Astrakhan International Airport named after B. M. Kustodiev (until the early 2000s it was called Narimanovo) is a federal airport located on the southern outskirts of the city of Astrakhan, 8 km south of the city center. The official name of the airport is Astrakhan.
Four airlines operate regular daily flights to Moscow: Rossiya, Aeroflot, S7 Airlines and Pobeda. There are also international flights to Antalya (Turkey), Aktau (Kazakhstan), Osh (Kyrgyzstan), Baku (Azerbaijan). (as of December 2021). The number of flights from the airport after the collapse of the USSR decreased by more than 10 times.
Class B airfield, capable of receiving An-12, An-24, An-28, An-72, An-74, An-124, An-148, An-225, Boeing 737-300, 400, 500, 600, 700, 800 and modifications, B-747 and modifications, B-757, B-767 and modifications, A-310, A-319-100, A-320 and modifications, A-321 and modifications, DC-8, MD− 11, ATR-42 and modifications, CRJ-100/200, SAAB-2000 and modifications, SAAB−340 and modifications, EMB-120 and modifications, Sukhoi Superjet 100, Il-18, Il-114, Il-76, Il- 96-400, Tu-134, Tu-154, Tu-204, Yak-40, Yak-42 and other class III and IV aircraft, as well as helicopters of all types.
Maximum takeoff weight of the aircraft: 191 tons. Runway Classification Number (PCN) 63/F/C/X/T. The airfield equipment allows aircraft to land according to the ICAO category I meteorological minimum (visibility on the runway is 800 m, the height of the base of the clouds is 60 m).
Privolzhsky military airfield is located 16 km northwest of the Astrakhan airfield, from 1963 to 1979 it was the main airport in Astrakhan. To the south-east of the city of Astrakhan there are two sports airfields Osypnoy Bugor and Tri Protoka.
The first official airport in Astrakhan was opened in 1936; it was located southeast of the city, near the village of Osypnoy Bugor (the airfield began to function in 1932). Now there is a sports airfield of the same name.
In 1945, the former military airfield Stalinsky (the current territory of the airfield) was transferred to civil aviation, which received the new name Narimanovo. The airfield had a dirt runway (runway) and one small brick runway. From that moment until the end of the 1970s, it was used as an airport for local airlines.
In the 1950s, Li-2 aircraft and Mi-1 helicopters were based at the airfield, in the early 1960s, Il-14 and An-2 aircraft arrived, in the early 1970s, An-24 aircraft and Ka-26 helicopters.
Parking at Astrakhan airport. year 2013
In 1979, a new airport terminal and a concrete runway were opened, which made it possible to start operating Tu-134 turbojet aircraft. Narimanovo became the main airport of Astrakhan.
Before the collapse of the USSR, the Astrakhan united squadron included: five Tu-134 aircraft (tail numbers 65055, 65080, 65102, 65825, 65828), nine An-24 aircraft (tail numbers 46208, 46225, 46258, 46294, 46308, 46402, 46834, 46834, , 47260), in 1990 two Yak-42D aircraft (tail numbers 42415, 42417) were received. In addition, there were a large number of An-2 aircraft and Ka-26 helicopters.
Until the mid-1990s, there were several airports of local airlines in the Astrakhan region, in particular, Enotaevka, Zelenga, Caspian.
In 1994, the Astrakhan United Air Squadron was reorganized into Astrakhan Airport OJSC and Astrakhan Airlines OJSC. In May 2005, JSC Astrakhan Airlines completed its flights, and the airline with a 70-year history of development ceased to exist.
In 2008, the first stage of reconstruction of the airfield runway (its alignment and strengthening) was carried out, which allowed the airport to receive Boeing-737 aircraft, a new command and control tower was built.
On October 25, 2010, the State Acceptance Committee, approved by order of the Federal Air Transport Agency No. 374 dated September 30, 2010, accepted work on the object “Reconstruction of runway pavements and layout of the airfield at Astrakhan Airport, Astrakhan Region”. According to the conclusion of the commission, the work has been completed in accordance with the project, meets sanitary and epidemiological, fire, building codes and regulations and state standards, and is being put into effect. Since then, the runway at the airport has a length of 3200 m, the pavement is made of reinforced concrete, reinforced with asphalt concrete. The airfield corresponds to an aerodrome of class B, category I ICAO. Runway Classification Number (PCN) 63/F/C/X/T.
According to the results of the voting "We choose great names" on December 5, 2018, the airport received the name of Boris Kustodiev. Despite the fact that the official order of Rosaviatsia was never published, the new full name began to be actively introduced into use by local online publications.
The growth of the main indicators for 2008 compared to 2006 ranged from 31% to 200%, and passenger traffic doubled.
Airfield Astrakhan class B.