Orsk Airport

Аэропорт Орск
Airport typePublic
OperatorFSUE "Orenburg Airlines"
LocationOrsk, Russia
Elevation AMSL909 ft / 277 m
Coordinates51°4′18″N 058°35′48″E / 51.07167°N 58.59667°E / 51.07167; 58.59667
OSW is located in Orenburg Oblast
Location of airport in Orenburg Oblast
Direction Length Surface
m ft
07/25 2,911 9,550

Orsk Airport (Russian: Аэропорт Орск) (IATA: OSW, ICAO: UWOR) is an international airport[1] in Russia located 16 km (10 mi) south of Orsk. It services medium-sized airliners. The terminal building is located around 3 km from the border to Kazakhstan, with some equipment located in Kazakhstan.


The airport was established in 1958.[2]

On 9 April 1960 this was a refueling stop for Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-19 fighter jets from Sverdlovsk attempting to intercept one of Gary Powers' U-2 flights, however one of the MiG-19s crashed on approach to Orsk.[3]

The modern airport building was built in 1982 and the modern artificial runway was laid in 1987.[2]

The airport was the destination of Saratov Airlines Flight 703, which crashed killing 71 people in February 2018.[4]

Airlines and destinations

Nordwind Airlines Seosanal: Moscow–Sheremetyevo


  1. ^ Russian Federation Government Regulation # 726-r
  2. ^ a b "ORENAIR". 2008-08-15. Archived from the original on 2008-08-15. Retrieved 2018-02-12.
  3. ^ Gordon, Yefim (2004). Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-19: The Soviet Union's First Production Supersonic Fighter. Aerofax. ISBN 1857801490.
  4. ^ "RA-61704 Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Archived from the original on 11 February 2018. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  5. ^ Liu, Jim (14 April 2020). "Aeroflot resumes 3 domestic routes from June 2020". Routesonline. Retrieved 14 April 2020.