Bratsk Airport

Аэропорт Братск
Summary
Airport typePublic/Military
OperatorAeroBratsk
ServesBratsk
LocationBratsk, Russia
Hub for
Elevation AMSL1,598 ft / 487 m
Coordinates56°22′12″N 101°41′54″E / 56.37000°N 101.69833°E / 56.37000; 101.69833Coordinates: 56°22′12″N 101°41′54″E / 56.37000°N 101.69833°E / 56.37000; 101.69833
Websiteaerobratsk.ru
Map
BTK
BTK
Location of airport in Irkutsk Oblast
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
12/30 10,368 3,160 Concrete

Bratsk Airport (Russian: Аэропорт Братск) (IATA: BTK, ICAO: UIBB) is an airport in Irkutsk Oblast, Russia located 8 kilometres (5 mi) north of Bratsk. It is a mixed use airfield, providing 32 parking spaces for medium-sized airliners. Bratsk airport serves as a diversion airport on Polar route 2.[1][2] The airport is described as an international airport, although currently only serves internal flights in Russia.

The 350 IAP (350th Interceptor Aviation Regiment) began in 1984 with a number of Tupolev Tu-128 (Fiddler) aircraft. Bratsk was responsible for air defense of most of the Siberian interior region and depended on the long-range capability of the Tu-128 to cover this vast territory. By the 1990s the unit had been upgraded with MiG-31 jets.[3] The 350 IAP was disbanded in 2002, following this, a small search and rescue detachment of three An-26 (Curl) transports and three Mi-8 (Hip) helicopters under the command of the 32 OSAP (32nd Otdel’nyy smeshannaya avia polk, or “Independent Composite Aviation Regiment”) based at Yekaterinburg. This detachment had previously been known as 11 APSO. Most of the military barrack blocks and ancillary buildings have now been demolished although the large hangar dating back to the 1980s is still standing.

Currently Bratsk continues to serve a vital civil aviation role as a staging base for cargo flights to Kamchatka. The airport is operated by AeroBratsk, its major civilian tenant.

Bratsk airport consistently serves more than 100,000 passengers each year. [4] It is the second largest airport in the Irkutsk region.

Airlines and destinations

AirlinesDestinations
Angara Airlines Irkutsk
IrAero Irkutsk[5]
S7 Airlines Irkutsk,[6] Moscow–Domodedovo, Novosibirsk[7]
Utair Talakan, Tyumen

References

  1. ^ Boeing-conducted Airport safety and operational assessments
  2. ^ New Cross-Polar Routes
  3. ^ "Aviatsiya PVO". Aviabaza KPOI.
  4. ^ "Объемы перевозок через аэропорты России за январь-декабрь 2018 год". Росавиация. Archived from the original on 2016-05-30. Retrieved 2019-08-15.
  5. ^ "Новый рейс Иркутск-Братск-Иркутск!". CJSC “IrAero” Airlines. Archived from the original on 2016-02-16. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
  6. ^ Liu, Jim (23 April 2019). "S7 Airlines schedules new domestic routes in S19". Routesonline. Retrieved 23 April 2019.
  7. ^ "Russia, Novosibirsk, Tolmachevo (OVB) <-> Russia, Bratsk (BTK)". S7.ru. S7 Airlines. Retrieved 8 November 2017.