Ulyanovsk Vostochny Airport

Аэропорт Ульяновск-Восточный
Airport typePublic
LocationUlyanovsk, Ulyanovsk Oblast, Russia
Hub forVolga-Dnepr Airlines
Elevation AMSL77 m / 253 ft
Coordinates54°23′58″N 048°48′04″E / 54.39944°N 48.80111°E / 54.39944; 48.80111
Ulyanovsk Oblast in Russia
Ulyanovsk Oblast in Russia
ULY is located in Ulyanovsk Oblast
Location of the airport in the Ulyanovsk Oblast
Direction Length Surface
m ft
02/20 5,000 16,404 Reinforced Concrete
Sources: Russian AIP, WAD,[1] GCM,[2] STV[3]

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.

From 1995-98 the 235th Independent Military Transport Aviation Regiment was located on the field with Ilyushin Il-76 and Antonov An-22 aircraft.[4]

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.[5]

See also


  1. ^ "Airport information for UWLW". World Aero Data. Archived from the original on 2019-03-05.((cite web)): CS1 maint: unfit URL (link) Data current as of October 2006.
  2. ^ Airport information for UWLW at Great Circle Mapper.
  3. ^ Airport information for Ulyanovsk Vostochny Airport at Transport Search website.
  4. ^ http://www.ww2.dk/new/air%20force/regiment/tap/235vtap.htm
  5. ^ "Ulyanovsk will become a hub for NATO soldiers and cargo", en.Gazeta, March 15, 2012.