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ICAO: UWWW

Kurumoch International Airport (IATA: KUF, ICAO: UWWW) is the international airport of Samara, Russia, located 35 km (22 mi) north of the city. Besides Samara, the airport serves Tolyatti - the second largest city in the region. The name of airport originated from the closest village Kurumoch 7 km (4 mi) southwest. The airport is responsible for serving the 4,500,000 citizens of Samarskaya Oblast. Kurumoch used to serve as a hub for Samara Airlines until the airline's dissolution.

Kurumoch became officially operational on May 15, 1961, as a domestic airport. Kurumoch is noted for being the largest airport (by passenger traffic) in the Volga Federal District. In 2014 Kurumoch Airport served 2,337,418 passengers, a +9.7% increase from that of 2013. Air traffic exceeded 29,000 aircraft in 2014, which is an +8.5% increase from the 2013 air traffic count. Kurumoch offered 81 destinations in 2014, the most popular one's being Moscow, Antalya, and Saint Petersburg. Over 60% of the flights were conducted by Aeroflot, Utair, S7 Airlines, Ural Airlines, and Nordwind Airlines. Kurumoch is one of the top 10 busiest airports in Russia.