Emperor Nicholas II Murmansk Airport

Аэропорт Мурманска им. Николая II
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Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorJSC "Airport Murmansk"
ServesMurmansk, Russia
LocationMurmashi, Russia
Coordinates68°47′01.68″N 032°45′21.41″E / 68.7838000°N 32.7559472°E / 68.7838000; 32.7559472Coordinates: 68°47′01.68″N 032°45′21.41″E / 68.7838000°N 32.7559472°E / 68.7838000; 32.7559472
Websiteairport-murmansk.ru
Map
MMK is located in Murmansk Oblast
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Location of the airport in Murmansk Oblast
MMK is located in European Russia
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Location of the airport in Russia
MMK is located in Europe
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Location of the airport in Europe
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
13/31 8,202 2,500 Paved
Statistics (2018)
Passengers938,022
Sources: Russian Federal Air Transport Agency (see also provisional 2018 statistics)[1]

Emperor Nicholas II Murmansk Airport (Russian: Аэропо́рт Му́рманска им. Николая II or Аэропорт Мурмаши; IATA: MMK, ICAO: ULMM) is an international airport serving the city Murmansk in Russia. It is located near the town of Murmashi in Murmansk's southern suburbs, 24 kilometres (15 mi) outside the city centre. It serves as the airline hub for Smartavia.

As of 2019, it is the 31st busiest airport in Russia and 53st busiest airport in the former USSR. The airport served 763,668 passengers in 2016, an increase of 1.65% from 2015. In 2017 it served 845,928 passengers, an increase of 10.8% from 2016.[2]

History

Previously, the airfield had military significance and was called Murmashi airfield. During the Soviet-Finnish war, the Soviet 147th fighter aviation regiment, provided with Polikarpov I-15 bis, I-16 and I-153 aircraft, was based at the airfield. After the German invasion of USSR, the 147th fighter aviation regiment performed tasks to cover Murmansk and the Kirov railway from German air raids. From July 1941, the regiment received MiG-3 aircraft, which it used until the spring of 1942. In mid-July 1941, the regiment included four MiG-3s designed to intercept enemy bombers and by the end of the month received 17 MiG-3s. In January 1942, the regiment received P-40 Tomahawk aircraft. The regiment was based at the airfield until the spring of 1945.

In November 2015, Novaport bought out the Murmansk Airport from its former owner, Gazprom Oil, with the aim to develop flights from the low-cost airline Pobeda to the airport.[3]

Terminals

Passenger terminal

Interior of Murmansk airport
Interior of Murmansk airport

On the ground floor of the only passenger terminal there are check-in counters, waiting room, international zone, cafes and souvenir shops. On the second floor there is a cafe, a Duty-free shop, airline representative offices and souvenir shops. The Duty-free store is located only in the international zone. The arrival zones are located on the first floors — in the right ("arrival hall B") and left ("arrival hall A") wings of the building. There is also a hall for VIP guests, where inspection and check-in takes place separately from other passengers.

Cargo terminal

The cargo terminal with an area of 400 m² is located on a fenced territory, in the area under responsibility for transport security.

Airlines and destinations

AirlinesDestinations
Aeroflot Moscow–Sheremetyevo,[4] Simferopol, Sochi
Azimuth Krasnodar[5]
Azur Air Seasonal charter: Antalya[6]
Nordwind Airlines Seasonal charter: Antalya[6]
Pobeda Moscow–Vnukovo[7][8]
Pegas Fly Nizhny Novgorod
Red Wings Airlines Chelyabinsk, Perm
Rossiya Saint Petersburg
S7 AirlinesMoscow–Domodedovo[9]
Severstal Air Company Arkhangelsk, Cherepovets
Smartavia Saint Petersburg
Seasonal: Anapa, Kaliningrad, Moscow–Domodedovo, Simferopol, Sochi

Statistics

2005 2006 2007 2008[10] 2009[11] 2010 2012[12] 2013 2014 2015 2016[13] 2017[14] 2018[15] 2019
Passengers 403,828 378,171 545,073 614,110 667,065 751,258 763,679 845,928 938,023 1,029,661
Mail and cargo (in tons) 1,485 1,355 2,366

Accidents and incidents

On 11 November 1965, Aeroflot Flight 99 crashed while on approach to Murmansk Airport. 32 of the 64 passengers and crew on board were killed in the accident.[16]

In popular culture

In the novel The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul by Douglas Adams, it is stated that Murmansk Airport is the only airport that is not full of tired, cross people who have found that their luggage is in Murmansk Airport. The airport also briefly serves as a location in the Alex Rider novel Skeleton Key by Anthony Horowitz.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Объемы перевозок через аэропорты России" [Transportation volumes at Russian airports]. favt.ru (in Russian). Federal Air Transport Agency. Retrieved 23 October 2018.
  2. ^ Объемы перевозок через аэропорты России за январь-декабрь 2015-2016 гг [Traffic volume at Russian airports in January–December 2015-2016] (PDF) (Report) (in Russian). Moscow: Federal Air Transport Agency. p. 3. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Novaport intends to take full control of Murmansk Airport". Rusaviainsider.com. 20 November 2015. Retrieved 9 May 2017.
  4. ^ L, J (24 April 2014). "AEROFLOT Plans Moscow – Arkhangelsk / Murmansk Service from Jan 2015". Airline Route. Retrieved 24 April 2014.
  5. ^ Liu, Jim. "Azimuth schedules additional domestic routes from mid-Sep 2020". Routesonline. Retrieved 2 October 2020.
  6. ^ a b "Первый чартер из Мурманска в Анталию полетит в апреле". Информационное агентство «Би-порт». 6 February 2020. Retrieved 6 February 2020.
  7. ^ Плохотниченко, Юрий (31 July 2019). ""Победа" будет летать из Москвы в Мурманск". Travel.ru (in Russian). Retrieved 31 July 2019.
  8. ^ Liu, Jim (15 August 2019). "Pobeda adds Murmansk service in W19". Routesonline. Retrieved 15 August 2019.
  9. ^ Liu, Jim (13 July 2017). "S7 Airlines adds Moscow – Murmansk service from Aug 2017". Routesonline. Retrieved 15 July 2017.
  10. ^ "6".
  11. ^ "Аэропорт "Мурманск" в 2009 г. сократил пассажиропоток на 14% // АвиаПорт.Ru". АвиаПорт.Ru. Retrieved 2015-10-18.
  12. ^ "8". 15 May 2013.
  13. ^ "Объемы перевозок через аэропорты России за январь-декабрь 2015-2016 гг" (PDF). Росавиация. Retrieved 2018-01-16.
  14. ^ "Объемы перевозок через аэропорты России за январь-декабрь 2016-2017 гг" (PDF). Росавиация. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2018-03-28. Retrieved 2018-03-28.
  15. ^ "Пассажиропоток мурманского аэропорта вырос почти на 11% в 2018 году" (in Russian) (Агентство «АвиаПорт» ed.). January 2019. Archived from the original on 2019-01-12. 11
  16. ^ Aeroflot Flight 99 at Aviation Safety Network