Yemelyanovo International Airport

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Yemelyanovo International Airport
Аэропорт Емельяново
Yemelyanovo logo eng.png
Krasnoyarsk - Yemelyanovo (KJA - UNKL) AN1880357.jpg
Airport type Public
Serves Krasnoyarsk
Location Krasnoyarsk, Russia
Hub for
Elevation AMSL 942 ft / 287 m
Coordinates 56°10′18″N 092°29′36″E / 56.17167°N 92.49333°E / 56.17167; 92.49333Coordinates: 56°10′18″N 092°29′36″E / 56.17167°N 92.49333°E / 56.17167; 92.49333
KJA is located in Krasnoyarsk Krai
Location of airport in Krasnoyarsk Krai
Direction Length Surface
m ft
11/29 3,700 12,139 Concrete
Statistics (2012)
Passengers 1,897,563
Cargo 16,800 tonnes
Source: Yemelyanovo Airport[1]

Yemelyanovo International Airport (Russian: Аэропорт Емельяново) (IATA: KJAICAO: UNKL) is a major airport in Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia, 27 km northwest of Krasnoyarsk.[2] As of May 2015, it was the 13th biggest in Russia in passenger traffic.[3]


Construction of the airport started in 1970. It opened for operations in 1980.[citation needed]

In 2005, the airport launched Terminal 2 for handling transit and international passengers. By 2006, the old runway coating had been replaced by asphalt-concrete layer with reinforced polymeric netting.

In November 2007, it was announced that Lufthansa Cargo might switch its Asian refueling and distribution point from Astana, Kazakhstan to Yemelyanovo Airport, because Russia would no longer permit Lufthansa the use of its air space for their Europe to Asia flights unless they could sell fuel. In July 2008 Lufthansa stated that it would move its cargo logistics hub from Astana to Yemelyanovo once the airport was brought up to ICAO safety standards.[4] The cargo terminal of Lufthansa Cargo in Yemelyanovo airport was its second largest one after Frankfurt. However, in October 2016 Lufthansa Cargo switched all flights from Yemelyanovo to another Siberian airport Tolmachevo (Novosibirsk) citing its better infrastructure and the ability to outsource certain services whereas in Krasnoyarsk the company “had to involve its own personnel and equipment”.[5]

In 2008, the modern Arrivals Terminal with the capacity of 750 passengers per hour was opened. Also in 2008, the lighting facilities were reconstructed and the new hi-intensity lighting system was installed: the centerline lights and the touchdown zone lights.[2] In 2011, the airport handled over 1.6 million passengers, a 28% increase over 2010.[1]


Apron view
Runway view

At present, the airport provides a full array of passenger handling services in all three terminals, including VIP services, a business lounge, baby/parent room, ATMs, shops, cafés, bars, a drugstore and a post office. Runway 29 is certified for ILS Category II operations.[2] The runway condition, the facilities and the technology of aircraft handling allows the airport to service more than 50 types of passenger and freighter aircraft, up to and including the Boeing 747 and Antonov 124.[2] Its capacity is 12 aircraft movements per hour.[2]

Airlines and destinations[edit]


Airlines Destinations
Aeroflot Moscow-Sheremetyevo
operated by Aurora
operated by Rossiya
St. Petersburg, Sochi
Air Kyrgyzstan Bishkek, Osh
Alrosa Mirny Air Enterprise Mirny, Polyarny
Angara Airlines Chita, Irkutsk,[6] Mirny,[6] Neryungri, Talakan, Vladivostok
Avia Traffic Company Bishkek, Osh
Azur Air Seasonal charter: Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Nha Trang (Cam Ranh), Pattaya–U-Tapao,[7] Phuket
IrAero Blagoveshchensk, Irkutsk, Manzhouli, Novosibirsk, Ulan-Ude
Seasonal: Baku[8]
KrasAvia Baykit, Gorno-Altaysk, Lensk, Omsk, Tura, Vanavara
NordStar Barnaul, Baykit, Beijing-Capital, Igarka, Kyzyl, Mirny, Moscow-Domodedovo, Nizhnevartovsk, Norilsk, Podkamennaya Tunguska, Severo-Eniseysk, Sochi, Surgut, Talakan, Tomsk, Tura, Turukhansk, Ulan-Ude, Vanavara
Seasonl charter: Sanya
Pegas Fly Moscow-Sheremetyevo
Seasonal charter: Enfidha, Krabi, Phuket, Sochi
Pobeda Yekaterinburg
Royal Flight Seasonal charter: Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Goa-Dabolim, Nha Trang (Cam Ranh), Pattaya–U-Tapao[7]
RusLine Yekaterinburg
S7 Airlines Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Beijing-Capital, Moscow-Domodedovo, Novosibirsk[9]
S7 Airlines
operated by Globus Airlines
Saratov Airlines Chita, Ulan-Ude[10], Vladivostok (begins 20 August 2017)[11]
Seasonal: Samara
Somon Air Dushanbe, Khujand
Ural Airlines Harbin, Khujand, Simferopol [12]
UTair Aviation Irkutsk, Moscow-Vnukovo, Novosibirsk, Surgut, Tomsk, Tyumen
Uzbekistan Airways Tashkent
Yakutia Airlines Yakutsk
Yamal Airlines Moscow-Domodedovo, Novosibirsk, Tyumen,[13] Yekaterinburg


Airlines Destinations
AirBridgeCargo Airlines Amsterdam, Hong Kong, Shanghai-Pudong, Moscow-Sheremetyevo, Chicago-O'Hare, Zhengzhou


  1. ^ a b Yemelyanovo International Airport - 2011 Statistics
  2. ^ a b c d e Yemelyanovo International Airport - About/General Information
  3. ^ Montag-Girmes, Polina (1 May 2015). "Russia’s Krasnoyarsk region to sell airport". Air Transport World. Archived from the original on 8 May 2015. 
  4. ^
  5. ^ "Lufthansa Cargo switches Krasnoyarsk for Novosibirsk". Russian Aviation Insider. Retrieved 21 November 2016. 
  6. ^ a b "Авиарейсы из Иркутска в Красноярск и Мирный запустят с 5 января". PrimaMedia. 28 December 2014. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "Departure from Yemelyanovo - Flights timetable from 30 October 2016 to 25 March 2017". Retrieved March 10, 2017. 
  8. ^
  9. ^ "Timetable". Novosibirsk International Airport (Tolmachevo). Retrieved 28 March 2017. 
  10. ^ ""В Улан-Удэ откроется новый авиарейс с 18 апреля"". 10 March 2017. Retrieved 10 March 2017. 
  11. ^ ""Новый рейс на Дальний Восток"". 11 July 2017. Retrieved 10 March 2017. 
  12. ^
  13. ^ "Сегодня авиакомпания Ямал открывает прямой рейс Тюмень - Горно-Алтайск". ГТРК "Ямал". 18 January 2016. Retrieved 18 January 2016. 

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