Chelyabinsk Airport
Chelyabinsk Airport

Chelyabinsk Airport. Official site.


Chelyabinsk International Airport is located 18 kilometers from the city and 2 kilometers west of the village of Balandino. It is noteworthy that until 2008 the airport bore the name of this particular settlement. It is the second largest air carrier in the Ural Federal District (after the Yekaterinburg Koltsovo airport) and has federal significance.

From the international airport of Chelyabinsk flights are carried out daily in virtually all regions of the Russian Federation, as well as to many countries near and far abroad.

History of the Chelyabinsk airport

The development of civil aviation in Chelyabinsk began in the 1930 year. It was this year that on August 15 a passenger flight was carried out on an U-13-type aircraft, which followed the route Sverdlovsk-Magnitogorsk via Chelyabinsk. The airport was established at the local military airfield in 1938. 

The modern airport was built in the late autumn of 1953. An air terminal, service buildings and a radio center were created. Yet he had many limitations when it came to accepting large planes. Thus, in 1962, a runway made of concrete was built and commissioned. This made it possible to receive large passenger airliners such as Tu-104 and Tu-154. 

At the beginning of 1974, the Chelyabinsk Airport began operating a new airport terminal complex. 

A confirmation of the quality of the runway was the reception in the 1990 of the An-225 aircraft, which transported one of the largest T-800 tractors to the region of Yakutia. As you know, 90-years were difficult for almost all organizations. As for the airport "Chelyabinsk", in 1994 it became a privatized joint-stock company with the name "Chelyabinsk airline". In July of the same year, the company became open to receive both passenger and cargo liners. 

In 1999, the airport’s unique airport terminal has been updated. This year, the station began to operate to serve international flights. Were carried out repairs on the runway. 

In the spring of 2007, most of the shares of Chelyabinsk Airport, namely 68%, were bought by the company EAAK, which manages airports throughout Russia and the CIS. This complex was acquired for a general increase in capitalization. 

The 2012 year for the airport was quite successful, because it was this year that the Soviet-era passenger traffic figures were achieved. This year, just over one million people were transported, and in 1989, it was 1,1 million. 

In 2013, the airport in Chelyabinsk conducted active cooperation with AirBridgeCargo and Atlas Air, which carried out cargo transportation with Boeing-747 aircraft from Winnipeg and Chicago to Chelyabinsk. These international transport flights transported pedigree pigs for the enterprise "Ariant". 



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Chelyabinsk International Airport has two passenger terminal complex:

  • 1) domestic passenger traffic trends;

  • 2) serves passengers of international destinations.


Directly next to the terminal complex is located five-story hotel sphere. Near the hotel also features a cliff. But most of the hotels located in the Chelyabinsk.


Airport Chelyabinsk inside


From the international airport of Chelyabinsk to the city can be reached in the following ways:

  • 1) Bus.

From the airport to various parts of the city are three bus routes - №1, №41, №45.

  • 2) Taxi.

№82 route connects the airport, railway station and the city center. Getting Traffic in 06.10, the end - in 21.40. The bus runs every 8 minutes. The trip from beginning to end takes an hour 1 15 minutes.

  • 3) Aeroexpress.

Special express bus runs constantly. The fare is 75 rubles.

  • 4) Taxi.

Use the services of taxi companies can be in the parking lot, which is located near the airport complex.


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At the international airport of Chelyabinsk you may be offered the following services:

  • - Bars, restaurants and cafes;

  • - Pharmacy;

  • - Representation of the different airlines;

  • - Currency exchange, ATM;

  • - medical Center;

  • - Free access to wireless Wi-Fi;

  • - Various shops;

  • - Facilities maintenance of VIP-passengers and bizneszal;

  • - Air and railway ticket office;

  • - luggage office;

  • - Mother and child room, and much more.


System maintenance Chelyabinsk International Airport operates around the clock. It is constantly being improved to improve the quality of service.


Basic data:

  • Airport coordinates: latitude 55.31, longitude 61.5.

  • GMT time zone (winter / summer): + 6 / + 6.

  • Country Airport location: Russia.

  • Number of airport terminals: 1.

  • IATA airport code: CEK.

  • ICAO airport code: USCC.

  • Internal code: ЧЛБ.

Accidents airport "Chelyabinsk"

The first incident occurred 26.01.2008 of the year. S7 Airlines aircraft model Airbus A319 due to pilot error landed on the taxiway, once it was used as a runway. As a result, the landing went well, the car and passengers remained unharmed. 

28.05.2008, the airline "Moskovia" carried out the next flight from Chelyabinsk to Perm on the cargo plane An-12. Shortly after takeoff, electrical faults were discovered. Because of this, the crew requested permission to turn and land in Chelyabinsk. But the strong smoke of the cabin and the breakdown did not allow returning to the airport. The car fell over 11 kilometers from the runway, while there were 9 people on board, no one was able to survive. 

Another accident happened with the Yakavia Yak-42 aircraft. After takeoff, the control stabilizer failed, and there were no passengers on board. The crew switched to reserve control and was able to carry out an emergency landing safely. 

In the summer, an unknown 2013 reported a bomb threat at the airport. It was conducted operative evacuation of all passengers and personnel of the airport complex. As a result of the search of the explosive device has not been detected.

The most recent incident is an emergency landing of the An-12 aircraft in July 2015. The board flew to Moscow from Chkalovsk, but due to strong hail, clouds and thunderstorms in the area of ​​the Chelyabinsk airport was forced to land. Landing was carried out on two working engines on the ground parallel to the concrete runway. On board were 5 crew members and 5 passengers, as a result of the landing, everyone was still alive. As for the car, the nose strut was broken, and hail severely broke the control and engine planes. 

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Contact details:

  • Email the airport: [email protected].

  • Airport Fax: +73517791463.

  • Airport Office Phone: +73517783325

  • The mailing address of the airport: airport, Chelyabinsk, Russia, 454133.


Chelyabinsk International Airport Schedule:

Airport Chelyabinsk. Official site.

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I personally do not understand the photo of the Moscow airport "Domodedovo" in the section "Aviation .. accidents .."

Shame in the hall of the international departure stuffy that there is nothing to breathe.
In the toilets smoky
Where the staff ???????

25 years did not use the airport of Chelyabinsk. As in the USSR, I visited or what organization! Thank you for the reminder of his youth!

On domestic flights in domestic terminals, employees such as in gum wuman are not smiling, "loving" their work, they are not rude, and that's okay. The toilets in the common room are dirty, and in the waiting room they are clean, but no locks, probably due to terrorist threats))) enjoyable flights around Russia. their work, they are not rude and that's okay. The toilets in the common room are dirty, and in the waiting room they are clean, but without locks, probably because of terrorist threats))) enjoyable flights to all across Russia.


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