Vnukovo International Airport

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Vnukovo International Airport

Международный аэропорт Внуково

Mezhdunarodnyĭ aėroport Vnukovo
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Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorJSC "Vnukovo Airport"
ServesMoscow
LocationMoscow, Russia
Hub for
Elevation AMSL209 m / 686 ft
Coordinates55°35′46″N 37°16′03″E / 55.59611°N 37.26750°E / 55.59611; 37.26750Coordinates: 55°35′46″N 37°16′03″E / 55.59611°N 37.26750°E / 55.59611; 37.26750
Websitevnukovo.ru
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
06/24 3,500 11,483 Concrete
01/19 3,060 10,039 Concrete
Statistics (2017)
Passengers18,139,000
Aircraft movements163,600
Source: DAFIF,[2][3] airport web site[4]

Vnukovo International Airport, formally "Vnukovo International Airport named after Andrei Tupolev", (Russian: Международный аэропорт Внуково, IPA: [ˈvnukəvə]) (IATA: VKO, ICAO: UUWW), is a dual-runway international airport located 28 kilometres (17 mi) southwest of the centre of Moscow, Russia.

It is one of the four major airports that serve Moscow, along with Moscow Domodedovo Airport, Sheremetyevo International Airport, and Zhukovsky International Airport.

In 2015, the airport handled 15.82 million passengers. It is the third-busiest airport in Russia.

Vnukovo is Moscow's oldest operating airport. It was opened and used for military operations during the Second World War, but became a civilian facility after the war.

In 1980, Vnukovo was expanded because of the 22nd Summer Olympic Games.

References[change | change source]

  1. Авиакомпания "РусЛайн" меняет аэропорт базирования в Москве. www.rusline.aero (in Russian). Airline "RusLine". Retrieved 19 March 2018.
  2. Airport information for UUWW at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
  3. Airport information for VKO at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective Oct. 2006).
  4. "Vnukovo Airport passenger statistics for 2017". Retrieved 17 January 2018.