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Koltsovo Airport

Airport information
 Location of airport in Sverdlovsk Oblast
Airport typePublic
OperatorKoltsovo International Airport
Ural Airlines
Elevation233 m (764 ft)

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Koltsovo Airport ( ) is an international airport located 16 km (10 mi) southeast of Yekaterinburg, Russia. The airport is a hub for Ural Airlines and Aviacon Zitotrans.

The airport was opened in 1928 as a military airbase and became a civilian airport on July 10, 1943. In October 1993 it acquired international status.As of 2005, Koltsovo is the fifth largest airport in Russia and a member of Airports Council International (ACI). In 2006, it handled 1,764,948 passengers and 15,519 metric tonnes of cargo. In 2007, it handled 2,345,097 passengers, representing a 32.9% increase compared to the previous year. The airport has sixty aircraft stands and serves more than 50 destinations worldwide including a dozen in Europe.

The new international terminal opened in December 2005, and the new domestic terminal in October 2007. A new logistics center and a large cargo terminal are currently under construction. A third runway has been constructed in June 2009, enabling the airport to handle all types of heavy aircraft, including Airbus A380. Koltsovo Airport is also officially able to handle Airbus A320, Boeing 737, Boeing 747, and Airbus A330. The new air traffic control tower was also completed in June.

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