Tolmachevo Airport

Novosibirsk Tolmachevo Airport (Russian: Аэропо́рт Толмачёво) (IATA: OVB, ICAO: UNNT) is situated in the town of Ob, 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) west of the center of Novosibirsk, an industrial and scientific center in Siberia and Russia's third-largest city.

Novosibirsk Tolmachevo Airport

Аэропорт Толмачёво
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Summary
Airport typeMilitary / Public
OwnerRoman Trotsenko through Novaport
OperatorTolmachevo Airport (JSC)
ServesNovosibirsk
LocationOb, Russia
Hub for
Elevation AMSL365 ft / 111 m
Coordinates55°00′45″N 082°39′02″E / 55.01250°N 82.65056°E / 55.01250; 82.65056Coordinates: 55°00′45″N 082°39′02″E / 55.01250°N 82.65056°E / 55.01250; 82.65056
Websitewww.tolmachevo.ru
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OVB is located in Novosibirsk Oblast
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Location of airport in Novosibirsk Oblast
OVB is located in Russia
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OVB is located in Asia
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Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
07/25 3,600 11,801 Asphalt concrete
16/34 3,600 11,818 Concrete
Statistics (2020)
Passengers4,634,166
Passenger change 19–20Decrease31.3%
Aircraft movements30,770
Movements change 19–20Decrease7.3%
Sources: Passenger Traffic, ACI Europe[1]
AIP of the Russian Federation,[2] Tolmachevo media centre*[3][4]

OverviewEdit

There are two (3,600 metres (11,800 ft) and 3,605 metres (11,827 ft)) active runways in Tolmachevo Airport, along with one large passenger terminal with two connected sections (Section A for domestic flights (25,000 square metres (270,000 sq ft), 18 check-in desks, 2 jet bridges, capacity 1,800 passengers/hour,[5] and Section B for international flights (27,000 square metres (290,000 sq ft), 14 check-in desks, 3 jet bridges, capacity 1,300 passengers/hour),[6] 2 cargo terminals and 61 aircraft stands. Runway 16 is equipped with an ILS CAT II, which enables aircraft operations in low ceiling (30 metres) and visibility (350 metres).[7]

The airport is situated in the middle of the route from some important East-Asian cities (e.g. Seoul, Shanghai, Hong Kong, etc.) to Europe which makes it attractive for cargo airlines to use it for refueling stops.[8] It serves also as a diversion airport on Polar route 1.[9][10]

Tolmachevo is the busiest airport in Siberia and the sixth-busiest airport in Russia.[11][12] It is also the busiest regional transit airport in Russia after Moscow MOW.[13] In 2020, the airport served 4,634,166 passengers (-31.3%)[4] and handled 34,158 tons of cargo (+0.05%).[4] Detailed data for years 2003–2020 is in the Traffic Statistics section below.

The Tolmachevo Airport is operated by Novaport since 2011.[14][15]

HistoryEdit

Operations began on July 12, 1957 with the first passenger flight of Tupolev Tu-104 from Novosibirsk to Moscow. The airport was owned by United Tolmachevo Aviation Enterprise and Ministry of Civil Aviation of the USSR until 1992. The airport then became a joint stock company in 1995, with 51% owned by the state. The domestic terminal was completely renovated in 2006. Tolmachevo Airport is also the first Russian airport to receive ISO 9002-96 certificate. On November 29, 2012, for the first time in its history the airport received its three-millionth annual passenger.[16] During 2014-2015 the former international terminal was enlarged and merged with the domestic terminal which doubled its passenger capacity.[6] The airport celebrated its four-millionth annual passenger on December 21, 2016.[17] In the last hours of 2017 another milestone was reached: on December 31, 2017 the airport handled its five-millionth annual passenger.[18] On December 18, 2019 the airport celebrated its first 6.5-millionth annual passenger.[19]

Plans for its further development include construction of a new rapid-exit taxiway and 4 stands for wide-body aircraft,[20] On 15 September 2020 the airport commenced construction works of the new terminal. Work is being conducted by contractor Ant Yapı (Turkey). Construction of the 56,000 square meters terminal will be completed in 3Q2022. Phase two work will be completed by 2025.[21] The total area of the airport terminal will amount more than 100,000 square meters.[22]

The airport is also home to the 337th Independent Helicopter Regiment (previously called the 562nd Air Base (Army Aviation)) flying Mil Mi-24P's and Mil Mi-8AMTSh-V's.[23]

Accidents and incidentsEdit

  • On 13 November 2020, an Antonov An-124 Ruslan aircraft operating Volga-Dnepr Airlines Flight 4066 suffered an uncontained engine failure on departure and was severely damaged. On landing back at Tolmachevo, the aircraft overran the runway and was further damaged when its nosewheels collapsed. All fourteen people on board survived.[24]

Airlines and destinationsEdit

PassengerEdit

AirlinesDestinations
Aeroflot Krasnoyarsk–International, Moscow–Sheremetyevo, Yerevan
Seasonal: Anapa, Krasnodar, Simferopol, Sochi
Alrosa Krasnodar, Lensk, Mirny, Moscow–Domodedovo, Udachny, Yakutsk
Seasonal: Blagoveshchensk, Magadan, Rostov-on-Don, Simferopol, Sochi, St. Petersburg
Aurora Khabarovsk
Avia Traffic Company Bishkek, Osh
Azimuth Rostov-on-Don
Azur Air Seasonal charter: Antalya, Bodrum, Cairo, Hurghada, Larnaca, La Romana, Sharm El Sheikh, Sochi
FlyArystan Almaty, Nur-Sultan
flydubai Dubai–International
KrasAvia Kyzyl
IrAero Irkutsk, Kyzyl, Talakan
NordStar Krasnodar, Norilsk
Nordwind AirlinesSeasonal charter: Antalya, Hurghada, Punta Cana, Sharm El Sheikh
Pobeda Moscow–Vnukovo, Sochi, St. Petersburg
Seasonal: Anapa
Red Wings Airlines Moscow–Domodedovo
Rossiya St. Petersburg
Seasonal: Simferopol, Sochi
Seasonal charter: Larnaca, Paphos, Sharjah, Sharm El Sheikh
Royal Flight Airlines Seasonal charter: Antalya, Bodrum, Cairo, Sharm El Sheikh
S7 Airlines[25] Abakan, Almaty, Anapa, Antalya, Baku, Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi, Barnaul, Bishkek, Blagoveshchensk, Bokhtar, Bratsk, Bukhara, Chelyabinsk, Chita, Dubai–International, Dushanbe, Fergana, Gorno-Altaysk, Grozny, Irkutsk, Izhevsk, Kaliningrad, Karshi, Kazan, Kemerovo, Khabarovsk, Khanty-Mansiysk, Khujand, Krasnodar, Krasnoyarsk–International, Magadan, Magnitogorsk, Makhachkala, Mineralnye Vody, Mirny, Moscow–Domodedovo, Nadym, Namangan, Navoi, Neryungri, Nizhnekamsk, Nizhnevartovsk, Nizhny Novgorod, Norilsk, Novokuznetsk, Novy Urengoy, Noyabrsk, Nur-Sultan, Omsk, Orenburg, Osh, Perm, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Phuket, Polyarny, Prague (resumes 30 April 2022),[26] Rostov-on-Don, Samara, Samarkand, Seoul–Incheon, Simferopol, Sochi, St. Petersburg, Surgut, Talakan, Tamchy, Tashkent, Tobolsk, Tomsk, Tyumen, Ufa, Ulan-Ude, Ulyanovsk–Baratayevka, Vladivostok, Volgograd, Voronezh, Yakutsk, Yekaterinburg, Yerevan, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
Seasonal: Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Gelendzhik, Istanbul (begins 30 April 2022),[27] Krabi (begins 23 February 2022),[28] Larnaca, Munich (resumes 1 June 2022),[29] Paphos (begins 1 May 2022),[30] Thessaloniki (begins 5 June 2022)[31]
SiLA Seasonal: Belokurikha, Gorno-Altaysk, Kosh-Agach, Nizhnevartovsk, Ust-Koksa
Smartavia Moscow–Domodedovo
Somon Air Dushanbe
Ural AirlinesBaku, Krasnodar, Moscow–Domodedovo, Yerevan
Seasonal: Dubai–International, Khabarovsk, Kulob, Sharjah, Vladivostok
Utair Irkutsk, Krasnoyarsk–International, Surgut
Uzbekistan Airways Namangan, Tashkent
Yakutia Airlines Moscow–Vnukovo, Yakutsk
Seasonal: Krasnodar, Neryungri
Yamal Airlines Novy Urengoy, Salekhard

CargoEdit

AirlinesDestinations
Aviastar-TU Hangzhou[32][33]
Cargolux London–Stansted,[34] Luxembourg,[35] Seoul–Incheon,[36] Shanghai–Pudong,[37] Zhengzhou[38]
Cargolux ItaliaHong Kong,[39] Milan–Malpensa[40]
Lufthansa Cargo Frankfurt,[41] Hong Kong,[42] Seoul–Incheon,[43] Osaka–Kansai[44][45]
Russian Post Harbin, Zhengzhou[46][47]
Sky Gates Airlines Hahn,[48] Hong Kong,[49] Maastricht/Aachen,[50] Zhengzhou[51]

StatisticsEdit

 
Countries with flight destinations from the Novosibirsk Airport
 
The monument from Tupolev Tu-154M of S7 Airlines at Tolmachevo Airport
 
Tolmachevo Airport outside view of joint terminal (left - domestic section A, right - international section B) before construction of the new terminal in 2020
Novosibirsk-Tolmachevo Airport Passenger Traffic Statistics[52][53][54][55][56][57][4]
Year (month) Domestic % change International % change Total % change
2021* 6,046,000   48% 715,000   31% 6,761,000   46%
2020 4,087,771   16.6% 546,395   70.4% 4,634,166   31.3%
2019 4,903,212   14.5% 1,843,939   13.3% 6,747,151   14.2%
2018 4,281,799   20.6% 1,627,279   11.7% 5,909,078   18.0%
2017 3,550,375   17.7% 1,456,927   34.9% 5,007,302   22.2%
2016 3,017,226   16.0% 1,080,264   2.0% 4,097,490   10.6%
2015 2,600,974   7.0% 1,102,237   27.8% 3,703,211   6.4%
2014 2,431,238   10.9% 1,526,429   2.0% 3,957,667   5.6%
2013 2,191,304   8.7% 1,556,907   24.5% 3,748,211   14.7%
2012 2,015,767   13.7% 1,250,978   25.9% 3,266,745   18.1%
2011 1,772,566   12.5% 993,316   44.7% 2,765,884   22.3%
2010 1,575,185   15.3% 686,442   56.8% 2,261,630   25.3%
2009 1,366,500   20.3% 437,800   6.3% 1,804,297   14.5%
2008 1,643,900   12.7% 465,500   12.4% 2,109,424   12.6%
2007 1,459,200   12.3% 414,300   16.0% 1,873,496   13.1%
2006 1,299,700   2.5% 357,200   6.2% 1,656,901   0.5%
2005 1,268,500   5.7% 379,400   11.5% 1,647,940   7.0%
2004 1,199,500   11.7% 340,300   17.3% 1,539,777   12.9%
2003 1,073,900   12.7% 290,000   0.4% 1,363,952   9.9%

(*)Preliminary Data. Source: Tolmachevo media centre[58]

Busiest domestic routes from Tolmachevo Int. Airport (2013)[59][60]
Rank City Passengers Growth

2013/2012

1 Moscow 1,073,265  5%
2 Saint Petersburg 152,068  15%
3 Khabarovsk 122,150  24%
4 Vladivostok 95,864  15%
5 Yakutsk 69,555  11%
6 Irkutsk 66,751  69%
7 Yekaterinburg 44,091  17%
8 Mirny 42,246  4%
9 Surgut 38,006  14%
10 Nizhnevartovsk 35,465  18%
Busiest international routes from Tolmachevo Int. Airport (2013)[59][60]
Rank City Country Passengers Growth

2013/2012

1 Bangkok   Thailand 215,408  25%
2 Antalya   Turkey 143,906  13%
3 Bishkek   Kyrgyzstan 100,635  22%
4 Phuket   Thailand 93,134  49%
5 Osh   Kyrgyzstan 80,041  8%
6 Beijing   China 77,026  14%
7 Dubai   United Arab Emirates 50,564  36%
8 Khujand   Tajikistan 47,645  13%
9 Ürümqi   China 41,845  6%
10 Dushanbe   Tajikistan 41,470  4%

Ground transportationEdit

Public transportation to the city is provided by a number of bus routes, as well as by private and municipal taxis. Shuttle bus service runs also between the airport and the Ob railway station at the Trans-Siberian Railway - a stop for Elektrichka local commuter trains and some long-distance trains in the direction of Omsk.[61]

See alsoEdit

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