Kyzyl International Airport

Международный Аэропорт Кызыл
Kyzyl avia.jpg
Airport typePublic
OperatorFSUE "Tuva Airlines"
LocationKyzyl, Russia
Hub for
  • Ayana
Coordinates51°40′33.86″N 94°24′18.54″E / 51.6760722°N 94.4051500°E / 51.6760722; 94.4051500Coordinates: 51°40′33.86″N 94°24′18.54″E / 51.6760722°N 94.4051500°E / 51.6760722; 94.4051500
KYZ is located in Tuva Republic
Location of airport in Tuva Republic
Direction Length Surface
ft m
05/23 8,858 2,700 Concrete
14/32 4,265 1,300 Concrete

Kyzyl Airport (Russian: Аэропорт Кызыл) (IATA: KYZ, ICAO: UNKY) serves Kyzyl, the capital of the Tyva Republic (Tuva) in the Russian Federation. The airport is located 6 km southwest of the city center.


The government of Russia plans to renovate the airport, either by itself or in partnership with another agency. A runway extension is planned, so the airport may accept larger aircraft flying to and from Moscow and Saint Petersburg; or for technical stops for flights from China, Mongolia, Kazakhstan and other Asian countries operating to the western part of Russia or elsewhere in Europe.[1] The runway reconstruction officially ended on 13 February 2018, with ATR 42-500 of NordStar arriving from Krasnoyarsk-Yemelyanovo. Currently, the airport plans to become international in 2018, to commence various flights to PRC (Beijing and Ürümqi) and Mongolia (Ulaanbaatar).[2]

On 5 September 2019, Kyzyl Airport received the allowance for international flights.[3]

Airlines and destinations

Ayana Airlines Abakan,[4] Krasnoyarsk–Cheremshanka, Nizhneangarsk, Novosibirsk,[5] Ulan-Ude[6]
IrAeroIrkutsk, Moscow–Domodedovo[7]
Nordstar AirlinesKrasnoyarsk–Yemelyanovo, Novosibirsk


Annual Traffic

Annual Passenger Traffic[8]

Year Passengers % Change
2014 24,099
2015 29,367 Increase +17,9
2016 33,651 Increase +12,7
2017 24,786 Decrease -35,8

Ground transportation

Bus routes #1 and #1A go to the city.


  1. ^ "Большие надежды малой авиации Тувы". 15 April 2015. Retrieved 19 March 2015.
  2. ^ "Власти Тувы намерены добиться внесения аэропорта «Кызыл» в перечень международных в 2018 году". Government of Tuva. 8 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Аэропорт Кызыла откроют для международных рейсов". RIA News. 5 September 2019.
  4. ^ ""Возобновилось авианаправление Новосибирск-Абакан-Кызыл"". Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  5. ^ ""Возобновилось авианаправление Новосибирск-Абакан-Кызыл"". Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  6. ^ ""Новый рейс на Дальний Восток"". 2 August 2017. Archived from the original on 5 August 2017. Retrieved 2 August 2017.
  7. ^ "IrAero adds Moscow – Kyzyl routes in Dec 2018". 31 December 2018.
  8. ^ "Пассажиропоток аэропорта".