Tunoshna Airport

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Yaroslavl (Tunoshna) International Airport

Международный аэропорт Ярославль (Туношна)
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Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerYaroslavl Oblast Government
OperatorJSC "Airport Tunoshna"
ServesYaroslavl
LocationTunoshna, Russia
Elevation AMSL285 ft / 87 m
Coordinates57°33′38.40″N 040°9′26.53″E / 57.5606667°N 40.1573694°E / 57.5606667; 40.1573694Coordinates: 57°33′38.40″N 040°9′26.53″E / 57.5606667°N 40.1573694°E / 57.5606667; 40.1573694
Websitehttp://www.iar.aero
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Yaroslavl (Tunoshna) International Airport is located in Yaroslavl Oblast
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Yaroslavl (Tunoshna) International Airport is located in Russia
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Yaroslavl (Tunoshna) International Airport is located in Europe
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Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
05/23 9,842 3,010 Asphalt concrete

Yaroslavl (Tunoshna) International Airport (Tunoshna - also Tunoshnoye, or Tunoschna) (Russian: Международный аэропорт Ярославль (Ту́ношна)) (IATA: IAR, ICAO: UUDL) is an airport in Yaroslavl Oblast, Russia, located 18 km southeast of Yaroslavl. It is served by medium-sized airliners. The airport is situated next to the Volga River.

History[edit]

During the Cold War Tunoshna was a key interceptor aircraft base. It was home to 415 IAP (415th Interceptor Aviation Regiment). The base initially operated the Sukhoi Su-9 (Fishpot) in the 1960s.[1] The regiment replaced it in 1979 with the MiG-23P (Flogger-G).[1] This aircraft served at Tunoshna during the 1980s and 1990s.[2] The 415 IAP was decommissioned in 1992 and the MiG-23s were sent to Rzhev.

Terminals[edit]

The passenger terminal (with an area of 1000 m2) is designed to handle 180 domestic or 100 international passengers per hour. The cargo terminal (with an area of 833 m2) is designed to handle up to 150 tonnes of cargo per day. The airport complex entered service in 2002 and was reconstructed in 2013.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

The list of regular services changes frequently. According to the airport's website as of February 2020 the following flights are scheduled:

AirlinesDestinations
Aeroflot Moscow–Sheremetyevo[3]
Azimuth Krasnodar, Sochi
Nordwind Airlines Simferopol
UVT AeroKazan[4]

Accidents and incidents[edit]

On 6 September 1994, the MiG-23UB crashed into terrain due to loss of control.

On 7 September 2011, the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl plane crash occurred which killed nearly the entire Lokomotiv Yaroslavl KHL hockey team. A Yak-Service Yak-42, carrying the team to a game in Minsk, Belarus crashed on take-off from Tunoshna, killing 44 of the 45 occupants.[5][6] The plane crashed and broke up approximately 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) from the end of the runway, at the Volga River. The cause was determined to be pilot error, when one of the two pilots incorrectly applied braking during takeoff, attributed to a lack of training in the aircraft.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b PHASEOUT OF FISHPOT IN APVO STRANYY AIRFIELDS USSR, February 1981, CREST: CIA-RDP81T00380R000100980001-5, Central Intelligence Agency, Washington, DC.
  2. ^ "Aviatsiya PVO". Aviabaza KPOI.
  3. ^ "Аэрофлот открыл продажу билетов на прямые рейсы из Москвы в Ярославль". www.aeroflot.ru.
  4. ^ "Новости: Возобновлены полеты по маршруту Ярославль-Казань". www.yaravia.ru.
  5. ^ "The Aviation Herald". avherald.com.
  6. ^ "List of those killed in plane crash near Yaroslavl" (in Russian). sovsport.ru. 2011-09-07. Retrieved 2011-09-07.

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