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Petrozavodsk Airport

Airport information
Airport typeCivil/military
OperatorMinistry of Economic Development of the Republic of Karelia
ServesPetrozavodsk, Russia
LocationBesovets, Russia
Elevation46 m (151 ft)

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Petrozavodsk Airport ( , ; ; ex: Besovets, Petrozavodsk-2) is a joint civil-military airport in Russia located 12 km (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 991 IAP (991st Interceptor Aviation Regiment), which flew MiG-25 Foxbat aircraft. In 1992-93, the 159 IAP (159th Interceptor Aviation Regiment) transferred in from Poland, having left the 4th Air Army. It flies the Sukhoi Su-27 aircraft and is now part of the 54th Air Defence Corps, 6th Air Army.

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