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Tsentralny Airport

Аэропорт Центральный
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorSaratov Airlines
ServesSaratov
LocationSaratov, Russia
Elevation AMSL499 ft / 152 m
Coordinates51°33′54.00″N 046°02′48.00″E / 51.5650000°N 46.0466667°E / 51.5650000; 46.0466667Coordinates: 51°33′54.00″N 046°02′48.00″E / 51.5650000°N 46.0466667°E / 51.5650000; 46.0466667
Map
RTW
RTW
Location of airport in Saratov Oblast
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
12/30 7,284 2,220 Asphalt
Statistics (2016)
Passengers433,385

Saratov Tsentralny Airport (Russian: Аэропорт Центральный, Aeroport Centraľnyj) (IATA: RTW, ICAO: UWSS) is a defunct airport in Saratov. It was a federal-status[1] international airport located in Saratov's Kirovsky district. It served as the primary base for Saratov Airlines until May 2018. In 2016, the airport recorded total traffic of 433,385 passengers.[2] On 20 August 2019 Saratov Tsentralny Airport ceased all operations due to launch of new Saratov Gagarin Airport (now serves as a primary airport for Saratov and Saratov Oblast).

History

Saratov is home to a number of other aviation facilities: Dubki sports aerodrome, Saratov-Sokol military airbase, and Shumeika landing field.[3] Another facility, Saratov South Air Base, was closed in 2010.

On 30 May 2018, Russian Aviation Authority announced that Saratov Airlines has ceased operations due to its massive aviation law violation, found during the unplanned airline monitoring, that occurred after the plane crash in February. That brought a risk to the airport with many flights cancellations, because it is owned by the airline. It is the one of the 2 airlines operating out of the airport, the other one is Aeroflot, that also operated flights to and from Saratov. Nevertheless, after the airline ceased all operations, the airport continues to operate the only flights to Moscow by Aeroflot, increasing the frequency. The airport served its last flight on 20 August 2019, 5:00.

Former airlines and destinations

All flights were ceased on 20 August 2019.[4] As of July 2019 Saratov Tsentralny Airport served following destinations:[5]

AirlinesDestinations
Aeroflot Moscow–Sheremetyevo
Pegas Fly Moscow–Sheremetyevo, Saint Petersburg
Seasonal: Simferopol, Sochi
Seasonal charter: Antalya
RusLine Seasonal: Moscow-Vnukovo, Sochi[6]
S7 Airlines Moscow-Domodedovo
Utair Seasonal charter: Surgut

References

  1. ^ "List of Russian Federal Airports (in Russian)" (PDF).
  2. ^ "Объемы перевозок через аэропорты России". favt.ru. Retrieved 3 June 2017.
  3. ^ "ООО "АЭРОН"". aeronavia.ru (in Russian). Retrieved 3 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Открытие аэропорта "Гагарин" в Саратове намечено на 20 августа". ТАСС. 28 June 2019. Retrieved 26 July 2019.
  5. ^ "Расписание рейсов. Аэропорт "Саратов "Центральный"". saratovairlines.ru (in Russian). АО "Саратовские авиалинии". Retrieved 26 July 2019.
  6. ^ Liu, Jim (17 May 2019). "RusLine expands Adler/Sochi network in S19". Routesonline. Retrieved 17 May 2019.

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