Ulyanovsk Vostochny Airport
|Ulyanovsk Vostochny Airport|
|Location||Ulyanovsk, Ulyanovsk Oblast, Russia|
|Hub for||Volga-Dnepr Airlines|
|Elevation AMSL||77 m / 253 ft|
Ulyanovsk Oblast in Russia
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.
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, which set off protests and criticisms among the populace.
- Airport information for UWLW at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.
- Airport information for UWLW at Great Circle Mapper.
- Airport information for Ulyanovsk Vostochny Airport at Search (for) Travel website.
- "Ulyanovsk will become a hub for NATO soldiers and cargo", en.Gazeta, March 15, 2012.
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