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Kursk Vostochny Airport

Аэропорт Курск-Восточный
Airport typeCivilian, Military
OwnerRussian Aerospace Forces
Operator6th Air and Air Defence Forces Army
LocationKursk, Kursk Oblast, Russia
Elevation AMSL686 ft / 209 m
Coordinates51°45′6″N 36°17′48″E / 51.75167°N 36.29667°E / 51.75167; 36.29667
Kursk Vostochny is located in Kursk Oblast
Kursk Vostochny
Kursk Vostochny
Shown within Kursk Oblast, Russia
Kursk Vostochny is located in Russia
Kursk Vostochny
Kursk Vostochny
Kursk Vostochny (Russia)
Direction Length Surface
m ft
12/30 2,500 8,202 Concrete

Kursk Vostochny Airport (Russian: Аэропорт Курск-Восточный) (IATA: URS, ICAO: UUOK),[1] also known as Khalino airbase, Kursk-Khalino, is an interceptor aircraft base in Kursk Oblast, Russia, with a single 2,500 m (8,200 ft) runway located 7 km east of Kursk. It has been used for many decades as a military airbase and has had periods of time when it was also utilized as a commercial airport. It is located 4 miles northeast of Kursk and is considered a medium-sized base, with several alert pads. A civilian tarmac is located on the southern side of the airfield, which utilizes the common runway facilities.


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Khalino airbase was home to:

All commercial flight activity at the airport was banned by Russian authorities at the start of the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, starting at 03:45 on 24 February 2022. [7]

Russian invasion of Ukraine

On 6 December 2022 the airport’s oil storage caught fire.[8] The Kursk governor blamed the fire on a drone strike amid the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine.[8]

On 2 June 2023, Ukrainian sources reported several Su-34 combat aircraft located at the airport were damaged/destroyed, along with a single MiG-29 and a Pantsir-S1 air defense missile system. The information has not yet been verified independently.[9]

Airlines and destinations

RusLine provided limited scheduled commercial service to Moscow–Vnukovo as of 2018,[10] and to Saint Petersburg and Sochi as of 2019.[11] All commercial service at the airport was halted in February 2022 due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.[7]


Graphs are unavailable due to technical issues. There is more info on Phabricator and on MediaWiki.org.
Annual passenger traffic at UUOK airport. See Wikidata query.

See also


  1. ^ Airport Kursk (Vostochny)
  2. ^ "Aviatsiya PVO". Aviabaza KPOI.
  3. ^ Butowski, Pyotr (2004). Air Power Analysis: Russian Federation. AIRtime Publishing, Inc.
  4. ^ "Russian Air Force today - Russian Western Military District". Eastern Order of Battle. Retrieved 15 February 2022.
  5. ^ "14th Guards Leningradskiy Red Banner order of Kutuzov Fighter Aviation Regiment im. Zhdanov". Soviet Armed Forces 1945-1991. Retrieved 8 December 2022.
  6. ^ "Russian Air Force - Kursk/Vostochnyy (Khalino) (UUOK)". Scramble.nl. Retrieved 8 December 2022.
  7. ^ a b "Росавиация продлила закрытие аэропортов на юге России до 7 мая". newizv.ru (in Russian). Archived from the original on 2022-05-02. Retrieved 2022-05-02.
  8. ^ a b "Drone strikes oil tank at airfield in Russia's Kursk region". Reuters. 6 December 2022. Retrieved 6 December 2022.
  9. ^ "NOELREPORTS 🇪🇺 🇺🇦 (@NOELreports)". Nitter. Retrieved 2023-06-02.
  10. ^ Авиакомпания "РусЛайн" меняет аэропорт базирования в Москве. www.rusline.aero (in Russian). Airline "RusLine". Retrieved 19 March 2018.
  11. ^ ""РусЛайн" откроет рейсы из Курска в Сочи". Interfax-Tourism. 4 December 2019. Retrieved 4 December 2019.