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Ufa International Airport (Russian: Международный аэропорт Уфа, Mezhdunarodnyy aeroport Ufa, Bashkir: Өфө халыҡ-ара аэропорты, Öfö xalıq-ara aeroportı) (IATA: UFA, ICAO: UWUU) is the primary airport serving Ufa, the capital of Bashkortostan, Russia.

Ufa International Airport

Международный аэропорт Уфа
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Ufa International Airport
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorFederal State Unitary Enterprise "Ufa International Airport"
ServesUfa, Bashkortostan, Russia
Elevation AMSL137 m / 449 ft
Coordinates54°33′49″N 055°52′49″E / 54.56361°N 55.88028°E / 54.56361; 55.88028Coordinates: 54°33′49″N 055°52′49″E / 54.56361°N 55.88028°E / 54.56361; 55.88028
Websitewww.airportufa.ru
Maps
Bashkortostan in Russia
Bashkortostan in Russia
UFA is located in Bashkortostan
UFA
UFA
Location of the airport in Bashkortostan
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
14R/32L 3,761 12,339 Concrete
14L/32R 2,513 8,245 Concrete
Statistics (2017)
Passenger Traffic2,810,000 Increase 21%
Sources: Airport Guide,[1] WAD,[2] GCM,[3] STV[4]

In 2017, the airport handled 2,810,000 passengers, becoming the tenth largest airport in Russia and the largest airport in Russia's Volga Federal District. It is also the largest airport in the federal subject (republic) of the Republic of Bashkortostan.

Former BAL Bashkirian Airlines used to be headquarted at the airport.[5]

HistoryEdit

 
Ufa International Airport in 1989.

On 11 May 1924 the building of the first aircraft hangar near Glumilino village has been completed and on 15 May is opened new club of the aviation within the Bashkirian branch of AFFVS. In 1933 the first ever route opens encompassing over 730 km via UfaSterlitamakMeleuz–Mrakovo–BaymakMagnitogorskBeloretskUfa. In 1956 Ufa Airport had begun performing technical maintenance of the Yakovlev Yak-12 airplanes and Mil Mi-1 helicopters, which were serving the Bashkirian air routes at that time. Between 1959 and 1962 the airport was under reconstruction and 3 hotel buildings, cargo and fuel storage facilities, a 100-seated dining hall and a garage were built. Also, a new runway was built, as well as radio approach equipment for landing under heavy weather conditions and new radar facilities. The new runway was then capable of receiving Tupolev Tu-124, Antonov An-10 and Ilyushin Il-18 aircraft. In 1964 a new terminal for 400 passengers per hour was built and put in operation. In 2007 the reconstructed terminal of the airport entered into operation. The area of the air terminal has increased more than twice. At the moment many departments are located there. There have been mounted 4 telescopic ramps, 4 elevators and 3 escalators. It is gives the opportunity to serve 600 passengers per hour.[6]

Airlines and destinationsEdit

The following airlines operate regular scheduled, seasonal, and seasonal charter flights to and from Ufa:[7]

AirlinesDestinations
AeroflotMoscow–Sheremetyevo
AlrosaSeasonal: Simferopol
AzimuthKrasnodar, Rostov-on-Don
Azur AirSeasonal charter: Antalya, Dalaman, Enfidha
Buta Airways Baku[8]
GazpromaviaMoscow–Vnukovo
Georgian AirwaysTbilisi (suspended)
KomiaviatransSyktyvkar, Usinsk
KrasAviaNovy Urengoy, Tyumen
NordStarBaku, Norilsk
Nordwind AirlinesMoscow–Sheremetyevo
Seasonal: Simferopol, Sochi
Seasonal charter: Antalya,[9] Burgas, Heraklion,[9] Monastir
Onur AirSeasonal charter: Antalya[10]
Pegas FlyMoscow–Sheremetyevo
PobedaMoscow–Vnukovo,[11] St Petersburg [12]
Red Wings AirlinesMoscow–Domodedovo[13]
Seasonal: Simferopol, Sochi
Charter: Antalya, Dalaman
Rossiya AirlinesSaint Petersburg
Seasonal: Sochi (begins 27 December, 2019)[14]
Seasonal charter: Larnaca[15]
Royal FlightSeasonal charter: Antalya, Barcelona, Enfidha
RusLineNaryan-Mar, Saint Petersburg
S7 AirlinesMoscow–Domodedovo, Novosibirsk[16]
SmartaviaSaint Petersburg
Seasonal: Simferopol, Sochi
Turkish Airlines Istanbul
Seasonal charter: Antalya
Ural AirlinesDushanbe, Moscow–Domodedovo, Nizhnevartovsk, Noyabrsk, Surgut
Seasonal: Khujand
UtairKazan, Khanty-Mansiysk,[17] Kogalym, Moscow–Vnukovo, Nizhnevartovsk, Nizhny Novgorod,[18] Samara,[19] Surgut, Tyumen,[19] Vienna,[20] Yekaterinburg
Seasonal: Anapa[19]
UVT AeroSeasonal: Gelendzhik, Simferopol, Sochi
Uzbekistan AirwaysTashkent
Yamal Airlines Moscow–Domodedovo, Nadym, Novy Urengoy, Noyabrsk, Salekhard

StatisticsEdit

Annual trafficEdit

Annual Passenger Traffic[21]
Year Passengers % Change
2010 1,501,000  
2011 1,688,570   11.6%
2012 1,918,945   13.6%
2013 2,218,000   15.6%
2014 2,380,581   7.3%
2015 2,313,388   2.8%
2016 2,318,434   0.2%
2017 2,814,330   21.4%

Ground transportationEdit

The city bus lines No. 101 and 110 connect the airport with the city of Ufa.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Airport guide for the Ufa International Airport
  2. ^ Airport information for UWUU at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.
  3. ^ Airport information for UWUU at Great Circle Mapper.
  4. ^ Airport information for Ufa International Airport at Transport Search website.
  5. ^ Bashkirian Airlines v. Federal Republic of Germany (in German). District Court of Kostanz. Retrieved on September 11, 2011. "BASHKIRIAN AIRLINES vertreten durch d. Generaldirektoren Flughafen d. Stadt UFA, Russische Föderation, 450056 Russland-UFA"
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-11-30. Retrieved 2012-11-29.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ [1] retrieved 24 June 2019
  8. ^ "Buta Airways announces new destination in Russia" (in Russian). ABC.az. 22 January 2019. Retrieved 24 January 2019.
  9. ^ a b "Flight Search". pegasys.pegast.ru.
  10. ^ "Onur Air expands Russia charters from Antalya in S18". routesonline.com. 13 April 2018.
  11. ^ Liu, Jim (5 June 2019). "Pobeda adds Moscow – Ufa service from mid-June 2019". Routesonline. Retrieved 5 June 2019.
  12. ^ Liu, Jim (22 August 2019). "Pobeda expands St. Petersburg network in Sep/Oct 2019". Routesonline. Retrieved 22 August 2019.
  13. ^ Liu, Jim (12 April 2017). "Red Wings adds new routes in S17". Routesonline. Retrieved 12 April 2017.
  14. ^ http://www.airportufa.ru/en/passengers/schedule.html?filter=1&type=1&flightNumber=FV-5651&date=03.01.2020&city=3466&aircompany=22
  15. ^ "Flight schedule". bgoperator.ru.
  16. ^ "Russia, Novosibirsk, Tolmachevo (OVB) <-> Russia, Ufa (UFA)". S7.ru. S7 Airlines. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  17. ^ "Utair откроет новые рейсы из Ханты-Мансийска". www.utair.ru. Utair. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  18. ^ Гиззатуллин, Азат. "Уфу и Ереван летом свяжут прямые авиарейсы". ufa.rbc.ru. РБК. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  19. ^ a b c Liu, Jim (6 April 2017). "UTair plans new regional routes from Ufa in May 2017". Routesonline. Retrieved 6 April 2017.
  20. ^ Liu, Jim (24 June 2019). "UTair adds Ufa – Vienna service from June 2019". Routesonline. Retrieved 24 June 2019.
  21. ^ Стали известны 15 крупнейших в 2017 (19 January 2018). году аэропортов России. Авиатранспортное обозрение (in Russian).

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