Komsomolsk-na-Amur Khurba

Комсомольск-на-Амуре Хурба
Airport typeMilitary
OperatorRussian Aerospace Forces
Elevation AMSL92 ft / 28 m
Coordinates50°24′30″N 136°56′0″E / 50.40833°N 136.93333°E / 50.40833; 136.93333
KXK is located in Khabarovsk Krai
Location of airport in Khabarovsky Krai
Direction Length Surface
ft m
18/36 8,202 2,500 Concrete

Khurba Airport (also given as Komsomolsk South, Khurba, Uchastok, and Kalinovka) (IATA: KXK, ICAO: UHKK) is an air base (also used as an airport (Russian: Аэропорт Хурба)) in Khabarovsk Krai, Russia 17 kilometres (11 mi) south of Komsomolsk-on-Amur. This medium-sized base has considerable tarmac space and an extended area of revetments. It handles medium-sized airliners.

The 277th Guards Bomber Aviation Regiment (277 Gv BAP) is currently changing from flying Sukhoi Su-24M2s in the 1990-2000s[1][2] to the Sukhoi Su-34 (AFIP "Fullback") with the first 10 delivered.[3][4]

The regiment was deployed to Lida (air base) in Belarus as part of the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine[5]


Khurba Airport began as a military airfield garrison Khurba-2. The airfield was built during the Second World War with its old original runway with length of 810 meters is not currently in use. At the airport deployed:

Later, the garrison was reorganized to the 6988th Air Base circa 2008. The airfield was built for the Ministry of Defense standards with scattered parking, arched reinforced concrete shelters for aircraft and reserve a dirt runway parallel to the concrete.

The airport regularly worked in Soviet times with daily flying international flights for the Far East region.

1990s to 2000s

From the late 1990s to late 2000s, the airport was effectively closed to passenger traffic, in the summer time (periodically) flying to Moscow JSC "Krasnoyarsk airlines" airplanes Tu-154 with a stopover in Krasnoyarsk (once a week). In summer 2009, after a decade flights began to perform again in Moscow - the carriage is performed airline "Vladivostok Avia" in the aircraft Tu-204-300. In late 2011, "Vladivostok Avia" was purchased by Aeroflot, whose leadership has recognized the flights to and from Komsomolsk-on-Amur are unprofitable, and a major industrial center of the Far East was again left without a direct air link to the capital.


In 2016 the airport was privatized with its shares sold for 70.15 million ruble to a St. Petersburg "EVM Property". It is planned to resume air service between Komsomolsk-on-Amur and cities such as Khabarovsk, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Nikolayevsk-on-Amur, Okhotsk, Vladivostok, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and Irkutsk. In the future, it will be established air communication with Moscow. It is expected that the airport will open at least five regional flights a week.[6]

Airlines and destinations

Aurora Vladivostok[7][8]

See also


  1. ^ "37 Vozdushnaya Armiya VGK". Brinkster.com. Archived from the original on March 16, 2012.
  2. ^ Butowski, Pyotr (2004). Air Power Analysis: Russian Federation. AIRtime Publishing, Inc.
  3. ^ AirForces Monthly. Stamford, Lincolnshire, England: Key Publishing Ltd. January 2017. p. 23.
  4. ^ "Russian Federation - Aerospace Forces (RF VKS)". 27 October 2023.
  5. ^ AirForces Monthly. Stamford, Lincolnshire, England: Key Publishing Ltd. December 2022. p. 30.
  6. ^ Аэропорт Комсомольска-на-Амуре приватизировали
  7. ^ Liu, Jim (7 March 2017). "Aurora expands Vladivostok network in March 2017". Routesonline. Retrieved 7 March 2017.
  8. ^ Прямой рейс свяжет Комсомольск-на-Амуре и Владивосток. primamedia.ru (in Russian). Медиахолдинг PrimaMedia. 1 February 2017. Retrieved 1 February 2017.