Petrozavodsk Airport

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Petrozavodsk Airport
Petroskoin Lendoazema
Аэропорт Петрозаводск
Airport type Civil/military
Operator Ministry of Economic Development of the Republic of Karelia
Serves Petrozavodsk
Location Besovets, Russia
Elevation AMSL 151 ft / 46 m
Coordinates 61°53′6″N 034°9′24″E / 61.88500°N 34.15667°E / 61.88500; 34.15667
Direction Length Surface
m ft
02/20 2,500 8,202 Concrete

Petrozavodsk Airport (Russian: Аэропорт Петрозаводск, Karelian: Petroskoin lendoazema; (IATA: PES, ICAO: ULPB); ex: Besovets, Petrozavodsk-2) is a joint civil-military airport in Russia located 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) northwest of Petrozavodsk in Besovets, Shuya Rural Settlement (municipality). It services small airliners. It is a minor airfield with 12 parking stands and a small amount of tarmac space.

The airfield has seen military use as an interceptor base. During the 1960s or 1970s Sukhoi Su-15 aircraft were based at Besovets. During the 1970s it was home to the 991st Fighter Aviation Regiment (991 IAP), which flew Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-25 'Foxbat' aircraft. In 1992-93, the 159th Fighter Aviation Regiment (159 IAP) transferred in from Poland, having left the 4th Air Army.[1] It flies the Sukhoi Su-27 aircraft and is now part of the 54th Air Defence Corps, 6th Air and Air Defence Forces Army.

Airlines and destinations[edit]


2nd Arkhangelsk United Aviation Division Arkhangelsk, Kotlas
S7 Airlines Moscow-Domodedovo[2]

Accidents and incidents[edit]

On 20 June 2011, a RusAir Tupolev TU-134, Flight 9605, operating for RusLine, with 43 passengers and nine crew crash landed, broke up, and caught fire on a highway short of the runway 01 at Petrozavodsk Airport while en route from Moscow to Petrozavodsk, killing 47 people and leaving five survivors.[3]


  1. ^ Hans Nijhuis and Robert Senkowski, 'Farewell Poland!,' Air International, January 1993
  2. ^ "S7 Airlines launches flights to Petrozavodsk". S7 Airlines. Archived from the original on 7 March 2017. Retrieved 6 March 2017. 
  3. ^ "Crash: Rusair T134 at Petrozavodsk on Jun 20th 2011, impacted road short of runway". The Aviation Herald. 20 June 2011. Retrieved 21 June 2011. 

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