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Krasnoyarsk International Airport

Krasnoyarsk International Airport (Russian: Международный аэропорт Красноярск) (IATA: KJA, ICAO: UNKL), is a major airport in Krasnoyarsk Territory, Russia, 27 kilometres (17 mi) northwest of Krasnoyarsk.[2] As of December 2017, it was the 14th biggest in Russia in passenger traffic.

Krasnoyarsk International Airport

Международный аэропорт Красноярск
Logo Krasnoyarsk eng1.png
Аэропорт Красноярск.jpg
Airport typePublic
ServesKrasnoyarsk, Russia
Hub for
Focus city for
Elevation AMSL942 ft / 287 m
Coordinates56°10′18″N 092°29′36″E / 56.17167°N 92.49333°E / 56.17167; 92.49333Coordinates: 56°10′18″N 092°29′36″E / 56.17167°N 92.49333°E / 56.17167; 92.49333
KJA is located in Krasnoyarsk Krai
Location of airport in Krasnoyarsk territory
Direction Length Surface
m ft
11/29 3,700 12,139 Concrete
Statistics (2018)
Passengers2,587,734 Increase
Cargo16,800 tonnes
Source: Krasnoyarsk International Airport[1]


Currently inactive, old terminal 1
Currently inactive terminal 2

Construction of the airport started in 1970. It opened for operations in 1980.[citation needed]

In 2005, the airport launched Terminal 2 for handling transit and international passengers. By 2006, the old runway coating had been replaced by asphalt-concrete layer with reinforced polymeric netting.

In November 2007, it was announced that Lufthansa Cargo might switch its Asian refueling and distribution point from Astana, Kazakhstan to Krasnoyarsk (Yemelyanovo) International Airport, because Russia would no longer permit Lufthansa the use of its air space for their Europe to Asia flights unless they could sell fuel. In July 2008 Lufthansa stated that it would move its cargo logistics hub from Astana to Krasnoyarsk (Yemelyanovo) once the airport was brought up to ICAO safety standards.[3] The cargo terminal of Lufthansa Cargo in Krasnoyarsk (Yemelyanovo) airport was its second largest one after Frankfurt. However, in October 2016 Lufthansa Cargo switched all flights from Krasnoyarsk (Yemelyanovo) to another Siberian airport Tolmachevo (Novosibirsk) citing its better infrastructure and the ability to outsource certain services whereas in Krasnoyarsk the company “had to involve its own personnel and equipment”.[4] On the other hand, AirBridgeCargo Airlines switched its activities vice versa from Tolmachevo Airport to Yemelyanovo in January 2018.[5]

In 2008, the modern Arrivals Terminal with the capacity of 750 passengers per hour was opened. Also in 2008, the lighting facilities were reconstructed and the new hi-intensity lighting system was installed: the centerline lights and the touchdown zone lights.[2] In 2011, the airport handled over 1.6 million passengers, a 28% increase over 2010.[1]

In November 2017, the general director of the airport has announced that the airport will now be called Krasnoyarsk-International, instead of Krasnoyarsk-Yemelyanovo. It is unknown if the airport has as yet been officially renamed.[6]

Before 2019, RZD made a decision to construct a railway line to the airport, but due to escape of high ticket price and small train occupancy, this will not be an Aeroexpress route, this will be a simple commuter service. Nevertheless, the route will also serve cargo trains, to deliver air-cargo goods directly to Krasnoyarsk.[7][8][9]

In March 2019 Aeroflot signed an agreement with the government of the Krasnoyarsk region and Yemelyanovo Airport to create a local international hub. The project will start in 2020.[10]


Krasnoyarsk Yemelyanovo's location is an unusual case, as the airfield is located right next to a smaller airfield, Cheremshanka. The reason this is unusual and slightly problematic is that since Cheremshanka is right next to the airfield, it can be easily confused as being Yemelyanovo, and what adds to the location issue is the fact that both airfields share their runway bearings - 11/29 - with each other. This, as a result, makes the two airports look like one, which is especially problematic as the only way to distinguish the two is the runway lengths - Cheremshanka has a shorter runway than Yemelyanovo - and the fact that no taxiway connects the two airfields.


Inside the new terminal (check-in zone)
Apron view of new terminal 1

At present, the airport provides a full array of passenger handling services in all three terminals, including VIP services, a business lounge, baby/parent room, ATMs, shops, cafés, bars, a drugstore and a post office. Runway 29 is certified for ILS Category II operations.[2] The runway condition, the facilities and the technology of aircraft handling allows the airport to service more than 50 types of passenger and freighter aircraft, up to and including the Boeing 777, Boeing 767, Boeing 747, Airbus A330 family, McDonnell Douglas MD-11, Antonov An-124 and others.[2]

At Krasnoyarsk (Yemelyanovo) International Airport, the new terminal is under construction and currently the construction is planned to finish by November 2017. On 16 December, the airport plans to test the new passenger terminal and to commence operations also in December.[11] The terminal will have 6 air-bridges.[12]

On 8 December 2017, the new baggage system was tested at the airport, another testing opening is planned on 16 December. The airport opened officially on 26 December 2017, with the flight commencement on the next day, with NordStar Boeing 737-800 to Norilsk.[13][14][15]

On 16 March 2018, the air-bridges started working, by accepting the first flight from Moscow-Domodedovo of Globus Airlines GH73, that arrived at 18:50.[16][17]

The terminal currently serves domestic routes, which made terminal 1 to shut down the passenger service on 27 December. The international flights will shift in 2018 and then terminal 2 will shut down the service and the new terminal will be the only passenger terminal in the airport.

The re-construction of Terminal 1 is currently in process and it is planned to be changed in design, to easily integrate with the new terminal, and function. The old terminal will turn into a conference centre, to accept VIP flights more smoothly.[18]

Airlines and destinationsEdit


Aeroflot Beijing–Capital (begins 29 March 2020),[19] Igarka (begins 30 March 2020),[19] Irkutsk (begins 29 March 2020),[19] Moscow–Sheremetyevo, Norilsk (begins 29 March 2020),[19] Novosibirsk (begins 29 March 2020),[19] Omsk (begins 29 March 2020),[19] Simferopol (begins 30 March 2020),[19] Sochi (begins 29 March 2020),[19] Tomsk (begins 29 March 2020),[19] Yekaterinburg (begins 29 March 2020)[19]
Alrosa Krasnodar[20]
Angara Airlines Chita,[21] Irkutsk,[22] Mirny, Polyarny,[21] Talakan, Ulan-Ude[21]
Avia Traffic Company Bishkek, Osh
Azur Air Seasonal charter: Antalya, Nha Trang–Cam Ranh, Pattaya–U-Tapao, Phuket
IrAero Fergana,[23] Irkutsk, Manzhouli, Novosibirsk
Seasonal: Baku[24]
KrasAvia Khatanga, Mirny, Norilsk, Omsk, Talakan, Ufa
NordStar Baykit, Beijing–Capital, Igarka, Kemerovo, Khatanga, Kyzyl, Moscow–Domodedovo, Norilsk, Omsk,[21] Podkamennaya Tunguska, Severo-Eniseysk, Shijiazhuang, Sochi, Surgut,[21] Talakan, Tomsk, Tura, Turukhansk, Vanavara, Yekaterinburg
Seasonal: Anapa
Nordwind Airlines Moscow–Sheremetyevo
Seasonal: Baku, Simferopol
Seasonal charter: Antalya, Krasnodar
Pegas Fly Seasonal charter: Monastrir, Nha Trang–Cam Ranh, Pattaya–U-Tapao, Phuket
Pobeda Moscow–Vnukovo
Red Wings Airlines Seasonal: Sochi[25]
Rossiya Saint Petersburg
RusLine Beloyarsky,[21] Nadym,[26] Novy Urengoy,[21] Noyabrsk,[21] Yekaterinburg
S7 Airlines Beijing–Capital (ends 28 March 2020),[27] Beijing-Daxing (begins 29 March 2020),[27] Moscow–Domodedovo, Novosibirsk,[28] Vladivostok[29]
Seasonal: Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi
SiLA Gorno-Altaysk
Ural Airlines Dushanbe, Harbin, Khujand, Osh,[30] Yekaterinburg
UtairIrkutsk, Moscow–Vnukovo, Novosibirsk, Surgut, Tyumen
UVT Aero Chelyabinsk,[21] Kazan,[21] Omsk, Rostov-on-Don[21]
Uzbekistan AirwaysTashkent
Yakutia AirlinesNeryungri,[21] Yakutsk
Seasonal: Anapa
Yamal Airlines Irkutsk, Tyumen[31]
Seasonal charter: Igarka, Tomsk


AirBridgeCargo Airlines Amsterdam,[32] Beijing–Capital,[33] Frankfurt,[34] Leipzig/Halle,[35] Liège,[36] Milan–Malpensa,[37] Moscow–Sheremetyevo,[38] Paris-Charles de Gaulle[39] Shanghai–Pudong[40]
Aviastar-TU Riga[41]
CargoLogicAir London–Stansted


Annual trafficEdit

Annual Passenger Traffic[42]
Year Passengers % Change
2010 1,275,000  
2011 1,633,098   28%
2012 1,900,000   16.3%
2013 2,064,629   8.8%
2014 2,066,020   0.1%
2015 1,804,821   12.6%
2016 1,822,877   1%
2017 2,297,468   26%
2018 2,587,734   11.5%

Incidents and accidentsEdit

  • On 23 December 1984, Aeroflot Flight 3519 crashed at the airport during an emergency landing, killing all but one of the 111 people on board.[43]

See alsoEdit


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  2. ^ a b c d ""Yemelyanovo" - international airport". Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  3. ^ [1]
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  5. ^ "Аэропорт "Красноярск" заключил договор с компанией AirBridgeCargo". Континент Сибирь. Retrieved 25 June 2018.
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  7. ^ "Железную дорогу до аэропорта Емельяново проложат через Минино и Дрокино". 18 July 2017.
  8. ^ "К трапу по рельсам". 14 April 2017.
  9. ^ "Электричка в аэропорт всё-таки появится". 21 April 2017.
  10. ^ "Aeroflot signs agreement to create hub in Krasnoyarsk". Aeroflot. 1 March 2019.
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  12. ^ "Аэропорт Емельяново набирает волонтёров на тестирование нового терминала". 29 September 2017.
  13. ^ "Новый терминал аэропорта Емельяново откроют 26 декабря". 10 December 2017.
  14. ^ "Новый аэропорт в Красноярске откроют 26 декабря". 10 December 2017.
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  16. ^ "Аэропорт Красноярск запустил телетрапы". 19 March 2018.
  17. ^ "Телетрапы в аэропорту запустили на несколько дней раньше". 17 March 2018.
  18. ^ "На ремонт старого терминала красноярского аэропорта потратят 800 миллионов". 3 July 2018.
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  24. ^ 2017, UBM (UK) Ltd. "IrAero adds Azerbaijan service from June 2017". Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  25. ^ "Red Wings выходит на маршрут Красноярск - Сочи". Airlines Inform. 2 March 2019.
  26. ^ Liu, Jim. "RusLine adds new domestic routes in 4Q19". Routesonline. Retrieved 28 October 2019.
  27. ^ a b Liu, Jim (25 November 2019). "S7 Airlines Beijing service changes from late-March 2020". Routesonline. Retrieved 25 November 2019.
  28. ^ "Russia, Krasnoyarsk, Emelyanovo (KJA) <-> Russia, Novosibirsk, Tolmachevo (OVB)". S7 Airlines. Retrieved 9 February 2018.
  29. ^ Liu, Jim (15 July 2019). "S7 Airlines adds Vladivostok – Krasnoyarsk service from Oct 2019". Routesonline. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  30. ^ Liu, Jim. "Ural Airlines W19 Central Asia network additions as of 26AUG19". Routesonline. Retrieved 27 August 2019.
  31. ^ "Сегодня авиакомпания Ямал открывает прямой рейс Тюмень - Горно-Алтайск". ГТРК "Ямал". 18 January 2016. Retrieved 18 January 2016.
  32. ^ Flightera. "AirBridgeCargo flights from Krasnoyarsk (KJA) to Amsterdam (AMS)".
  33. ^ Flightera. "AirBridgeCargo flights from Krasnoyarsk (KJA) to Beijing (PEK)".
  34. ^ Flightera. "AirBridgeCargo flights from Krasnoyarsk (KJA) to Frankfurt (FRA)".
  35. ^ Flightera. "AirBridgeCargo flights from Krasnoyarsk (KJA) to Leipzig (LEJ)".
  36. ^ Flightera. "AirBridgeCargo flights from Krasnoyarsk (KJA) to Liege (LGG)".
  37. ^ Flightera. "AirBridgeCargo flights from Krasnoyarsk (KJA) to Milan (MXP)".
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  39. ^ Flightera. "AirBridgeCargo flights from Krasnoyarsk (KJA) to Paris (CDG)".
  40. ^ Flightera. "AirBridgeCargo flights from Krasnoyarsk (KJA) to Shanghai (PVG)".
  41. ^
  42. ^ PRESS NEWS. "Международный аэропорт Красноярск". (in Russian).
  43. ^ Ranter, Harro. "ASN Aircraft accident Tupolev Tu-154B-2 CCCP-85338 Krasnoyarsk Airport (KJA)". Retrieved 27 August 2019.

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