Open main menu

Wikipedia β

Kazan International Airport

Kazan International Airport (Russian: Международный аэропорт Казань, Tatar: Казан Халыкара Аэропорты / Qazan Xalıqara Aeroportı; IATA: KZN, ICAO: UWKD) is an airport located in Tatarstan, Russia, around 25 km southeast of Kazan. It is the largest airport in Tatarstan, and the 15th busiest airport in Russia. Kazan Airport served nearly 3.8 million citizens of the region[when?].

Kazan International Airport
Казан Халыкара Аэропорты
Qazan Xalıqara Aeroportı

Международный аэропорт Казань
Kazan Airport logo.png
Summary
Airport type International
Owner Kazan International Airport
Operator JSC "Kazan International Airport"
Serves Kazan, Russia
Hub for UVT Aero
Elevation AMSL 413 ft / 126 m
Coordinates 55°36′24″N 049°16′54″E / 55.60667°N 49.28167°E / 55.60667; 49.28167Coordinates: 55°36′24″N 049°16′54″E / 55.60667°N 49.28167°E / 55.60667; 49.28167
Website www.kazan.aero
Map
KZN is located in Tatarstan
KZN
KZN
Location of airport in Tatarstan
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
11L/29R 12,218 3,724 Concrete
Statistics (2014)
Passengers Increase 1,942,408
Time zone UTC +4
Operating time 7.00-24.00, all year
Most popular international flight Istanbul, Turkey

Contents

HistoryEdit

 
Inside Kazan Airport, departure hall

On 15 September 1979, Kazan 2 was completed. On 28 September 1984, Kazan 1 (located inside the city) was shut down, and Kazan 2 was renamed to Kazan Domestic Airport. On 21 February 1986, Kazan Airport gained international rank. This was a drastic announcement, because the USSR Council of Ministers only rarely allowed its citizens to fly out of the USSR.

In 1991, after the fall of the Soviet Union, the Tatarstan region separated from USSR's single Aeroflot airline and created Tatarstan Airlines. This airline didn't gain an efficient amount of investments in its 22 years of service, and its operating license was officially terminated on 31 December 2013.[1]

On 26 October 1992, Kazan got its first international regular flight: Kazan - Istanbul - Kazan. This flight was (and still is) operated by Turkish Airlines and 145 annual trips are made to and from Istanbul, making it the most popular international route.

In 2008, Tatarstan's president, Mintimer Shaimiev, after winning the bid for the 2013 Universiade Olympic Games, began creating a set of major reform projects of Kazan. Apart from repairing the streets, bringing in investments, integrating English language and improving the bus route system in Kazan, Shaimiev also began to completely redesign Kazan's airport. He designed the blueprints for Terminal 1A, and planned out the complete refining of the airport between 2008-2025. Shaimiev's successor and today's president of Tatarstan, Rustam Minnikhanov, used the blueprints, which were made in 2009, to begin the construction of Terminal 1A and a complete redesign of Terminal 1 (essentially also a new reconstruction).

First, a new 3700 meter runway was built, and edge lights were added on both of the runways. This made it possible for the airport to operate 24/7. In 2012, a new airport fire station was built. In 2012 the construction of Terminal 1A began. Later that year, Terminal 1 began its own renovation. Terminal 1A was officially opened on 7 November 2012. Terminal 1 finished renovations on 22 June 2013.

Today, the new airport has more than 30 check-in slots and seven conveyor belts. It has three separate duty-free shops, selling merchandise such as alcohol, cigars and cigarettes, chocolates. It offers popular brands such as Costa Coffee. The airport can sustain around three million passengers. Further expansions and the creation of Terminal 2 will occur before the FIFA 2018 World Cup.

Following the Skytrax Airport and Airline Awards, Kazan Airport was nominated for 4 stars in 2014, and was called Russia's and CIS's best airport.

Airlines and destinationsEdit

StatisticsEdit

Passenger statisticsEdit

2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
  309,900   393,600   445,700   616,400   751,500   675,700   958,500   1,227,000   1,487,000   1,847,000   1,942,408

Arrivals and departuresEdit

2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
  4,831   6,192   6,601   7,946   8,238   6,898   9,549   11,210   20,475   29,783

Cargo handledEdit

2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
  2,078   4,384   4,456   5,321   2,744   2,936   3,834   6,014   7,212

Other facilitiesEdit

Tatarstan Airlines had its head office on the airport property.[21][22]

Accidents and incidentsEdit

On 17 November 2013, Tatarstan Airlines Flight 363, a Boeing 737-500, operating for Tatarstan Airlines, crashed while attempting to land at the airport. All 44 passengers and 6 crew members died.[23] Investigations revealed the pilot had not completed his primary flight training, a revelation which then led the Russia's Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsiya) to revoke hundreds of pilots' licenses.[24]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ak Bars Aero wins Volga contract; to absorb Tatarstan Air's assets". Ch-aviation.ch. 27 December 2013. Retrieved 9 May 2017. 
  2. ^ http://www.airport.kazan.ru/files/dep_arr092011.pdf Kazan International Airport. Flights schedule for September 2011
  3. ^ "Все рейсы в казанском аэропорту перенесены в терминал 1А. Старый закрыт на реконструкцию". БИЗНЕС Online. 10 December 2012. Retrieved 10 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "AirBaltic begins flights between Riga and Kazan". Rbth.com. 27 April 2017. Retrieved 9 May 2017. 
  5. ^ "Azerbaijan Airlines Launches Low-cost AZALJet Service from late-March 2016". airlineroute. 
  6. ^ a b "Еще один авиаперевозчик заступает на популярный маршрут Казань-Гоа". International Airport Kazan. Retrieved 23 November 2015. 
  7. ^ "Buta Airways preliminary operation from Sep 2017". routesonline.com. 5 July 2017. Retrieved 10 July 2017. 
  8. ^ L, J (3 February 2016). "CSA Czech Airlines Adds Kazan Service from late-April 2016". Airline Route. Retrieved 3 February 2016. 
  9. ^ "Открыты продажи билетов на рейс Казань-Прага авиакомпании Czech Airlines". International Airport Kazan. Retrieved 2 February 2016. 
  10. ^ "Расписание движения самолетов в аэропорту г.Пенза". Аэропорт г. Пенза. Retrieved 27 March 2013. 
  11. ^ Liu, Jim (26 May 2017). "Georgian Airways adds Kazan route from June 2017". Routesonline. Retrieved 26 May 2017. 
  12. ^ Liu, Jim. "Nordavia expands St. Petersburg network in S17". Routesonline. Retrieved 6 April 2017. 
  13. ^ http://airlineroute.net/2015/07/20/7r-svx-jul15/
  14. ^ "Russia, Novosibirsk, Tolmachevo (OVB)SwapRussia, Kazan (KZN)". S7.ru. S7 Airlines. Retrieved 14 September 2017. 
  15. ^ "SCAT открывает рейс из Астаны в Казань". LS — ФИНАНСОВОЕ АГЕНТСТВО. 15 June 2015. Retrieved 1 July 2015. 
  16. ^ http://airlineroute.net/2015/10/08/ut-kzn-w15/
  17. ^ http://www.utair.ru/en/news/16099369.html
  18. ^ a b "UVT AERO ЗАПУСКАЕТ РЕЙСЫ В ХАНТЫ-МАНСИЙСК, КРАСНОДАР И НИЖНЕВАРТОВСК". Татарстан. 29 December 2015. Retrieved 4 January 2016. 
  19. ^ "ЮВТ АЭРО открывает рейсы Пермь - Казань и Пермь - Ханты-Мансийск". Коммерсантъ. 23 December 2015. Retrieved 23 December 2015. 
  20. ^ "Открываем полеты из Казани в Салехард". UVT Aero. Retrieved 3 March 2016. 
  21. ^ "Головной офис." Tatarstan Airlines. Retrieved on 28 October 2010. "420144, Россия, Татарстан, г. Казань, Аэропорт"
  22. ^ "World Airline Directory." Flight International. 23–29 March 1994. 122. "Head office: Kazan Airport, Tatarstan 420017, Russia"
  23. ^ Simon Hradecky (17 November 2013). "Crash: Tatarstan B735 at Kazan on Nov 17th 2013, crashed on go-around". Avherald.com. Retrieved 9 May 2017. 
  24. ^ Mark Hubert (9 May 2017). "Russian Pilots Protesting Mass License Revocations". Ainonline.com. Retrieved 9 May 2017. 

External linksEdit