Minsk-1 Airport

Аэрапорт Мінск-1

Аэропорт Минск-1
Summary
Airport typePublic (Closed)
ServesMinsk
LocationMinsk, Belarus
Closed23 December 2015 (2015-12-23)
Elevation AMSL748 ft / 228 m
Coordinates53°51′52″N 27°32′23″E / 53.86444°N 27.53972°E / 53.86444; 27.53972Coordinates: 53°51′52″N 27°32′23″E / 53.86444°N 27.53972°E / 53.86444; 27.53972
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
12/30 6,562 2,000 Asphalt (Closed)

Minsk-1 Airport (IATA: MHP, ICAO: UMMM) was[1] a Belarusian airport located within the city limits of Minsk, just a few kilometres south from the centre.

History

Minsk-1 was built in 1933. It was the major airport of Minsk until the new airport Minsk-2, now named Minsk National Airport, opened in 1982.

In February 2006 a decision was made to transfer a Minsk aircraft repair plant situated on the Minsk-1 territory out of the city line. 320 ha[clarification needed] of freed land will be transferred to the city authorities for real estate development. Commercial flights were scheduled until 26 October 2012 when flights to Moscow-Vnukovo operated by UTair Aviation moved to the larger Minsk National Airport.[2][3]

The airport officially shut down on 23 December 2015.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b rusaviainsider.com - Belarusian airports see traffic growth in 2015 29 January 2016
  2. ^ Плохотниченко, Юрий (26 October 2012). "UTair меняет аэропорт в Минске". Travel.ru. Retrieved 26 October 2012.
  3. ^ "Международный "Аэропорт Минск-1"". Расписание полётов. Retrieved 24 February 2012.

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