Vladivostok International Airport

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Vladivostok International Airport

Международный аэропорт "Владивосток"

Mezhdunarodnyy aeroport "Vladivostok"
Vladivostok International Airport logo.png
Airport typePublic
OperatorVladivostok Avia
LocationArtyom, Russia
Hub forAurora, S7 Airlines
Elevation AMSL46 ft / 14 m
Coordinates43°23′57″N 132°09′05″E / 43.39917°N 132.15139°E / 43.39917; 132.15139Coordinates: 43°23′57″N 132°09′05″E / 43.39917°N 132.15139°E / 43.39917; 132.15139
VVO is located in Primorsky Krai
Location of airport in Primorsky Krai
Direction Length Surface
ft m
06/24 3,191 973 Asphalt
07R/25L 11,483 3,500 Concrete
07L/25R 11,483 3,500 Concrete
16/34 1,975 602 Asphalt
Statistics (2018)
Passengers Served2,634,000

Vladivostok International Airport (Russian: Международный аэропорт "Владивосток" Mezhdunarodnyi aeroport Vladivostok) (IATA: VVO, ICAO: UHWW) is an international airport located near Artyom, Primorsky Krai, Russia, roughly an hour's drive (44 kilometers) north of the center of the city of Vladivostok. It was formerly known as Knevichi Airport, named after the village of Knevichi.


The Vladivostok Airport was constructed in 1931 near the town of Artyom. Commercial flights began in the summer of 1932. In the decade after World War II, Po-2 and W-2 planes were widely used in air-chemical works and coastal exploration for fish in the service of geologists and forest patrols. Passenger flights on the Moscow - Vladivostok route began in 1948 using Ilyushin Il-12s.

From 1959 to 1964, a complex of ground facilities was built to allow regular flights with larger planes.

Expansion and modernization[edit]

Domestic Terminal B of the Vladivostok airport underwent complete renovation during 2005-2006, which transformed it into one of the most comfortable and up-to-date airport terminals in Russia. The renovated terminal was re-opened on December 19, 2006.

The federal and regional governments announced plans to rebuild Vladivostok International Airport prior to the APEC Russia 2012 Summit on Russky Island, south of Vladivostok. A new terminal (Terminal A) was built in 2012, at a cost of 7 billion RUB. The capacity of this new terminal building is 3.5 million passengers per year.[2] Runway 07R/25L was also reconstructed and lengthened, to 3,500 metres (11,500 ft), and this new runway is capable of accommodating every type of aircraft.[3]


Inside the Vladivostok Airport.
The reconstructed terminal with air-bridges, behind Antonov An-12

The airport consists of two passenger terminals: the old Domestic Terminal B and the new International Terminal A. It has two associated airfields, Lake Springs and Knevichi.

Lake Springs Airfield

The Lake Springs airfield was designed for aircraft operating on regional routes. It has two hard-surface runways 21 metres (69 ft) wide each. One is 1,000 metres (3,300 ft) in length and the second is 600 metres (2,000 ft). Currently, it is not used for regularly scheduled flights, and local aviation operates from there, instead.


The Knevichi airfield was designed for all types of aircraft and has two hard surface runways. Each runway is 3,500 metres (11,500 ft) in length and 60 metres (200 ft) in width.[3]

Airlines and destinations[edit]


Aeroflot Moscow–Sheremetyevo
Air Busan Busan[4]
Air Koryo Pyongyang
Aurora Beijing–Capital,[5] Blagoveshchensk, Busan, Dalnegorsk, Dalnerechensk, Harbin,[6] Kavalerovo, Khabarovsk, Komsomolsk-on-Amur,[6][7] Novosibirsk, Petropavlovsk–Kamchatsky, Plastun, Seoul–Incheon, Terney, Tokyo–Narita,[8] Yuzhno–Sakhalinsk
Seasonal: Yanji[9]
China Express Airlines Qiqihar[10]
China Southern Airlines Harbin (begins 17 May 2019)[11]
Eastar Jet Seasonal: Seoul-Incheon[12]
IrAero Blagoveshchensk, Chita, Irkutsk, Moscow-Domodedovo, Ulan–Ude,[13] Saint Petersburg[14]
Jeju Air Muan (begins 2 April 2019),[15] Seoul–Incheon[16]
Philippine Airlines Charter: Manila[17]
Rossiya Airlines Moscow–Sheremetyevo[18]
S7 Airlines Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi, Beijing–Capital, Hong Kong, Irkutsk, Khabarovsk, Novosibirsk, Petropavlovsk–Kamchatsky, Sanya,[19] Seoul–Incheon, Shanghai–Pudong, Tokyo–Narita, Yuzhno–Sakhalinsk
Seasonal: Osaka–Kansai, Taipei-Taoyuan (begins 24 May 2019),[20] Yakutsk (begins 5 June 2019)[21]
T'way Air Daegu[22]
Ural Airlines Beijing–Capital,[23] Chengdu,[24] Da Lat [25], Irkutsk, Krasnodar, Novosibirsk, Pattaya-U-Tapao,[24] Sapporo-Chitose,[26] Saint Petersburg, Yekaterinburg
Seasonal: Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi,[27] Changchun[27]
Uzbekistan Airways Tashkent[28]
Yakutia Airlines Magadan, Yakutsk


Annual traffic[edit]

Annual Passenger Traffic[29]
Year Passengers % Change
2010 1,263,000 Steady
2011 1,457,000 Increase 15.4%
2012 1,624,000 Increase 11.5%
2013 1,853,000 Increase 14.1%
2014 1,792,000 Decrease 3.3%
2015 1,698,178 Decrease 5.2%
2016 1,850,311 Increase 9%
2017 2,179,000 Increase 17.8%
2018 2,634,000 Increase 21%



Between 2012 and 2015, Aeroexpress used to go between Vladivostok Railway Station to Knevichi Airport. This was done for APEC Summit. However, even before the crisis that has occurred since 2014, the Aeroexpress did not bring enough demand, due to a high cost of the ride. In 2015, Aeroexpress shut down its service to the airport, with replacement of the new rail-express service "Express Primorya", with lower service frequency, to save the demand and comfort for passengers travelling to city center.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Vladivostok International. "Airport handled over 2 million passengers in 2017". vvo.aero.
  2. ^ "The new terminal Vladivostok airport building is provided a first test flight reception and service". Archived from the original on 31 March 2015. Retrieved 4 June 2015.
  3. ^ a b "The information about Runway #1 at Vladivostok's airport". Retrieved 4 June 2015.
  4. ^ Liu, Jim (8 August 2018). "Air Busan adds Vladivostok service from August 2018". Routesonline. Retrieved 8 August 2018.
  5. ^ Liu, Jim (18 January 2018). "Aurora adds Vladivostok – Beijing route from Jan 2018". Routesonline. Retrieved 18 January 2018.
  6. ^ a b Liu, Jim (7 March 2017). "Aurora expands Vladivostok network in March 2017". Routesonline. Retrieved 7 March 2017.
  7. ^ "Прямой рейс свяжет Комсомольск-на-Амуре и Владивосток". primamedia.ru (in Russian). Медиахолдинг PrimaMedia. 1 February 2017. Retrieved 1 February 2017.
  8. ^ Liu, Jim (28 November 2017). "Aurora expands Vladivostok – Tokyo flights from Dec 2017". Routesonline. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
  9. ^ Liu, Jim (26 March 2019). "Aurora Airlines adds Yanji service from late-March 2019". Routesonline. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  10. ^ "China Express adds Qiqihar – Vladivostok service from July 2018". routesonline. Retrieved 12 July 2018.
  11. ^ "China Southern Airlines с 17 мая начнет летать из Харбина во Владивосток". tourism.interfax.ru. Interfax. 23 April 2019. Retrieved 23 April 2019.
  12. ^ "EastarJet adds Vladivostok service from June 2018".
  13. ^ "В аэропорту "Байкал" открывается новый рейс во Владивосток". airportbaikal.ru. 16 February 2015. Retrieved 16 February 2015.
  14. ^ "В Международном аэропорту Владивосток откроется новый рейс в Санкт-Петербург | Международный аэропорт Владивосток". vvo.aero. Vladivostok International Airport. Retrieved 6 November 2018.
  15. ^ "Jeju Air adds Muan – Vladivostok service from April 2019". routesonline. Retrieved 27 February 2019.
  16. ^ "Jeju Air adds Vladivostok service from Sep 2017". routesonline. Retrieved 3 August 2017.
  17. ^ https://www.rappler.com/business/industries/171-aviation-tourism/42317-russians-arrival-charter-flight=. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  18. ^ Liu, Jim (31 August 2018). "Rossiya Airlines W18 Moscow service changes". Routesonline. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  19. ^ Liu, Jim (3 October 2018). "S7 Airlines adds Vladivostok – Sanya service from Nov 2018". Routesonline. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
  20. ^ Liu, Jim (20 December 2018). "S7 Airlines S19 Regional / International service changes as of 04JAN19". Routesonline. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
  21. ^ Liu, Jim (23 April 2019). "S7 Airlines schedules new domestic routes in S19". Routesonline. Retrieved 23 April 2019.
  22. ^ Liu, Jim (26 February 2018). "T'Way Air adds Vladivostok service from April 2018". Routesonline. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  23. ^ Liu, Jim (16 February 2018). "Ural Airlines plans Vladivostok – Beijing launch in March 2018". Routesonline. Retrieved 16 February 2018.
  24. ^ a b Liu, Jim (13 November 2018). "Ural Airlines plans new Utapao routing from late-Dec 2018". Routesonline. Retrieved 13 November 2018.
  25. ^ https://www.routesonline.com/track/FbGqONb7Om2H/edPNAtimocFr/
  26. ^ https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/280714/ural-airlines-schedules-sapporo-launch-in-dec-2018/
  27. ^ a b Liu, Jim (26 October 2016). "Ural Airlines adds Vladivostok – Changchun sector from Dec 2016". Routesonline. Retrieved 26 October 2016.
  28. ^ 2018, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Uzbekistan Airways adds regular Vladivostok service from Sep 2018". Routesonline.
  29. ^ Newsaeropor. "vladivostok-v-2017". www.eastrussia.ru.

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