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Ust-Ilimsk
Summary
Airport typePublic
LocationUst-Ilimsk
Elevation AMSL1,339 ft / 408 m
Coordinates58°8′0″N 102°33′24″E / 58.13333°N 102.55667°E / 58.13333; 102.55667
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
07/25 9,842 3,000 Concrete

Ust-Ilimsk Airport (IATA: UIK, ICAO: UIBS) is a large airport in Irkutsk Oblast, Russia located 17 km northwest of Ust-Ilimsk. It was a major regional facility capable of handling all sizes of airliners. The airport has a very large concrete apron with 500 x 200 M tarmac.

The airport was closed in 2001 due to bankruptcy, but reopened in 2013 for flights to Irkutsk. Because of the smaller aircraft needed for the short length of flight to that destination, the operational runway area was reduced to 1000 metres. On the airport location a module passenger building with security block and flight control center have been installed to enable ground operations which were not possible in the earlier-destroyed buildings.

History

Airport started off in 1980.

In 2002 airport was closed after its debts reached 40 million rubles. In 2005 airport went into bankruptcy.[1] All airport infrastructure was destroyed. Rebuilding will require much money. Part of the property was sold during bankruptcy, and part was given to Ust-Ilimsk city. Security was absent since 2002, all other property was stolen.
Reanimation of airport was discussed a lot of times by Moscow companies, Lufthansa. But the companies declined.

On August 13, 2013 flights to Irkutsk resumed and the airport's eleven-year dormancy ended.

Airlines and destinations

AirlinesDestinations
PANH Irkutsk, Ulan-Ude[2]
SiLA Irkutsk (begins 3 January 2024)[3]

References

  1. ^ Аэропорт в Усть-Илимске «вылетел в трубу» / Газета «Восточно-Сибирская правда»
  2. ^ "Расписание полётов из Улан-Удэ". Airport Baikal. 3 May 2014. Retrieved 3 May 2014.
  3. ^ "Авиакомпания «СиЛА» открыла продажу билетов из Иркутска в Усть-Илимск и Казачинское". www.irk.ru. Твой Иркутск. 18 December 2023. Retrieved 18 December 2023.