Erebuni Airport
Airport typeMilitary
OwnerArmenian Air Force
OperatorRussian Air Force
Elevation AMSL2,955 ft / 901 m
Coordinates40°07′42″N 44°28′22″E / 40.12833°N 44.47278°E / 40.12833; 44.47278
Direction Length Surface
ft m
03/21 8,694 2,650 Asphalt

Erebuni Airport (Armenian: Էրեբունի օդանավակայան) (ICAO: UDYE) is a military airport serving Yerevan and the country of Armenia. It is located 7.3 kilometres (4.5 mi) south of the center of Yerevan. At present, the airport is mostly operated by the military and is host to the Russian 3624th Air Base and hosts a squadron of MiG-29s and Mi-24 attack helicopters. Private firms do on occasion operate chartered helicopter flights inside the country and to the CIS. The airport is also home to a single Diamond DA40 aircraft used by the local flying school.


The base was designed by architects L. Sh. Khristaforian and R. G. Asratian and design engineers E. N. Tosunian and I. G. Baghramian.

In November 2013, the Armenian government announced its intention to expand the space allotted to the Russian Air Force to house new buildings, fuel-storage facilities, and helicopter landing pads to host a squadron of 18 attack helicopters.[2] In January 2014, the press service of the Russian Southern Military District confirmed that a contingent of Mi-24P (Hind-F) attack helicopters, Mi-8MT and Mi-8SMV military transport helicopters would be deployed at Erebuni through the course of the year.[3]


On 4 November 2008, an Mi-24 attack helicopter of the Armenian Air Force crashed as it was preparing for a training flight. Captain Arshak Nersisyan died in the accident.[4]

See also


  1. ^ - eAIP Armenia
  2. ^ "Armenia Says It's Ready to Host Russian Combat Helicopters." RIA Novosti. November 21, 2013. Retrieved on November 22, 2013.
  3. ^ "Russia Forms Helicopter Squadron for Armenian Base." RIA Novosti. January 17, 2014. Retrieved January 17, 2014.
  4. ^ "MILITARY HELICOPTER ACCIDENT". Retrieved 2018-12-23.