Volgograd International Airport

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Volgograd International Airport
Международный Аэропорт Волгоград
Gumrak Logo.png
May2015 Volgograd img20 Gumrak Airport.jpg
Airport type Public
Operator JSC "Volgograd International Airport"
Serves Volgograd
Location Volgograd, Russia
Elevation AMSL 482 ft / 147 m
Coordinates 48°46′54″N 044°20′48″E / 48.78167°N 44.34667°E / 48.78167; 44.34667Coordinates: 48°46′54″N 044°20′48″E / 48.78167°N 44.34667°E / 48.78167; 44.34667
Website www.mav.ru
VOG is located in Volgograd Oblast
Location of airport in Volgograd Oblast
Direction Length Surface
ft m
11/29 7,580 2,300 Asphalt
05/23 10,761 3,280 Asphalt

Volgograd International Airport (Russian: Международный Аэропорт Волгоград) (IATA: VOGICAO: URWW) is an airport located 15 km northwest of the city of Volgograd in Russia. It comprises a civilian airport built on top of an older military runway (3300 m), now demolished, the terminal area parks 42 medium/large aircraft and 91 small aircraft.

A military training unit was present at Gumrak as late as 1994, the 706 UAP (706th Aviation Training Regiment), using Aero L-39 aircraft, however a more recent report puts 706 UAP at Beketovsk until 1997.[1] Volgograd Airport served as base for Air Volga. When the airline went bankrupt in April 2010, its aircraft and most of the routes were taken over by RusLine.

In 2012 it was announced that Volgograd airport would have a new terminal and runway built which would bring the airport up to European standards, it is currently being built and will be complete sometime in 2017.[2]

Battle of Stalingrad[edit]

The airport, then named Gumrak Airport, was used by the German 6th Army as fuel and supply depot (alongside with Pitomnik Airfield) during the Battle of Stalingrad in 1942/43. After the fall of Pitomnik on 17 January 1943, Gumrak was the only one of seven airfields around Stalingrad still in German hands,[3] on 22 January, a last He 111 aircraft left the airfield with 19 wounded soldiers, the last flight out of Stalingrad for the 6th Army.[4] Gumrak eventually was recaptured by the 293rd Rifle Division on 23 January, leaving the 6th Army without any means of direct support.[5]

Airport expansion for FIFA-2018[edit]

Old terminal building, that was demolished in 2016

In 2016, the new terminal of the airport was opened for international flights. Straight after opening, the first terminal building was demolished to give more space for a new terminal extension that is planned to be equipped with air-bridges, the construction is planned to finish before 9th May, where the terminal will open for passenger service and will integrate with terminal C[6]. The current Soviet-built building is planned to convert into a bus terminal.[7][8]


Currently, there is a construction of 1.2 kilometer railway line from Gumrak station to the airport. This will allow the passengers to get to Volgograd for less than 30 minutes, the construction is also planned to be finished in 2018.[9][10]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Aeroflot Moscow–Sheremetyevo
operated by Rossiya
Seasonal: Simferopol
AtlasGlobal Seasonal charter: Antalya (begins 28 April 2018)[11]
Ellinair Seasonal charter: Heraklion, Thessaloniki
Nordavia Seasonal: Simferopol
Nordwind Airlines Moscow-Sheremetyevo
Seasonal: Simferopol
S7 Airlines Moscow–Domodedovo
Saravia Seasonal: Yerevan
Ural Airlines Seasonal: Moscow–Domodedovo
Utair Seasonal: Kazan, Krasnodar, Samara, Sochi
Yamal Airlines Chelyabinsk

External links[edit]

Media related to Gumrak Airport at Wikimedia Commons

See also[edit]