Petrozavodsk Airport

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Petrozavodsk Airport

Petroskoin Lendoazema

Аэропорт Петрозаводск
Airport Petrozavodsk Besovets 2018.jpg
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


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

Accidents and incidents

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.

External links

  • Airport Official website (in Russian)
  • Airport information for ULPB at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
  • Airport information for ULPB at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
  • Accident history for PES at Aviation Safety Network

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