong Kong, London-Stansted, Luxembourg, Milan–Malpensa, Seoul-Incheon, Shanghai-Pudong, Taipei-Taoyuan, Vienna, Zhengzhou
Polet Airlines Beijing-Capital, Munich, Shanghai-Pudong
Yakutia Airlines Yakutsk
Yangtze River Express Amsterdam, Luxembourg, Shanghai-Pudong, Zhengzhou[23]


Novosibirsk-Tolmachevo Airport Passenger Traffic Statistics[1][24][25][26]
Year (month) Domestic  % change International  % change Total  % change
2016 (3 month)* 736,063 Increase 2.4%
2015 2,600,974 Increase 7.0% 1,102,237 Decrease 27.8% 3,703,211 Decrease 6.4%
2014 2,431,238 Increase 10.9% 1,526,429 Decrease 2.0% 3,957,667 Increase 5.6%
2013 2,191,304 Increase 8.7% 1,556,907 Increase 24.5% 3,748,211 Increase 14.7%
2012 2,015,767 Increase 13.7% 1 250 978 Increase 25.9% 3,266,745 Increase 18.1%
2011 1,772,566 Increase 12.5% 993,316 Increase 44.7% 2,765,884 Increase 22.3%
2010 1,575,185 Increase 15.3% 686,442 Increase 56.8% 2,261,630 Increase 25.3%
2009 1,366,500 Decrease 20.3% 437,800 Decrease 6.3% 1,804,297 Decrease 14.5%
2008 1,643,900 Increase 12.7% 465,500 Increase 12.4% 2,109,424 Increase 12.6%
2007 1,459,200 Increase 12.3% 414,300 Increase 16.0% 1,873,496 Increase 13.1%
2006 1,299,700 Increase 2.5% 357,200 Decrease 6.2% 1,656,901 Increase 0.5%
2005 1,268,500 Increase 5.7% 379,400 Increase 11.5% 1,647,940 Increase 7.0%
2004 1,199,500 Increase 11.7% 340,300 Increase 17.3% 1,539,777 Increase 12.9%
2003 1,073,900 Increase 12.7% 290,000 Increase 0.4% 1,363,952 Increase 9.9%

(*)Preliminary Data. Source: Tolmachevo press centre[27]

Busiest domestic routes from Tolmachevo Int. Airport (2013)[28][29]
Rank City PAX Growth


1 Moscow 1,073,265 Increase5%
2 Saint Petersburg 152,068 Increase15%
3 Khabarovsk 122,150 Increase24%
4 Vladivostok 95,864 Increase15%
5 Yakutsk 69,555 Increase11%
6 Irkutsk 66,751 Increase69%
7 Yekaterinburg 44,091 Increase17%
8 Mirny 42,246 Increase4%
9 Surgut 38,006 Increase14%
10 Nizhnevartovsk 35,465 Decrease18%
Busiest international routes from Tolmachevo Int. Airport (2013)[28][29]
Rank City Country PAX Growth


1 Bangkok  Thailand 215,408 Increase25%
2 Antalya  Turkey 143,906 Increase13%
3 Bishkek  Kyrgyzstan 100,635 Increase22%
4 Phuket  Thailand 93,134 Increase49%
5 Osh  Kyrgyzstan 80,041 Increase8%
6 Beijing  China 77,026 Decrease14%
7 Dubai  United Arab Emirates 50,564 Increase36%
8 Khujand  Tajikistan 47,645 Increase13%
9 Ürümqi  China 41,845 Decrease6%
10 Dushanbe  Tajikistan 41,470 Increase4%

Ground transportation[edit]

Public transportation to the city is provided by a number of bus routes, as well as by private and municipal taxis. Shuttle bus service runs also between the airport and the Ob railway station at the Trans-Siberian Railway - a stop for Elektrichka local commuter trains and some long-distance trains in the direction of Omsk.[30]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Novosibirsk airport summed up the results of 2015". Tolmachevo airport. Retrieved 20 January 2016. 
  2. ^ Airport information for UNNT at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
  3. ^ Airport information for OVB at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
  5. ^ a b "The Prime Minister of Russia Took Part in the Opening Ceremony of the International Terminal". Tolmachevo Press Centre. Retrieved 14 August 2015. 
  6. ^ Tolmachevo Airport - General Information
  7. ^ "Figure 3. Boeing-Conducted Airport Safety And Operational Assessments". Retrieved 2 June 2015. 
  8. ^ "Figure 1. New Cross-Polar Routes Via The North Polar Region". Retrieved 2 June 2015. 
  9. ^ European Airport Traffic Trends
  10. ^ "Novosibirsk Tolmachevo Airport grows 22% in 2011; Turkish Airlines instantly biggest foreign airline". Retrieved 2 June 2015. 
  11. ^ Novosibirsk International Airport celebrating three millionth passenger
  12. ^ "Reconstruction". Tolmachevo airport. 7 June 2013. Retrieved 1 December 2013. 
  13. ^ AirForces Monthly. Stamford, Lincolnshire, England: Key Publishing Ltd. June 2016. p. 42. 
  14. ^ "Mouzenidis". Retrieved 10 May 2015. 
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  16. ^ "Авиакомпания Royal Flight запускает рейсы из Новосибирска в Индию". Retrieved 2 June 2015. 
  17. ^ L, J (30 October 2015). "S7 Airlines Adds New Novosibirsk Domestic Routes from June 2016". Airline Route. Retrieved 30 October 2015. 
  18. ^
  19. ^ "S7 Airlines opens flights to Shanghai". S7 Airlines. Retrieved 25 January 2016. 
  20. ^ "Ural Airlines / S7 Airlines to Start Novosibirsk – Shanghai Service in S16". airlineroute. Retrieved 28 January 2016. 
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  22. ^ "ABC schedule in July". AirBridge Cargo. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
  23. ^ "Yangtze River Express". Shanghai Pudong Int'l Airport Cargo Terminal Co., Ltd.:. Retrieved 20 July 2014. 
  24. ^ "NOVOSIBIRSK International Airport operating results in 2014". Tolmachevo airport. Retrieved 16 January 2014. 
  25. ^ "Novosibirsk Airport: International traffic doubles in just two years". Anna Aero. Retrieved 27 February 2013. 
  26. ^ "European Airport Traffic Trends". Anna Aero. Retrieved 15 January 2013. 
  27. ^ "Запрос предложений No 5/2016 по выбору суб арендаторов на право заключения договоров суб аренды недвижимого имущества и предоставления услуг части площади Терминалов А и Б, входящего в состав недвижимого имущества ОАО «Аэропорт Толмачево»" (PDF). Tolmachevo press centre. Retrieved 10 May 2016. 
  28. ^ a b "ПЕРСПЕКТИВНЫЕ ВОЗДУШНЫЕ ЛИНИИ ДЛЯ РАЗВИТИЯ АВИАСООБЩЕНИЯ ИЗ АЭРОПОРТА НОВОСИБИРСК (ТОЛМАЧЕВО) в 2013–2015 гг." (PDF). Tolmachevo Airport. 2013-02-07. Archived from the original on October 19, 2013. Retrieved 2014-06-21. 
  29. ^ a b "ПЕРСПЕКТИВНЫЕ ВОЗДУШНЫЕ ЛИНИИ ДЛЯ РАЗВИТИЯ АВИАСООБЩЕНИЯ ИЗ АЭРОПОРТА НОВОСИБИРСК (ТОЛМАЧЕВО) в 2014–2018 гг." (PDF). Tolmachevo Airport. 2014-02-07. Retrieved 2014-06-20. 
  30. ^ "The development of rail services". Retrieved 2 June 2015. 

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