Vladivostok Airport Knevichi

Airport Knevichi Vladivostok (Vladivostok Knevichy Airport). Official site. 


Knevichi Vladivostok International Airport is located at a distance of 38 kilometers north-east of Vladivostok, and at a distance of a kilometer from the 4,5 Artem. This airport is the base for the Far East airline "Vladivostok Avia". Knevichi history dates back to 1932 year, when the airport came the first four passengers. International status he received in 1992 year.

airport History

In 1932, construction began on a hydro "Second River" and the airport "Lakers Keys." In September, the first passengers were transported from Khabarovsk to Vladivostok, a hydro. This event was the beginning of formation of Vladivostok airlines.

Began to operate regular flights Vladivostok - Khabarovsk. The hydraulic airport in 1934 was decided to be transferred to the land, on its base U-2 aircraft was created. With the opening of the airport "Lakers Keys" and "Iman" airline start of regular flights was established sanitary aviation group. On the basis of airports to carry out technical work and work on the development of new types of aircraft.

With 1936 years on the field near the airport Knevichi placed 43-Fighter Squadron Air Force Pacific Fleet.

 During the Great Patriotic War, the airport worked for the needs of the front. Aircraft Po-2 carried the transport of weapons and shells. Since July 1941, the P-2, U-2, W-2 aircraft have been relocated to the “Lakes keys”, this event marked the beginning of a new era in the development of civil aviation in the Primorsky Territory.

After the war, the civilian fleet unit "Lakers keys" actively used in the agricultural, geological, security papers. And 1948 years on IL-12 began carries passengers from Vladivostok to Moscow.

In the early 50-ies it was built airfield "Western Knevichi" runway which was made of concrete. The new airport was based first flight of the ECM as part of the Pacific WF. Clay airfield "Oriental Knevichi" was taken out of use.

In 1958 was made the first nonstop flight from Vladivostok to Moscow by Tu-114. Also this year, the aircraft entered into service Li-2, which is one and a half decades, regularly flew from the "Lakers Keys" in Khabarovsk.

Before 1964 was held construction of facilities that contribute to receive more heavy aircraft. A built in 1961, the terminal had the capacity 200 people per hour.

With the advent of 1970-x jetliner Yak-40, as well as Mi-8 airline increased its capacity in supporting the national economy.

Growing passenger traffic demanded a new terminal building. Construction was completed in 1976 year and Vladivostok airport began to take the Tu-154 on a regular basis. Along with the air terminal was built a number of technical facilities and the second runway, and a squadron of Mi-8 and Yak-40 get a refill.

Putting into use in 1985, the second runway allowed to carry out regular flight Vladivostok - Moscow plane Il-62.

In 1992 year Vladivostok became an international airport.

With 1994 years was established JSC "Vladivostok Avia", and in 1999 was put into operation the international terminal.

In 2006 was completed reconstruction of the airport serving domestic flights.

Since February 2008 year from JSC "Vladivostok Avia" was withdrawn as a result of reorganization of JSC "Vladivostok international airport".

In 2009, the airport received a three and a half billion rubles credit for the preparation for the APEC summit, scheduled for 2012 year. In the same year, construction began on a new terminal.

In 2010 year Vladivostok Airport was named the best among the promising developing airports. A month after the ceremony the airport received its first ever wide-body aircraft, "Boeing-777», owned by the company "Transaero".

 In 2011, the runway-1 was extended and expanded, it has the right to receive all types of aircraft.

In early June, it was put into use of the new terminal, the terminal and therefore serve the entire range of flights on domestic and international arena.


Passenger traffic at the airport was approximately 2007 million. The number of passengers grew in direct proportion to, and after the introduction of the terminal A in 2012, the first time exceeded half a million. About half a million of the total number of passengers on international flights fast ice. In December 2012 the company "Transaero" sent Airport Vladivostok his first ten million passengers carried in one calendar year.

Admission APEC summit

In 2012 year Vladivostok Airport reception and service of participants of the APEC summit. Receiving government took sides without disturbing the schedule of passenger flights. In an average day during the summit served to 59 airport runways processes and the total number of transactions during the summit was 894 landing process.


Vladivostok International Airport has at its disposal two airfields:

  • Knevichi (serves domestic and international flights);

  • Lakeside keys (currently rarely used for Civil Aviation, the airport used by the military).


At the airport there are three Knevichi terminal. Two of them are passenger, including a modern terminal A, and one - the cargo.


Vladivostok Airport Knevichi main


Not far from the airport is a wide variety of hotels and hostels:

  • - Hotel Istok;

  • - Hotel Forest Glade;

  • - Hotel Meridian;

  • - Hotel Primoravtotrans;

  • - Hotel Equator;

  • - Hotel Yakhont;

  • - Hotel Story;

  • - Hotel Villa ARTE;

  • - Hotel Marina;

  • - Hotel Hyundai;

  • - Sunrise ApartHotel;

  • - Siberian Compound;

  • - Mini Hotel Cedar Pad;

  • - Avanta;

  • - The Pearl Hotel;

  • - Optimum Hostel;

  • - Mirabel Hotel;

  • - Novik Country Club;

  • - Vlad Motor Inn;

  • - -Seyo Hotel Hotel;

  • - Hostel Comfort;

  • - Tom Hotel;

  • - ApartHotel Vladivostok Arbat.


Airport Knevichi Vladivostok Aeroexpress


To get to the international airport of Vladivostok Knevichi to the capital of the Primorsky Territory, as well as to the city of Artem can be reached in the following ways:

  • 1) Bus.

In this form of public transport links to the city of Artyom.

  • 2) coaches.

It will be accessible not only to Vladivostok, but also to many other settlements of Primorye.

  • 3) Taxi.

One of the most common modes of transport. It is the fastest, but at the same time also the most expensive.

  • 4) Car Rental.

When renting a car is worth remembering that in the Primorye Territory a very large number of cars, as Vladivostok passes through the main flow of vehicles in the Russian Federation. Therefore, on the roads need to be careful.


Airport Knevichi in Vladivostok


At the international airport of Vladivostok Knevichi you can be provided the following services:

  • - Luggage storage;

  • - Access to wireless Internet;

  • - medicine cabinet;

  • - Mother and child room;

  • - cafes and restaurants;

  • - Shops and much more.


Basic data:

  • Serves regional flights to the Russian Far East, Primorye.

  • Airport coordinates: latitude 43.4, longitude 132.15.

  • GMT time zone (winter / summer): + 11 / + 11.

  • Country Airport location: Russia.

  • Location: 38 kilometers northeast of the city of Vladivostok, not far from the city of Artem.

  • IATA airport code: VVO.

  • ICAO airport code: UHWW.

  • Internal code: BBO.

  • Based airlines: Vladivostok Air (Vladivostok Air).


Knevichi Vladivostok Airport on the map:


Contact details:

  • Airport information phone: +74232307209.

  • The mailing address of the airport: airport, Portovaya st., 41, Artem, Primorsky Krai, Russia, 692760.


For more information about the airport on the official website: http://vvo.aero/

Airport Knevichi Vladivostok, the official website

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