Kerch Airport

Аеропорт «Керч»
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerLocal Government
LocationKerch, Disputed between Russia and Ukraine[1]
Elevation AMSL171 ft / 52 m
Coordinates45°22′21″N 036°24′05″E / 45.37250°N 36.40139°E / 45.37250; 36.40139
Map
KHC is located in Crimea
KHC
KHC
Location of Kerch Airport in Crimea
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
07/25 5,420 1,652 Asphalt
07/25 6,561 2,000 Soil

Kerch Airport (Ukrainian: Аеропорт «Керч», Russian: Аэропорт «Керчь») (IATA: KHC, ICAO: URFK) is an airport in Kerch, Disputed between Russia and Ukraine[1].[2] The airport is located 1.5 km northwest of the city (sometimes it is confused with Baherove Air Base located nearby). The airport is currently bankrupt, and was put on sale for 27M Hryvn (3.3M USD) by the city authorities.

Though the airport is bankrupt, it is still in service, and is used by general aviation today. The airport itself is not in good condition. The runway needs repair, airport facilities are bad, there is a working ATC tower which is also needs improvements. There is no airline services to this airport.

Airline flights to/from airport ceased operations approximately in 2008. There were approximately 8-10 flights per day, both Domestic and International. In 2005–2006, the airport tried to resume flights to Kyiv and Moscow using Motor Sich Airlines, but expenses were high and profit was too low, which made flying unprofitable.[3]

Accidents and incidents

On 13 November 1971, an Aeroflot Antonov 24B (CCCP-46378) struck a cable and crashed on approach. There were total of 5 passengers and crew aboard who all died on impact. The aircraft was written off (damaged beyond repair).[4]

References

  1. ^ a b This place is located on the Crimean peninsula, most of which is the subject of a territorial dispute between Russia, which administers the contested area, and Ukraine, whose internationally recognised boundaries include the contested area. According to the political division of Russia, there are federal subjects of the Russian Federation (the Republic of Crimea and the federal city of Sevastopol) located on the peninsula. According to the administrative-territorial division of Ukraine, there are the Ukrainian divisions (the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city with special status of Sevastopol) located on the peninsula.
  2. ^ General Airport information
  3. ^ "Керченский аэропорт работает в напряженном режиме".
  4. ^ Accidents and Incidents