Mineralnye Vody Airport
Mineralnye Vody Airport

Mineralnye Vody Airport. Official site.


The international airport that serves Mineralnye Vody is located at a distance of 4 kilometers west of the city. It has the federal significance and is one of the largest airports in the North Caucasus is not only the region but also the whole of the Russian Federation in the South. The opening of the airport was in the fifties.

In 2011, the airport was named the best airport of the CIS. For four years, starting with the year 2007 and 2011, the airport was modernized, allowing improved passenger service and terminals have become much more comfortable.

The history of formation Airport

In 1925 in the city of Mineralnye Vody Air Station was opened. This event marked the beginning of the history of the airport Mineralnye Vody. The first route to the airport was the direction of growth - Kharkiv, and the flights were carried by planes of French production "Dornier Merkur" and "Dornier-Comet-3».

In 1929 was opened postal and passenger line from Moscow to Tbilisi through Kharkov, Rostov, Baku, Mineral Waters, Grozny.

In 1930 year decided to build a new airport instead of closed air station.

In 1933 year construction was completed. The complex consisted of the terminal buildings, shops, hangars, a beacon and a landing pad. The working team consisted of airport 18 people. Aerodrome aircraft models took ANT-9-5 and K, the perpetrators of passenger transport, and P-5-2 and Po, carried out the agricultural work. Total to 1935 years passenger transport services benefited 40 people.

In 1938 year on the basis of the airport opened a workshop for repair and maintenance of aircraft On-2.

In the postwar years, the restoration of destroyed buildings and the airport to establish air routes to the nearest towns and industrial centers.

In 1959, it was decided to renovate. Unused was built runway, taxiways, apron and terminal (with a capacity of 700 people per hour). Also, the hotel was built, and the cargo warehouse.

In 1961, the airport began to take jetliners. The first aircraft of this principle of operation was the Tu-104. Throughout the year, we had mastered the An-10, IL-18, Tu-124, An-24.

In June, on the basis of 1962 airport aircraft division was established with the aircraft Lee and Tu-2-124.

In 1977 year pilots squad has been mastered well known Tu-154. Three years later organized the first international flight to Berlin.

In 1988, the airport was named "Kaminvodyavia." The primary goal of the company was updating its fleet.

In 1997 it was purchased by the first Tu-204, and three years later he entered the second plane Tupolev family.

In 2011, the company became the property of the region, a program was developed for the reconstruction and construction of a new runway with a complex of service facilities. 

In 2012, the airport received the admission to the reception and maintenance of aircraft, "Boeing 747». In the same year the airport handled more than 1,2 million passengers.

In 2013, the airport began working with a number of foreign airlines. It was opened "green" and "red" corridors to speed up customs service.

In 2014, the airport replenished domestic shipments with new destinations in Saratov and Simferopol. Baku, Dubai and Thessaloniki became leaders among international flights. 

With 2015, the airport serves passenger traffic for more than forty areas. It is also enriched with a network of internal routes.


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

  • 1) Taxi.

From the airport has several routes that pass through the rail and road terminals. Spacing of buses is 30-40 minutes. They begin to move in the morning until 6.00 19.00.

  • 2) Electric.

Using this type of transfer, you can reach the famous resort cities of Russia - Kislovodsk, Pyatigorsk and Yessentuki.

  • 3) bus.

Bus departs from mineral waters. Buses also go to the many nearby Russian resort.

  • 4) car.

Before the various surrounding towns and up to themselves mineral waters can be on the federal highway "Kavkaz" (M29) and highway (A157).

  • 5) Taxi.

Since the basic services of the airport, passengers are staying in the resort towns, which are located next to the mineral waters. In this regard, a lot near the terminal, both official and private taksoperevozchikov. So you should be closely monitored to ensure that you are not deceived and stripped the extra money for travel.


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As already mentioned, Mineralnye Vody airport is considered one of the best in Russia in terms of comfort, so here you will be a huge range of services can be offered:

  • - A large number of representatives of various Russian air carriers, including such large companies as "aeroflot","S7 Airlines","Ural airlines","Transaero" and others;

  • - Cozy lounges;

  • - ATMs and offices of various banks;

  • - Access to wireless Internet;

  • - A large number of cafes, bars and restaurants;

  • - A variety of shops, including duty-free operating system;

  • - medical Center;

  • - Post office and much more.



Basic data:

  • The main international airport of the North Caucasus.

  • Airport founded: 1933.

  • Airport coordinates: latitude 44.23, longitude 43.08.

  • GMT time zone (winter / summer): + 4 / + 4.

  • Country Airport location: Russia.

  • Location: 4 kilometers west of the city center of Mineralnye Vody.

  • Number of airport terminals: 1.

  • IATA airport code: MRV.

  • ICAO airport code: URMM.

  • Internal code: MRV.

  • Base airlines: Donavia (Donavia).


Mineralnye Vody Airport is associated with the seizure of the December 1 1988 school bus. Then in the city of Ordzhonikidze, terrorists captured a school group. According to their requirements, IL-76 arrived at the airport Mineral Waters, which is the only one in the area could take such a board. After negotiations with the terrorists and the plane crew hostage, he flew to Israel. In Tel Aviv, the local military terrorists detained after landing and refusing bribes handed over to the Soviet authorities.

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Contact details:

  • Airport Fax: +78792267828.

  • Airport management phone: +78792267828.

  • Airport information phone: +78792220777.

  • The mailing address of the airport: Territory Airport, Mineralnye Vody, Stavropol Territory, Russia, 357205.


Mineralnye Vody Airport. Official site: http://www.mvairport.ru/

Mineralnye Vody Airport. Official site.

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