Perm International Airport

Международный аэропорт Пермь
Summary
Airport typePublic/Military
OperatorNovaport
Russian Air Force
ServesPerm, Perm Krai, Russia
Elevation AMSL121 m / 397 ft
Coordinates57°54′52″N 056°01′16″E / 57.91444°N 56.02111°E / 57.91444; 56.02111Coordinates: 57°54′52″N 056°01′16″E / 57.91444°N 56.02111°E / 57.91444; 56.02111
Websitewww.aviaperm.ru
Map
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Location of the airport in Perm Krai
PEE
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Location of the airport in Russia
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Location of the airport in Europe
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
03/21 3,206 10,518 Asphalt
Statistics (2018)
Passengers1,519,617
Sources: Russian Federal Air Transport Agency (see also provisional 2018 statistics)[1]

Perm International Airport (Russian: Международный аэропорт Пермь) (IATA: PEE, ICAO: USPP) is an international airport located at Bolshoye Savino, 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) southwest of the city of Perm, Russia. It is the only airport in Perm Krai with scheduled commercial flights, and serves as Perm's main civilian airport, with bus and minibus services operating during the daytime to the city's main bus terminus.

Perm International is a joint civil-military airfield, hosting a small number of fighter and bomber planes of the Russian Air Force operated by the 764th Fighter Aviation Regiment, the only regiment of combat aviation in the 5th Air Army.[2]

History

Defunct old terminal
Defunct old terminal

Perm International Airport was first constructed in 1952 as Bolshoye Savino Airport under the personal control of Field Marshal Georgy Zhukov, a national hero in the Soviet Union for his actions as a commander during World War II. Zhukov was later exiled by Joseph Stalin after the war into the Urals to take command of the Ural Military District, constructing the airfield for the Soviet Air Force in the village of Bolshoye Savino, on the outskirts of the city of Perm.

On 1 May 1960, Boris Ajvazyan and Sergei Safronov, two pilots of the 764th Fighter Aviation Regiment involved in the interception of the United States U-2 spy aircraft, were stationed at Bolshoye Savino. During the incident, Safronov was accidentally killed by friendly fire while piloting his MiG-19, which had been scrambled to intercept the U-2 piloted by Gary Powers. A Soviet SAM site fired a salvo of S-75 Dvina missiles at the U-2, downing it, but the strike was mistakenly read to be a miss. Another salvo was fired, however, Safronov was accidentally targeted due to his plane having outdated IFF codes.[3]

In 1965, Bolshoye Savino became the main civilian airport for Perm, replacing the nearby Bakharevka Airport. It was re-purposed as a joint civil-military airport, and began servicing medium-sized airliners with 39 parking spots, a terminal and a cargo area. During the Cold War, the airfield operated up to 38 MiG-25 interceptors, with a number of Yak-25, and Yak-28 aircraft and received modern MiG-31s in 1991.[4] In 2002, the runway was lengthened from 2,500 to 3,200 meters.

Reconstruction and new terminal

Apron view
Apron view

Phase 1

In 2012, with increasing traffic and the need for regional flights, the government started making plans for an improvement project that would include a new passenger terminal with an annual capacity of 2 million passengers by 2020, as well as other minor improvements. Further expansion by 2035 was going to include doubling the floor area of the terminal, as well as building multi-level car parks, office space, hotels, a shopping mall and an aircraft hangar. Perm citizens have chosen to retain the name "Bolshoye Savino", for the new terminal.[5]

The new terminal was officially opened on 30 November 2017.[6] International flights are currently served by the old terminal.[7] First international flights expected to be launched in March 2018.[8]

Phase 2

Currently, the boarding on the aircraft is done by apron buses, but jet bridges are planned to be installed. This phase was scheduled to be finished in 2019, but due to heavy rains during spring and summer, there is a delay in construction process.[9][10]

Airlines and destinations

AirlinesDestinations
Aeroflot Moscow–Sheremetyevo
Azimuth Krasnodar,[11] Rostov-on-Don[12]
Azur Air Antalya, Dubai–International
flydubai Dubai–International[13]
Komiaviatrans Syktyvkar
Nordwind Airlines Antalya, Istanbul, Kaliningrad, Moscow–Sheremetyevo, Yerevan
Seasonal charter: Phuket
Pegas Fly Kaliningrad, Yerevan
Pobeda Istanbul, Moscow–Sheremetyevo,[14] Moscow–Vnukovo, Saint Petersburg[15]
Seasonal: Sochi
Red Wings Airlines Antalya, Murmansk, Omsk
Rossiya Saint Petersburg
Seasonal: Sochi
Royal FlightAntalya
Seasonal charter: Dubai-International, Goa
S7 AirlinesMoscow–Domodedovo, Novosibirsk[16]
Ural Airlines Antalya, Baku, Moscow–Zhukovsky[17]
UtairKogalym, Moscow–Vnukovo, Surgut, Volgograd
UVT Aero Kaliningrad, Kazan, Naryan-Mar, Nizhnevartovsk, Novy Urengoy, Orenburg, Samara

Accidents

See also

References

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  2. ^ Piotr Butowsky. Force Report:Russian Air Force, Air Forces Monthly, July 2007.
  3. ^ "I Have Brought Down Major Powers (Russian)". Combatavia.Info.
  4. ^ "Aviatsiya PVO". Aviabaza KPOI.
  5. ^ "Пермяки выбрали название для нового аэропорта". aif.ru. 21 November 2017.
  6. ^ "Новый терминал пермского аэропорта откроют на день раньше". aex.ru. 23 November 2017.
  7. ^ "Новый терминал аэропорта "Пермь" не сможет принимать международные рейсы". rbc.ru. 3 November 2017.
  8. ^ "До конца весны новый терминал пермского аэропорта будет принимать только внутренние рейсы". 59.ru. 28 November 2017.
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  11. ^ Liu, Jim (23 April 2019). "AZIMUTH schedules domestic new routes in S19". Routesonline. Retrieved 23 April 2019.
  12. ^ "Авиакомпания "Азимут" запустит новый рейс из Ростова-на-Дону в Пермь". cityreporter.ru. 1 October 2018.
  13. ^ "Flydubai grows its network to more than 80 destinations". businesstraveller.com. 5 May 2021.
  14. ^ "В Шереметьево празднуют "Победу"". kommersant. 8 February 2021.
  15. ^ ""Победа" запускает прямые рейсы из Перми в Санкт-Петербург". Properm.ru. Городской портал Перми. 16 July 2019. Retrieved 19 July 2019.
  16. ^ "Russia, Perm, Bolshoye Savino (PEE) → Russia, Novosibirsk, Tolmachevo (OVB)". S7.ru. S7 Airlines. Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  17. ^ Liu, Jim (8 October 2020). "Ural Airlines adds new domestic routes from Moscow Zhukovsky in late-Oct 2020". Routesonline.
  18. ^ "14 September 2008 Archived 18 September 2008 at the Wayback Machine." Aeroflot. Accessed 14 September 2008.
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  20. ^ Russian Plane Crashes, Killing 88

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