Ulyanovsk Vostochny Airport

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Ulyanovsk Vostochny Airport

Аэропорт Ульяновск-Восточный
Airport typePublic
LocationUlyanovsk, Ulyanovsk Oblast, Russia
Hub forVolga-Dnepr Airlines
Elevation AMSL77 m / 253 ft
Coordinates54°23′58″N 048°48′04″E / 54.39944°N 48.80111°E / 54.39944; 48.80111Coordinates: 54°23′58″N 048°48′04″E / 54.39944°N 48.80111°E / 54.39944; 48.80111
Ulyanovsk Oblast in Russia
Ulyanovsk Oblast in Russia
ULY is located in Ulyanovsk Oblast
Location of the airport in the Ulyanovsk Oblast
Direction Length Surface
m ft
02/20 5,000 16,404 Reinforced Concrete
Sources: Russian AIP, WAD,[1] GCM,[2] STV[3]

Ulyanovsk Vostochny Airport (sometimes referred to as Ul'yanovsk or Ulyanovsk Northeast) (IATA: ULY, ICAO: UWLW) is an airport in Russia located 28 kilometres (17 mi) northeast of Ulyanovsk in Russia. Its runway is the third longest public use runway in the world with a length of 5,000 metres (16,000 ft). The runway is also the widest, with a total width of about 105 metres (344 ft). The airport also features a very long taxiway that connects to the local Aviastar plant.

Ulyanovsk Vostochny Airport

This airport is mainly a cargo airport. It was founded in 1983 as a test site for the neighbouring Aviastar plant. It is a base for Volga-Dnepr Airlines. Also located here is Aviastar-SP, the manufacturer of the Antonov An-124 and Tupolev Tu-204.

In March 2012 Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov offered Ulyanovsk Vostochny Airport for NATO use as a hub for non-lethal cargo and for ferrying personnel,[4] which set off protests and criticisms among the populace.

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