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Gelendzhik airport is an airport in the Krasnodar Territory located within the Gelendzhik city boundaries, on the west coast of Gelendzhik Bay near Tonky mull.

Gelendzhik airport is the first greenfield airport project in Russia within the last 25 years. Its construction commenced in 2005. Within the next five years, a state-of-the-art terminal building and runway were constructed. The first commercial flight was handled on 29 May 2010.

During the Soviet era, the airport handled Аn-24, Аn-26, and lighter aircraft. The dimensions of the first runway were 1,500x40 m. In the 1980s, there were up to 34 outbound flights a day departing from Gelendzhik airport. In the 1990s, passenger traffic fell considerably, and as a result in 2000 only one flight was carried out. Since 2004, the airport has virtually been out of operation. At the same time, the decision was made on its reconstruction. Upon its completion, the airport will be capable of accommodating Boeing and Airbus aircraft, as well as Russian-made Тu-154, Yak-42, and Тu-204 aircraft.

The new Gelendzhik airport runway with 3,100х45 m dimensions is one of the best in Russia. Passenger terminal capacity is 140 passengers per hour.

The nearest airports are 83 km (Anapa International Airport), 170 km (Krasnodar International Airport) and 247 km (Sochi International Airport) away. 

In 2014, Gelendzhik Airport was named the best regional airport of the country according to the results of Air Gateway of Russia online air passengers voting and furthermore won the second prize as the best regional airport with a passenger traffic of up to 0.5 MPPA. 

In 2015. Gelendzhik Airport received the Third Prize in 'The best regional airport with a passenger traffic of up to 0.5 MPPA' nomination.



On 29 May 2015 Gelendzhik airport celebrated its 5th anniversary. On that day the welcoming ceremony was held for the flight that brought the 1 003 000th passenger. Within this period the airport handled 14 508 flights. Within the same 5-year period the number of flights accommodated by Gelendzhik airport in the summer period demonstrated a twofold increase: from seven in 2010 up to 14 in 2015.


In 2014, Gelendzhik airport serviced 236,210 passengers - 20% more than in 2013.

From September 4 until September 7, Gelendzhik hosted 2014 Sea Aviation Show, the X Sea Aviation International Exhibition and Scientific Conference. The airport's preparation for the Sea Aviation Show comprised the development of a convenient schedule of departures and arrivals both for the aircrafts which operated the demonstration flights, and for the scheduled flights to/from Gelendzhik during the show.


Gelendzhik airport is capable of handling the following aircrafts: Airbus A320, Boeing 757, Boeing 767, Tu-154, Tu- 204, Il -76 and all aircrafts with a lesser maximum take-off weight, as well as all types of helicopters. Takeoff and landing of aircrafts with a high level of noise, Tu- 134, Tu - 154, Il - 76, Il -62, and Yak-42, is restricted daily between 19.00 - 03.00 UTC.


Reconstructed Gelendzhik Airport handled its first scheduled flight, operated by Aeroflot. SU705 flight "Moscow - Gelendzhik " was operated by Airbus A320 VP-BWE "Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov." The flight was performed on May 29th, which has been established as the official birthday of Gelendzhik airport.


Kuban Airlines Yak-42 aircraft performed the first testing landing and takeoff on the new runway.


Gelendzhik airport was closed for renovation during which a new runway and a temporary passenger terminal were constructed. Gelendzhik Airport is a separate division of Krasnodar International Airport, a member of the Basel Aero airport holding.


Passenger traffic decreased significantly; in 2000 Gelendzhik airport was serving only one daily flight. In the Soviet era, the airport handled AN- 24, AN -26, and all aircrafts with a lesser maximum take-off weight (and all types of helicopters), serving domestic and regional routes. Direct flights from Moscow were operated by An-24 from Bykovo airport, now closed, usually with two landings en-route, for example, in Voronezh and Krasnodar.


Up to 34 flights a day were operated from Gelendzhik airport.


The majority of the flights were operated by An-24 and L-410. The dimensions of the first runway (RWY 03/21) were 1500x40 m.