Markovo Airport

Аэропорт Марково
Summary
Airport typePublic
ServesMarkovo, Chukotka Autonomous Okrug, Russia
Coordinates64°39′55″N 170°24′51″E / 64.66528°N 170.41417°E / 64.66528; 170.41417Coordinates: 64°39′55″N 170°24′51″E / 64.66528°N 170.41417°E / 64.66528; 170.41417
Maps

Chukotka Autonomous Okrug in Russia
KVM
KVM
Location of the airport in the Chukotka district
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
09/27 2,400 7,874 gravel
Sources: GCM[1] STV[2]

Markovo Airport (Russian: Аэропорт Марково) (IATA: KVM) is an airport located in Markovo, in the Chukotka autonomous district of Russia. Starting in the 1940s, Markovo was one of eight stops on the backbone Aeroflot passenger route from Moscow to Anadyr.[3]

Military history

By 1951, US intelligence reported that an airfield for Tupolev Tu-4 bombers was being constructed at Markovo.[4][5] However the Soviet Union chose instead to build several bomber staging bases along the northern coast, which could be better supplied by the Northern Sea Route. US intelligence continued to monitor Markovo as a possible Tupolev Tu-22M (Backfire) staging base as late as 1980.[6]

Airlines and destinations

AirlinesDestinations
Chukotavia Anadyr

References

  1. ^ Airport information for KVM at Great Circle Mapper.
  2. ^ Airport information for Markovo Airport at Transport Search website.
  3. ^ 1. AVIATION IN THE SOVIET ARCTIC 2. AIR ROUTES AND BASES, CIA-RDP82-00457R002300070002-1, January 27, 1949, Central Intelligence Agency, Washington, DC.
  4. ^ (SANITIZED)SOVIET WAR PREPARATIONS(SANITIZED), CIA-RDP83-00415R008900010003-9, September 4, 1951, Central Intelligence Agency, Washington, DC.
  5. ^ D/I USAF PROPOSED CHANGES TO INITIAL DRAFT OF SE-36, February 24, 1953, CIA-RDP79S01011A000800050003-4, Central Intelligence Agency, Washington, DC.
  6. ^ STRATEGIC ARMS LIMITATIONS RELATED ACTIVITIES SUMMARY REPORT (SANITIZED), June 1, 1980, CREST: CIA-RDP80T01355A000100140001-2, Central Intelligence Agency, Washington, DC.