Kaluga (Grabtsevo) Airport

Kaluga (Grabtsevo) Airport (Russian: Аэропорт Калуга "Грабцево") (IATA: KLF, ICAO: UUBC) is an international airport, located 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) northeast of Kaluga, Russia.

Kaluga (Grabtsevo) Airport

Аэропорт Калуга (Грабцево)
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Teminal of Grabtsevo Airport (Kaluga, Russia) KLF UUBC (33977439235).jpg
International Airport Kaluga. 2015
Summary
Airport typePublic / private
OwnerMinistry for Economic Development of Region
OperatorJSC "International airport Kaluga"
LocationKaluga
Elevation AMSL666 ft / 203 m
Coordinates54°32′48″N 36°22′8″E / 54.54667°N 36.36889°E / 54.54667; 36.36889
Websiteklf.aero
Map
KLF is located in Kaluga Oblast
KLF
KLF
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
13/31 2,200 7,218 asphalt

The airport is currently (as of 11 November 2014) 100% owned by the Ministry for Economic Development of Kaluga Oblast.[1]

HistoryEdit

The airport was closed in 2001 due to lack of funding. In 2009 the ownership was transferred from the Russian federal government to the regional government.[2] Reconstruction of the terminal building and the runway began in 2012 after all planning had been completed. The first test flight had been accepted in the airport on 18 December 2014.[3]

The official opening was on 27 May 2015.[4]

Restricted area UU-R56 is located just southwest of the airfield over part of Kaluga town.

In 2008, news media announced that Volkswagen Rus OOO (the Russian subsidiary of the German automotive industry conglomerate and holding company Volkswagen Group) is ready to invest between 400 and 500 million rubles into the airport. Volkswagen Air Services charter flights to Braunschweig Airport near Wolfsburg, and Ruzyně Airport, Prague, are planned to start in 2015.[5]

Airlines and destinationsEdit

AirlinesDestinations
Azimuth Kaliningrad,[6] Krasnodar, Mineralnye Vody,[6] Rostov-on-Don,[6] Sochi, St. Petersburg,[7] Yerevan[8]
Nordwind Airlines[9] Seasonal charter: Antalya ,[9] Heraklion ,[9] Monastir [9]
Royal Flight Seasonal charter: Antalya[10]
RusLine Kazan,[11] Moscow–Vnukovo, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg
Seasonal: Anapa, Simferopol
S7 Airlines St. Petersburg[12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Горбатин, Вячеслав. "Кто собственник аэропорта Грабцево". www.gorbatin.su. Retrieved 29 March 2017.
  2. ^ Калужский аэропорт «Грабцево» может стать международным. www.informetr.ru (in Russian). Проект о недвижимости «Informetr». 25 December 2008. Retrieved 29 March 2017.
  3. ^ Варакса, Евгений (18 December 2014). "Первый самолёт приземлился в аэропорту "Калуга"". kp40.ru. Агентство «Комсомольская правда – Калуга. Retrieved 29 March 2017.
  4. ^ Ивьев, Дмитрий (13 May 2015). "Названы дата открытия аэропорта "Калуга" и направления полётов". kp40.ru. Агентство «Комсомольская правда – Калуга. Retrieved 29 March 2017.
  5. ^ Кореняко, Артём. "Аэропорт Калуги принял первый технический рейс". ATO.ru. "Авиатранспортное обозрение" (АТО). Retrieved 2 June 2015.
  6. ^ a b c Liu, Jim (23 April 2019). "AZIMUTH schedules domestic new routes in S19". Routesonline. Retrieved 23 April 2019.
  7. ^ Liu, Jim (22 August 2019). "AZIMUTH schedules new routes from late-Sep 2019". Routesonline. Retrieved 22 August 2019.
  8. ^ "Пресс-центр". klf.aero. Kaluga International Airport. Retrieved 25 October 2019.
  9. ^ a b c d "Flight Search". pegasys.pegast.ru.
  10. ^ "Авиакомпания Royal Flight откроет полеты из аэропорта "Калуга" в "Анталию"". www.aex.ru. Aviation Explorer. 22 April 2019. Retrieved 23 April 2019.
  11. ^ "Новое направление из Казани – рейсы в Калугу 2 раза в неделю". www.kazan.aero. International Airport Kazan. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  12. ^ "Schedule". S7.ru. S7 Airlines. Retrieved 16 March 2017.

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