Ignatyevo Airport

Аэропорт Игнатьево
Airport typeJoint
OwnerAmur Oblast
OperatorAirport Blagoveshchensk
Russian Air Force
LocationIgnatyevo, Amur Oblast, Russia
Elevation AMSL640 ft / 195 m
Coordinates50°25′30″N 127°24′48″E / 50.42500°N 127.41333°E / 50.42500; 127.41333Coordinates: 50°25′30″N 127°24′48″E / 50.42500°N 127.41333°E / 50.42500; 127.41333
BQS is located in Amur Oblast
Location of airport in Amur Oblast
Direction Length Surface
m ft
18/36 2,821 9,256 Asphalt

Ignatyevo Airport (Russian: Аэропорт Игнатьево) (IATA: BQS, ICAO: UHBB) is an international airport in Amur Oblast, Russia, located near the village of Ignatyevo 20 kilometers (12 mi) north-west of Blagoveshchensk. The large airport services up to medium-sized airliners with parking space for 44 civilian aircraft, and conducts 24-hour flight operation. Ignatyevo Airport is state-owned by Amur Oblast and jointly operated with the Russian Air Force, with a military pad on the north-west side of the airport.


The construction of Ignatyevo Airport began in 1959 next to the village of Ignatyevo, after which the airport is named. The first terminal was made of wood and was located approximately on the spot where the current terminal stands. During the early 1990s the airport's activity declined as the new emerging Russian state was suffering from economic decline following the dissolution of the Soviet Union.[1]

In July 1997, the Governor of Amur Oblast signed a decree on the establishment of Airport Blagoveshchensk, a unitary enterprise fully owned by the government of Amur Oblast to own and operate Ignatiyevo Airport. In the 2000s, a partial reconstruction of the airport began in order to increase the volume of transportation and improve the quality of passenger service.[1] In 2007, plans for the construction of a new terminal was resumed after being halted in 1988, and was commissioned in December 2010.[1]

Airlines and destinations

Aurora Khabarovsk, Tynda, Vladivostok, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk[3]
IrAeroChita, Irkutsk,[4] Krasnoyarsk–International, Novosibirsk, Ulan-Ude, Vladivostok
KrasAviaKrasnoyarsk–International, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk[5]
Nordwind AirlinesMoscow–Sheremetyevo
Pegas Fly[6]Seasonal charter: Nha Tang,[6] Pattaya–U-Tapao,[6] Phuket[6]
S7 Airlines Moscow–Domodedovo,[7] Novosibirsk
Ural AirlinesMoscow–Domodedovo,[8] Yekaterinburg
Yakutia AirlinesKhabarovsk, Yakutsk
Seasonal: Sanya,[9] Seoul–Incheon,[10] Weihai[11]


On 8 August 2011, IrAero Flight 103, operated by Antonov An-24 RA-46561 overran the runway on landing. Of the five crew and 31 passengers on board,[12] twelve people were injured.[13]


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  2. ^ ""Аэрофлот" открыл международный хаб в Красноярске". TASS. 31 May 2021.
  3. ^ L, J (13 January 2016). "Aurora Airlines Adds New Routes from Feb 2016". Airline Route. Retrieved 13 January 2016.
  4. ^ "Изменения маршрутных сетей за 3–16 апреля". ato.ru. 16 April 2015. Retrieved 16 April 2015.
  5. ^ ""Красавиа" с 20 января открывает новый рейс из Южно-Сахалинска в Благовещенск". airspot.ru. Интерфакс-Россия. 14 January 2016. Archived from the original on 1 December 2017. Retrieved 14 January 2016.
  6. ^ a b c d "Flight Search". pegasys.pegast.ru.
  7. ^ Liu, Jim (23 April 2019). "S7 Airlines schedules new domestic routes in S19". Routesonline. Retrieved 23 April 2019.
  8. ^ Liu, Jim (5 August 2019). "Ural Airlines outlines A320neo service from mid-Aug 2019". Routesonline. Retrieved 5 August 2019.
  9. ^ Liu, Jim. "Yakutia adds Blagoveschensk – Sanya service in W19". Routesonline. Retrieved 16 October 2019.
  10. ^ Liu, Jim (12 April 2017). "Yakutia adds Blagoveschensk – Seoul service in S17". Routesonline. Retrieved 12 April 2017.
  11. ^ Liu, Jim (4 July 2019). "Yakutia adds Blagoveschensk – Weihai service in 3Q19". Routesonline. Retrieved 4 July 2019.
  12. ^ Hradecky, Simon (8 August 2011). "Accident: IrAero AN24 at Blagoveshchensk on Aug 8th 2011, runway excursion". The Aviation Herald. Retrieved 10 August 2011.
  13. ^ Авиационное происшествие с самолетом Ан-24 в аэропорту г. Благовещенска 08.08.2011 г. (in Russian). Federal Service for Supervision of Transport (Rostransnadzor). 8 August 2011. Archived from the original on 13 January 2013. Retrieved 10 August 2011.