Vladivostok International Airport

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Vladivostok International Airport
Международный аэропорт "Владивосток"
Mezhdunarodnyy aeroport "Vladivostok"
Vladivostok International Airport logo.png
Airport type Public
Operator Vladivostok Avia
Serves Vladivostok
Location Artyom, Russia
Hub for Aurora, S7 Airlines
Elevation AMSL 46 ft / 14 m
Coordinates 43°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
Website www.vvo.aero
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 (2011)
Passengers Served 1,456,000
Flights Served 6,295
Total Cargo (tonnes) 690,650
2011 shareholders' report [1]

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.


In 1931 the Vladivostok Airport was constructed next to the town of Artyom with commercial flights began in the summer of 1932. In the decade after the war planes Po-2 and W-2 are widely used in air-chemical works and coastal exploration fish in the service of geologists and forests patrolling. Passenger flights on the Moscow - Vladivostok route took place in 1948 using Ilyushin Il-12s.

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

Expansion and modernization[edit]

The domestic Terminal B of the airport underwent complete renovation during 2005-2006, which made it 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/year.[1] 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.[2]


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 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.[2]

Airlines and destinations[edit]


Aeroflot Moscow–Sheremetyevo
Aurora Beijing–Capital,[3] Blagoveshchensk, Busan, Harbin,[4] Hong Kong, Khabarovsk, Komsomolsk-on-Amur,[4][5] Magadan, Novosibirsk, Petropavlovsk–Kamchatsky, Seoul–Incheon, Tokyo–Narita,[6] Yuzhno–Sakhalinsk
Seasonal: Dalian, Yakutsk, Yanji
Air Busan Busan[7]
Air Koryo Pyongyang
Aurora Dalnegorsk, Dalnerechensk, Kavalerovo, Plastun, Terney
Azur Air Seasonal charter: Nha Trang (Cam Ranh), Phuket
China Express Airlines Qiqihar[8]
China Southern Airlines Changchun, Harbin
Eastar Jet Seasonal: Seoul-Incheon[9]
IrAero Blagoveshchensk, Chita, Irkutsk, Moscow-Domodedovo, Ulan–Ude[10]
Jeju Air Seoul–Incheon[11]
Korean Air Seoul–Incheon
Nordstar Airlines Seasonal charter: Sanya[12]
Nordwind Airlines / Pegas Fly Seasonal charter: Nha Trang (Cam Ranh), Denpasar/Bali[citation needed]
Philippine Airlines Charter: Manila
Rossiya Airlines Moscow–Vnukovo
Royal Flight Seasonal charter: Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi, Nha Trang (Cam Ranh), Phuket
S7 Airlines Beijing–Capital, Hong Kong, Irkutsk, Khabarovsk, Novosibirsk, Osaka–Kansai, Petropavlovsk–Kamchatsky, Seoul–Incheon, Shanghai–Pudong, Tokyo–Narita, Yuzhno–Sakhalinsk
Charter: Taipei-Taoyuan[13]
Sichuan Airlines Harbin[14]
T'way Air Daegu[15]
Tianjin Airlines Tianjin
Ural Airlines Beijing–Capital,[16] Irkutsk, Krasnodar, Novosibirsk, Petropavlovsk–Kamchatsky, Saint Petersburg, Yekaterinburg
Seasonal: Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi,[17] Changchun[17]
Uzbekistan Airways Tashkent (resumes 15 September 2018)[18]
Yakutia Airlines Magadan, Petropavlovsk–Kamchatsky, Yakutsk
Seasonal: Chengdu, Cheongju, Yangyang



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. ^ "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. 
  2. ^ a b "The information about Runway #1 at Vladivostok's airport". Retrieved 4 June 2015. 
  3. ^ Liu, Jim (18 January 2018). "Aurora adds Vladivostok – Beijing route from Jan 2018". Routesonline. Retrieved 18 January 2018. 
  4. ^ a b Liu, Jim (7 March 2017). "Aurora expands Vladivostok network in March 2017". Routesonline. Retrieved 7 March 2017. 
  5. ^ "Прямой рейс свяжет Комсомольск-на-Амуре и Владивосток". primamedia.ru (in Russian). Медиахолдинг PrimaMedia. 1 February 2017. Retrieved 1 February 2017. 
  6. ^ Liu, Jim (28 November 2017). "Aurora expands Vladivostok – Tokyo flights from Dec 2017". Routesonline. Retrieved 28 November 2017. 
  7. ^ Liu, Jim (8 August 2018). "Air Busan adds Vladivostok service from August 2018". Routesonline. Retrieved 8 August 2018. 
  8. ^ "China Express adds Qiqihar – Vladivostok service from July 2018". routesonline. Retrieved 12 July 2018. 
  9. ^ "EastarJet adds Vladivostok service from June 2018". 
  10. ^ "В аэропорту "Байкал" открывается новый рейс во Владивосток". airportbaikal.ru. 16 February 2015. Retrieved 16 February 2015. 
  11. ^ "Jeju Air adds Vladivostok service from Sep 2017". routesonline. Retrieved 3 August 2017. 
  12. ^ Liu, Jim (25 May 2017). "Nordstar adds Vladivostok – Sanya route from May 2017". Routesonline. Retrieved 25 May 2017. 
  13. ^ https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/278219/s7-airlines-schedules-taipei-charter-in-late-sep-2018/
  14. ^ Liu, Jim (16 May 2017). "Sichuan Airlines adds Vladivostok service from May 2017". Routesonline. Retrieved 16 May 2017. 
  15. ^ Liu, Jim (26 February 2018). "T'Way Air adds Vladivostok service from April 2018". Routesonline. Retrieved 26 February 2018. 
  16. ^ Liu, Jim (16 February 2018). "Ural Airlines plans Vladivostok – Beijing launch in March 2018". Routesonline. Retrieved 16 February 2018. 
  17. ^ a b Liu, Jim (26 October 2016). "Ural Airlines adds Vladivostok – Changchun sector from Dec 2016". Routesonline. Retrieved 26 October 2016. 
  18. ^ https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/280017/uzbekistan-airways-adds-regular-vladivostok-service-from-sep-2018/

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