Belgorod International Airport

Международный Аэропорт Белгород
Airport typePublic
OperatorJSC "Belgorod Air Enterprise"
LocationBelgorod, Russia
Passenger services ceasedFebruary 24, 2022 (2022-02-24) [1][2]
Elevation AMSL224 m / 735 ft
Coordinates50°38′36″N 36°35′24″E / 50.64333°N 36.59000°E / 50.64333; 36.59000
EGO is located in Belgorod Oblast
Location of the airport in Belgorod Oblast
EGO is located in European Russia
Location of the airport in Russia
EGO is located in Europe
Location of the airport in Europe
Direction Length Surface
m ft
11/29 2,500 8,202 Asphalt concrete
12/30 2,417 7,930 Grass
Statistics (2021)
Number of passengersIncrease 582.531

Belgorod International Airport (Russian: Международный Аэропорт Белгород) (IATA: EGO, ICAO: UUOB) is an airport in Russia located 4 km north of Belgorod. It services narrow-body airliners (such as the Tupolev Tu-154, Tupolev Tu-204, Ilyushin Il-76, Boeing 737, Airbus A320, Boeing 757 etc.) and wide-body airliner Boeing 767.[4] It conducts 24-hour flight operations. The airport was founded in 1954.


The establishment date of the airport is considered to be 30 August 1954, when the order was issued by the Deputy Chief of Air Fleet under the Council of Ministers of the USSR and Belgorod landing pad began its transformation into a class IV Airport.

In 1954, the Kursk squadron relocated to the northern outskirts of Belgorod. These aircraft carried cargo and mail transportation, medical staff in the newly created districts of the Belgorod Oblast. The staff (technicians, drivers) did not exceed 20-30 people then.

In 1957, Yak-12 came into operation, capable of carrying 4 passengers or 350 kilograms of cargo. Aircraft used for flight on the territory of the region. In the years 1959–1968, made fleet capacity by AN-2 and Yak-12.

In 1969, the runway was put into operation. It began receiving short-haul aircraft: Yak-40, L-410, An-24. To fly to Moscow, Sochi, Anapa, Simferopol, Poltava, Donetsk. Created by air traffic control, 170 people work at the plant. Since 1970, flights operated to Rostov-on-Don, Voronezh, Krasnodar and Lipetsk.

In 1975, the airport admitted to reception of the Tu-134. New lines opened up to new directions in Murmansk, Yekaterinburg, Astrakhan, Tyumen, Smolensk, Saratov and Mariupol.

In 1976–1989, years of the expansion of the geography of flights and an increase in the intensity of flights. 1981 saw the reconstruction of the runway. In the years 1985–1994 passenger flights were performed to Khabarovsk, Novosibirsk, Surgut, Tyumen, Murmansk, Arkhangelsk, Leningrad, Riga, Minsk, Kyiv, Lviv, Yerevan, Sochi, Odesa, Simferopol, Kaliningrad, Chelyabinsk and Baku.

In 1995, the airport was given the status of international airport. Along with the implementation of domestic flights, international flights started to operate to Turkey, Bulgaria, Israel, Hungary. Accepted cargo planes from India, China, the Netherlands, the United Arab Emirates.

In 1998–1999 following an economic meltdown, which resulted in a sharp decline in demand for passenger air travel and the reduction of the amount of work, number of flights reduced.

In 2000–2001, scheduled passenger transport resumed, including international with opening of new flights to Salekhard, Tyumen, Surgut, Norilsk, Yekaterinburg, Anapa, Murmansk, Sochi, Novy Urengoy, Soviet, Naryan-Mar, Arkhangelsk, Israel, Hungary, Cyprus and Bulgaria using Tu-134, Tu-154, Yak- 42, with a capacity of 70–160 passengers.

In April 2002, "the airline Belgorod" transformed into a Federal State Unitary Enterprise "Belgorod State Aviation Enterprise", and in December of the same year transformed into Open Joint Stock Company "Belgorod Airlines".

In February 2022, all civilian air traffic was indefinitely suspended in connection with the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Airlines and destinations

Orenair Boeing 737-500 at Belgorod Airport.
Yamal Airlines Airbus A320 taking off at Belgorod Airport.
Aeroflot Moscow–Sheremeteyevo[5]
Azimuth Krasnodar,[6] Mineralnye Vody
Azur Air Seasonal charter: Enfidha
Ikar Saint Petersburg
Nordstar Airlines Seasonal: Nizhny Novgorod, Norilsk
Nordwind Airlines Moscow–Sheremeteyevo, Saint Petersburg,[7] Simferopol, Sochi, Yerevan[7]
Seasonal charter: Antalya[8]
Red Wings Airlines Moscow–Domodedovo, Yekaterinburg
Rossiya Moscow–Sheremeteyevo
RusLine Kaliningrad
S7 Airlines Moscow–Domodedovo[9]
Smartavia Seasonal: Simferopol, Sochi
Utair Moscow–Vnukovo[9]
Seasonal: Surgut

Traffic statistics

Busiest domestic routes from Belgorod Int. Airport (2014)[10]
Rank City Region PAX Flights
1 Moscow MoscowCity of Moscow
Moscow OblastMoscow Oblast
161,605 2,022
2 Simferopol* Autonomous Republic of CrimeaRepublic of Crimea* 14,347 77
3 Novy Urengoy Tyumen OblastTyumen Oblast
Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous OkrugYamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug
12,848 58
4 Saint Petersburg Saint PetersburgCity of St Petersburg
Leningrad OblastLeningrad Oblast
9,406 139
5 Nyagan Tyumen OblastTyumen Oblast
Khanty-Mansi Autonomous OkrugKhanty–Mansi Autonomous Okrug
9,165 32
6 Kaliningrad Kaliningrad OblastKaliningrad Oblast 8,366 125
7 Krasnodar Krasnodar KraiKrasnodar Krai 8,343 98
8 Kazan TatarstanTatarstan 6,300 127
9 Norilsk Krasnoyarsk KraiKrasnoyarsk Krai 4,957 27
10 Yamburg Tyumen OblastTyumen Oblast
Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous OkrugYamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug
3,406 12

^* – Status of Crimea as Russian region disputed by Ukraine. See 2014 Crimean crisis.

Busiest international routes from Belgorod Int. Airport (2014)[10]
Rank City Country PAX Flights
1 Antalya  Turkey 76,182 203
2 Sharm el-Sheikh  Egypt 19,881 51
3 Hurghada  Egypt 19,391 50
4 Barcelona  Spain 7,801 24
5 Heraklion  Greece 4,939 15
6 Rhodes  Greece 3,114 12
7 Bishkek  Kyrgyzstan 2,916 17
8 Kos  Greece 2,634 9
9 Cam Ranh  Vietnam 2,322 7
10 Dabolim  India 2,192 6

See also


  1. ^ "Airport operations to remain suspended in southern Russia until March 2 — federal agency". 24 February 2022.
  2. ^ "Временное закрытие 11 аэропортов на юге РФ продлено до 1 мая". 23 April 2022.
  3. ^ В 2021 году аэропорт Белгорода обслужил рекордное количество пассажиров [Belgorod Airport served a record number of passengers in 2021]. 21 January 2022.
  4. ^ Международный аэропорт Белгород Archived May 25, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Liu, Jim (9 January 2017). "Aeroflot domestic routes additions in S17". Routesonline. Retrieved 9 January 2017.
  6. ^ Liu, Jim. "Azimuth schedules additional domestic routes from mid-Sep 2020". Routesonline. Retrieved 2 October 2020.
  7. ^ a b "Авиакомпания Nordwind открывает прямые рейсы из Белгорода в Санкт-Петербург и Ереван". Международный аэропорт Белгород. Retrieved 18 May 2021.
  8. ^ "Flight Search".
  9. ^ a b Liu, Jim (11 January 2019). "S7 Airlines adds Moscow – Belgorod service from Feb 2019". Routesonline. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
  10. ^ a b "В 2014 году аэропорт Белгород вновь на высоте!". International Airport Belgorod. Retrieved 14 January 2015.