Krasnodar International Airport

Международный аэропорт Краснодар
Airport typePublic
OperatorJSC Krasnodar International Airport
LocationKrasnodar, Russia
Passenger services ceasedFebruary 24, 2022 (2022-02-24) [1] [2]
Elevation AMSL118 ft / 36 m
Coordinates45°02′05″N 39°10′14″E / 45.03472°N 39.17056°E / 45.03472; 39.17056
KRR is located in Krasnodar Krai
Location of the airport in Krasnodar Krai
KRR is located in European Russia
Location of the airport in Russia
KRR is located in Europe
Location of the airport in Europe
Direction Length Surface
ft m
05R/23L 9,835 3,000 Concrete
05L/23R 7,218 2,200 Asphalt
05C/23C 7,874 2,400 Concrete
Statistics (2018)
Number of passengers4,160,053
Sources: Russian Federal Air Transport Agency (see also provisional 2018 statistics)[3]

Krasnodar International Airport (Russian: Международный аэропорт Краснодар), also known as Pashkovsky Airport (Russian: Аэропорт Пашковский), (IATA: KRR, ICAO: URKK) is the main airport serving the southern Russian city of Krasnodar. It is an international airport, and is located 12 km east of the centre of Krasnodar city.

Krasnodar International Airport is the 9th busiest airport in Russia. In 2015, it handled more than 3.1 million passengers.[4]

The airport is a part of Basel Aero airport managing holding.[5] Until the end of 2012 it was the operating hub of Kuban Airlines.


International terminal

Krasnodar International Airport has three runways that can accommodate modern aircraft, such as Boeing-737 (excluding Boeing-737-900), Boeing 757 (with limitations), Airbus A319, Airbus A320, Embraer 195, as well as helicopters of all types.

The airport's capacity is 500 passengers per hour for domestic flights and 200 passengers per hour for international flights.

In the terminal building, there are VIP and CIP lounges, as well as shops, cafes, pharmacies. Wi-Fi access is also provided.[6]


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In 1932, Krasnodar United Air Group was established. Later that year seven Po-2 Aerial Pest Control Agency aircraft landed near the central office of Pashkovsky state farm. In late 1932, the Agency was reorganized. It was used as a basis for the formation of Pashkovsky air base, which in late 1933 was moved to the aerodrome used by the present-day Krasnodar airport.

In 1934, the air base was reorganized into the 218 Civil Aviation Pashkovsky Special Air Group. The majority of Po-2 aircraft were re-equipped into passenger carriers. Scheduled passenger flights were performed from Krasnodar to Maikop, Sochi, Anapa, etc.

In 1941–1945, during World War II, the aircraft of the Special Air Squadron of Krasnodar Airline transported ammunition and POL to the battle-front and carried out medevac missions.

In 1946, the airport started accommodating Li-2 aircraft; and since 1948, Il-12 aircraft.

In 1960, construction of the first concrete runway was completed. Flights performed by Il-18 aircraft commenced in Krasnodar airport. Construction of a two-story passenger terminal was also completed later. Scheduled passenger and cargo flights to domestic destinations performed using Аn-10, Il-18, and Аn-12 aircraft.

In 1962, scheduled passenger service with Тu-124 aircraft was launched.

In 1964, Krasnodar United Air Group within the structure of the North Caucasian Civil Aviation Authority was formed. Later that year, the Group acquired its own fleet of Аn-24 aircraft.

In 1981, Yak-42 aircraft was put into operation. In 1984, the second concrete runway was put into operation.

In 1993, Krasnodar United Air Group within the structure of the North Caucasian Civil Aviation Authority was restructured into OJSC Kuban Airlines, which comprised an air carrier and an airport.

In 2006, OJSC Kuban Airlines was restructured through the spinoff of two of its entities, namely OJSC Krasnodar International Airport and OJSC Kuban Air Transport Territorial Agency. 20 December is the birthday of Krasnodar International Airport.

In 2007, Russian Transportation Ministry included the airport in its list of 12 international hubs on the territory of the Russian Federation.

Before the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the airport was of strategic importance to Russia as its southern air gates. It was used by over 30 airlines flying to 62 destinations (including 17 international destinations).

In 2022, with the launch of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24, all civilian flights to and from the airport was indefinitely suspended.


Krasnodar International Airport is currently undergoing revamp that is divided into two parts: construction of a new 60,000 m2 airport building, scheduled to be completed in 2017, and the modernization of the aerodrome infrastructure.

The latter includes runway revamp, construction of a ramp, engineering installations and upgrade of the equipment to provide safe, uninterrupted, and high-quality aircraft handling.

Basel Aero managing the project of the new terminal building has picked up Dutch NACO, one of the world's leading independent airport consultancy and engineering firms, to develop the new airport's master plan. According to NACO, annual passenger traffic of the new terminal will reach 10 million passengers in 2030.

Within the period of design and construction of the new Krasnodar airport, the area of the existing terminal is to be expanded by 8 200 sq m. As a result, the airport's capacity will increase up to 1,700 passengers per hour. In August 2013, reconstruction of the international terminal was commenced. According to the design, the number of check-in counters will increase to 8, immigration control counters to 10, and an additional baggage carousel is to be installed. Besides, a children playground will be constructed within the terminal building.

The Krasnodar airport reconstruction project involves the domestic terminal building. The renovated terminal buildings are to be put into operation in late 2014.[7]

Airlines and destinations

Before the launch of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on 24 February 2022 Pashkovsky Airport operated following flights:

Aeroflot Krasnoyarsk–International,[8] Moscow–Sheremetyevo, Yerevan
Alrosa Krasnoyarsk–International,[9] Moscow–Domodedovo, Novosibirsk
Avia Traffic Company Bishkek
Azimuth Belgorod,[10] Chelyabinsk,[11] Kaliningrad,[12] Kaluga, Kazan, Makhachkala, Mineralnye Vody,[10] Minsk, Moscow–Vnukovo, Murmansk,[10] Nizhnekamsk, Nizhny Novgorod,[11] Omsk,[13] Perm,[11] Saint Petersburg,[14] Samara,[11] Saratov,[10] Simferopol,[15] Tyumen,[11] Ufa, Volgograd,[11] Voronezh
flydubai Dubai–International
NordStar Norilsk, Novosibirsk
Nordwind Airlines Baku, Moscow–Sheremetyevo
Seasonal charter: Antalya[16]
Pegas Fly Moscow–Sheremetyevo
Seasonal charter: Phuket[16]
Pegasus Airlines Istanbul–Sabiha Gökçen
Pobeda Istanbul–Sabiha Gökçen,[17] Moscow–Vnukovo,[18] Saint Petersburg, Yekaterinburg
Red Wings AirlinesMoscow–Domodedovo, Saint Petersburg[19]
Seasonal charter: Antalya
Rossiya Saint Petersburg
RusLine Nadym,[20] Syktyvkar,[21] Tambov
S7 Airlines Moscow–Domodedovo, Novosibirsk[22]
SCAT Airlines Aktau, Astana[23]
Somon Air Dushanbe
Smartavia Samara[24]
Turkish Airlines Istanbul[25]
Ural Airlines Moscow–Domodedovo, Novosibirsk, Osh,[26] Tashkent, Yekaterinburg
Utair Astrakhan, Khanty-Mansiysk, Moscow–Vnukovo, Nizhnevartovsk, Saint Petersburg,[27] Sochi,[27] Surgut, Tyumen,[28] Volgograd
Uzbekistan Airways Namangan,[29] Tashkent
Wizz AirAbu Dhabi[30]
Yamal Airlines Moscow–Domodedovo
Seasonal: Nadym,[31] Novy Urengoy,[31] Noyabrsk[31]


Annual traffic

Annual Passenger Traffic[32]
Year Passengers % Change
2010 2,086,000 Steady
2011 2,511,000 Increase 20.4%
2012 2,599,100 Increase 03.5%
2013 2,853,394 Increase 09.8%
2014 3,421,000 Increase 19.9%
2015 3,128,248 Decrease 08.5%
2016 3,002,121 Decrease 04.0%
2017 3,498,126 Increase 16.5%
2018 4,173,000 Increase 19.3%

See also


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  5. ^ Basel Aero Archived 2014-02-26 at the Wayback Machine // Basic Element's official website
  6. ^ About Krasnodar International Airport// Basel Aero's official website
  7. ^ Пассажиропоток аэропорта Краснодар вырастет до 10 млн человек в год к 2030г.// RBC
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  14. ^ Авиакомпания Азимут открыла продажу авиабилетов на рейсы в Санкт-Петербург из Ростова и Краснодара. (in Russian). Azimuth. Retrieved 25 September 2017.
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  29. ^ "Uzbekistan Express Adds Namangan – Krasnodar in 1Q23". Aeroroutes. Retrieved 27 October 2022.
  30. ^ "Wizz Air Abu Dhabi полетит из Абу-Даби в Краснодар". 13 December 2021.
  31. ^ a b c Liu, Jim (23 April 2019). "Yamal Airlines expands Krasnodar network in S19". Routesonline. Retrieved 23 April 2019.
  32. ^ NEWS in Russian. "Пассажиропоток в аэропортах "Базэл Аэро" за 2017". /