Koltsovo Airport, also known is an international airport located just 10 miles away from the southeast of Yekaterinburg, the Russian city that extends over the boundaries between Asia and Europe. Regarded as the largest regional airport in Russia, the airport boasts of a favorable location, a great network of flights connecting popular airports, and an excellent infrastructure with a wide array of facilities.
Acting as a hub for Aviacon Zitotrans and Ural Airlines, this airport is a good example for a point-to-point airport, and is gradually becoming into a complete hub that can handle more passenger traffic.
Terminals and Infrastructure
The Airport is split into two terminals, which handle international flights and domestic flights respectively. Recent expansion of the runway and installation of a dedicated air traffic control unit allowed the airport to accommodate bigger flights and larger aircrafts including Airbus A320, Airbus A330, Airbus A380, Boeing 737 and Boeing 747.
The Koltsovo Airport strives to meet the expectations of the passengers, and become a better facility that not just offers point-to-point, regional flights but also international flights to top airports dotted around Europe and Asia. Aggressive expansion plans -in view of the 2018 FIFA world cup- could only help its ambitions to develop into one of the largest air hub in Russia.
Airlines and Destinations
More than 30 international and domestic airlines connect this airport with more than 50 cities all over the world. The airport flies over 110 direct flights to different destinations including several international hubs, thus making it easy for passengers to practically any place in the world. Inferior only to airports of Moscow, and St Petersburg, the Koltsovo Airport holds fifth position in terms of the number of passengers of served per year.
Flights to this airport are operated by airlines such as Air Arabia, Lufthansa, Finnair ,Turkish, Airlines, Czech Airlines, Aeroflot etc.
From the times when its airfield was closely associated with the development of Koltsovo military aerodrome to the modern era, which saw the Air Force airstrip become a contemporary facility for air travel, the Koltsovo Airport has always served the needs of the passengers and will continue to do so in near future.