Petrozavodsk Airport

Petroskoin Lendoazema

Аэропорт Петрозаводск
Airport Petrozavodsk Besovets 2020.jpg
Airport typeCivil/military
OperatorMinistry of Economic Development of the Republic of Karelia
LocationBesovets, Republic of Karelia, Russia
Elevation AMSL151 ft / 46 m
Coordinates61°53′6″N 034°9′24″E / 61.88500°N 34.15667°E / 61.88500; 34.15667
Petrozavodsk is located in Karelia
Shown within Republic of Karelia, Russia
Petrozavodsk is located in Russia
Petrozavodsk (Russia)
Direction Length Surface
m ft
01/19 2,500 8,202 Concrete

Petrozavodsk Airport (Russian: Аэропорт Петрозаводск, Karelian: Petroskoin lendoazema, Finnish: Petroskoin lentoasema; (IATA: PES, ICAO: ULPB); ex: Besovets, Petrozavodsk-2) is a joint civil-military airport in Russia located 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) northwest of Petrozavodsk in Besovets, Shuya Rural Settlement (municipality). It services small airliners. It is a minor airfield with 12 parking stands and a small amount of tarmac space.

The airfield has seen military use as an interceptor base. During the 1960s or 1970s, Sukhoi Su-15 aircraft were based at Besovets. During the 1970s it was home to the 991st Fighter Aviation Regiment (991 IAP), which flew Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-25 'Foxbat' aircraft. In 1992–93, the 159th Guards Fighter Aviation Regiment (159 IAP) transferred in from Poland, having left the 4th Air Army.[1] It now flies the Sukhoi Su-35S aircraft and is now part of the 105th Guards Mixed Aviation Division, 6th Air and Air Defence Forces Army.[2]

Airlines and destinations


Azimuth Mineralnye Vody, Sochi
Pobeda Moscow–Vnukovo
Severstal Air Company Cherepovets, Kaliningrad, Sochi
Ural Airlines Moscow-Domodedovo
UVT Aero Kazan

Accidents and incidents

On 20 June 2011, a RusAir Tupolev TU-134, Flight 9605, operating for RusLine, with 43 passengers and nine crew crash landed, broke up, and caught fire on a highway short of the runway 01 at Petrozavodsk Airport while en route from Moscow to Petrozavodsk, killing 47 people and leaving five survivors.[3]


  1. ^ Hans Nijhuis and Robert Senkowski, 'Farewell Poland!,' Air International, January 1993
  2. ^ "Russian Air Force today - Russian Southern Military District". Eastern Order of Battle. Retrieved 26 February 2022.
  3. ^ "Crash: Rusair T134 at Petrozavodsk on Jun 20th 2011, impacted road short of runway". The Aviation Herald. 20 June 2011. Archived from the original on 23 September 2015. Retrieved 21 June 2011.