Ulyanovsk Vostochny Airport
|Location||Ulyanovsk, Ulyanovsk Oblast, Russia|
|Hub for||Volga-Dnepr Airlines|
|Elevation AMSL||77 m / 253 ft|
Ulyanovsk Oblast in Russia
Location of the airport in the Ulyanovsk Oblast
Ulyanovsk Vostochny Airport (sometimes referred to as Ul'yanovsk or Ulyanovsk Northeast) (IATA: ULY, ICAO: UWLW) is an airport in Russia located 28 kilometres (17 mi) northeast of Ulyanovsk in Russia. Its runway is tied with Shigatse Peace Airport in China as the longest public use runway in the world with a length of 5,000 metres (16,000 ft). The runway is also the widest, with a total width of about 105 metres (344 ft). The airport also features a very long taxiway that connects to the local Aviastar plant. This airport is mainly a cargo airport. It was founded in 1983 as a test site for the neighbouring Aviastar plant. It is a base for Volga-Dnepr Airlines. Also located here is Aviastar-SP, the manufacturer of the Antonov An-124 and Tupolev Tu-204.
In March 2012, Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov offered Ulyanovsk Vostochny Airport for NATO use as a hub for non-lethal cargo and for ferrying personnel.
((cite web)): CS1 maint: unfit URL (link) Data current as of October 2006.