Barnaul International Airport named after German Stepanovich Titov (sometimes Mikhailovka Airport) is a class B airport , located 17 km west of the city center of Barnaul in the Altai Territory along the Pavlovsky tract. Administratively, the airport is part of Barnaul. It is a federal airport. The second operating airport (small aviation airport) in the Altai Territory is located in the resort town of Belokurikha.
The airport appeared in 1937 when an aviation division was created, the first aircraft based at the Barnaul airfield were Po-2s. During the period of preparation for the war with Japan, the 401st Air Defense Fighter Aviation Regiment from the 297th IAD was based on La-7 aircraft at the airfield from July 1945. The regiment was relocated from the Leningrad Air Defense Army by a railway echelon and without materiel. The regiment received aircraft already here, at the Barnaul airfield. With the outbreak of war, the regiment was relocated to field airfields in Mongolia. After the end of the war, the regiment returned to the airfield, and on February 13, 1947, it was relocated to the Domna airfield.
On March 12, 1967, to the west of the city, a new modern airport complex was put into operation with a 2000 × 50 m stranded concrete runway, taxiways, an apron, a hotel and all the necessary office space. In the same year, direct communication with Moscow was opened.
On January 2, 1975, after the runway was lengthened from 2000 to 2500 m, the airport began to receive Tu-154s.
In 1995 it was given the status of an international airport.
In 1998, the airport runway was modernized, work was carried out to lengthen it up to 2850 m, which allowed Barnaul Airport to receive aircraft of almost all existing types.
On June 26, 2008, a new arrivals sector was opened with a capacity of 500 people per hour.
On May 27, 2010, at the session of the Altai Territory Legislative Assembly, a resolution was adopted to name Barnaul Airport after German Stepanovich Titov.
It is planned to build an international sector with an area of 7000 m² and lengthen the runway, which will allow to receive all types of aircraft without restrictions.
An-12, An-24, An-26, An-28, An-30, An-32, An-72, An-74, An-124, An-148, Il-18, Il-62, Il- 76, Il-86, Il-96, Yak-40, Yak-42, Tu-134, Tu-154, Tu-204, Tu-214, Airbus A310, A319, A320, A321, A330, A350, Boeing 737, Boeing 747, Boeing 757, Boeing 767, Boeing 777, Bombardier CRJ-100, Bombardier CRJ-200, Embraer E-Jet ERJ-170, ATR-42, -72, British Aerospace 125, lower class aircraft and helicopters of all types.
In 2010, the airport served 318.66 thousand passengers, which is 12.2% more than in 2009. Antalya, Bangkok, Sharm el-Sheikh, Hannover were the priority destinations on international flights. These flights were operated by the airlines "North Wind", "Orenburg Airlines", "Kuban Airlines".
In 2012, the airport in the capital of the Altai Territory increased passenger traffic by 5.7%, but at the same time significantly reduced the number of flights. This was reported on January 16 by the official website of the Altai Territory. Passenger traffic at Barnaul Airport has grown to 377,000 people, according to the company. “338,000 passengers were served on domestic flights, and 39,000 passengers on international routes. Barnaul — Moscow remains the most popular destination for domestic flights. Antalya, Bangkok, Cam Ranh and Düsseldorf were the leaders on external flights in 2012”.
In early 2013, UTair ceased its communication between Barnaul and Moscow, noting that it was not going to leave this route for a long time. In the spring, the VIM-Avia company was going to enter this route, but due to undisclosed circumstances, not a single flight took place. On September 21, 2013, Yamal Airlines began to operate morning flights from Barnaul to Moscow Domodedovo Airport on the 1st, 2nd, 4th, 6th days of the week.