Petrozavodsk Airport

Petroskoin Lendoazema

Аэропорт Петрозаводск
Summary
Airport typeCivil/military
OperatorMinistry of Economic Development of the Republic of Karelia
ServesPetrozavodsk
LocationBesovets, Russia
Elevation AMSL151 ft / 46 m
Coordinates61°53′6″N 034°9′24″E / 61.88500°N 34.15667°E / 61.88500; 34.15667
Websitekarelavia.ru
Runways
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 Fighter Aviation Regiment (159 IAP) transferred in from Poland, having left the 4th Air Army.[1] It flies the Sukhoi Su-27 aircraft and is now part of the 54th Air Defence Corps, 6th Air and Air Defence Forces Army.

Airlines and destinations

Passenger

AirlinesDestinations
Pobeda Moscow–Vnukovo
RusLine Kaliningrad
Severstal Air Company Anapa,[2] Arkhangelsk, Cherepovets, Helsinki,[3] Sochi[2]
Seasonal: Simferopol[2]

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.[4]

References

  1. ^ Hans Nijhuis and Robert Senkowski, 'Farewell Poland!,' Air International, January 1993
  2. ^ a b c Liu, Jim (17 May 2019). "Severstal Aircompany expands Kirovsk / Petrozavodsk network in S19". Routesonline. Retrieved 17 May 2019.
  3. ^ Liu, Jim. "Severstal Aircompany resumes Petrozavodsk – Helsinki from May 2020". Routesonline. Retrieved 20 January 2020.
  4. ^ "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.