Besovec, Petrozavodsk

 

 

 
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ICAO: ULPB

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. It flies the Sukhoi Su-27 aircraft and is now part of the 54th Air Defence Corps, 6th Air and Air Defence Forces Army.

A brief historical background Airport

1939-1964: Besovets Airfield
1964–1994: Petrozavodsk-2 Airport
1994–2002: State Aviation Enterprise “Besovets Airport”
2002: Closed Joint-Stock Company Besovets-1 Airport
2002—2009: Closed Joint-Stock Company “Airport Petrozavodsk”
2009-2011: Petrozavodsk Airport Autonomous institution of the Republic of Karelia
since 2012: Petrozavodsk Airport, a budgetary institution of the Republic of Karelia

 

Since January 2016, regular passenger flights from the airport have been resumed.