Airport history

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The 2010s

March 17, 2010

Vnesheconombank and Bank Saint Petersburg signed an agreement on joint management of Khrabrovo airport.

April 1, 2010

ZAO Airport Khrabrovo started its activity in full operation.

June 1, 2010

AeroSviT airlines opened the flights on the route Odessa-Kaliningrad and Simferopol-Kaliningrad.

June 28, 2010

Polish LOT airlines resumed the flights from Warsaw to Kaliningrad after a two-year break.

July 19, 2010

O‘zbekiston Havo Yo‘llari airlines opened scheduled non-stop flights on the route Kaliningrad-Tashkent.

October 31, 2010

Avianova airlines began flights to Kaliningrad from Moscow and St. Petersburg.

June 2011

Rossia airlines started operating a new Russian An-148 aircraft on the route St. Petersburg-Kaliningrad.

July 30, 2011

The presidential plane Tu-214 with Dmitry Medvedev landed at Khrabrovo airport for the first time for the celebration of the Russian Navy day.

August 3, 2011

RusLine airlines started flights on the route Kaliningrad-Mineralnye Vody and later — Kaliningrad-Yekaterinburg.

September 28, 2011

The first jet bridge was put into operation. It allows the passengers to board a plane directly from the terminal building.

March 3, 2012

Kuban airlines started scheduled flights on the route Moscow (VKO)-Kaliningrad on Boeing 737-300.

June 5, 2012

Air Berlin airlines started direct scheduled flights on the route Berlin-Kaliningrad.

June 25, 2012

Red Wings airlines started scheduled flights on the route Moscow-Kaliningrad.

July 4, 2012

Kaliningrad region government signed an agreement of intent with OOO Aeroinvest and Bank Saint Petersburg PJSC. The new investor, OOO Aeroinvest, became the owner of 75% of the airport’s shares.

October 29, 2012

Transaero airlines started flights on the route Moscow (DME)-Kaliningrad.

March 20, 2013

Kaliningrad Air Traffic Management centre, one of the biggest ATM centres in Russia, was put into operation.

April 16, 2013

The new investor made a grand renewal of the construction of the passenger terminal.

July 15, 2013

Douglas DC-3, world aviation legend, landed in Khrabrovo airport after a demonstration flight from Sweden.

September 1, 2013

SAS airlines stopped flights on the route Kaliningrad-Copenhagen due to low profitability.

October 1, 2013

An-124 Ruslan, one of the largest cargo planes in the world, made its first cargo flight to Kaliningrad and delivered a mobile gas turbine power station to the region.

June 1, 2014

Air Baltic airlines stopped flight to Kaliningrad.

October 29, 2013

Kaliningrad airport was the first in the region to have the honor of taking the Olympic flame.

June 5, 2014

Vueling Airlines, a Spanish low-cost carrier, started scheduled flights on the route Barcelona-Kaliningrad.

June 16, 2014

Montenegro Airlines made their first scheduled flight on the route Podgorica (Montenegro)-Kaliningrad.

October 31, 2014

Construction and installation work began as part of the second stage of the reconstruction of Khrabrovo airport. FSUE «Administration of Civil Airports (Airfields)» was the customer.

November 8, 2014

Minister of transport of the Russian Federation Maxim Sokolov decided to introduce the open skies regime with the fifth degree of freedom of the air for Khrabrovo airport.

May 31, 2015

Transaero airlines started scheduled flights on the route Sochi-Kaliningrad.

June 9, 2015

Ellinair Greek airlines started direct flights from Kaliningrad to Thessaloniki as part of a seasonal program.

October 8, 2015

Kaliningrad airport celebrated its 70th anniversary.

October 25, 2015

As a response to the ban on Russian airlines flights to Ukraine, Russian Ministry of Transport prohibited Ukrainian airlines to fly to Russia starting from October 25. Flights to Kiev from Kaliningrad airport stopped.

Khrabrovo Airport suspended night flights (from 10pm to 08am) because of the reconstruction of the airfield and the runway, the length of which would increase from 2500m to 3350m and would allow operating wide-body aircraft.

October 26, 2015

Nordavia airlines started new flights on the route St. Petersburg-Kaliningrad.

November 4, 2015

Pobeda low-cost airlines started flights on the route Moscow-Kaliningrad.

January 10, 2016

German carrier Air Berlin stopped flights to Kaliningrad. Prior to this, the airline carried out four flights from Berlin to Kaliningrad daily.

March 27, 2016

Pobeda low-cost airlines stopped flights on the route Moscow-Kaliningrad.

April 23, 2016

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev approved the list, which included 91 airports of federal importance. Kaliningrad Khrabrovo airport was included in the list.

June 8, 2016

Legal organizational form of ZAO Airport Khrabrovo changed as it became a non-public joint-stock company and received the name JSC Airport Khrabrovo.

June 16, 2016

Bulgaria Air airlines started direct scheduled flights on the route Kaliningrad-Varna.

July 6, 2016

During the working trip to Kaliningrad of the First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov, it became known that the Russian company Novaport (Roman Trotsenko is the chair of the Board) became the new owner of JSC Airport Khrabrovo, and bought 100% of the shares. The new owner postponed the completion date for the construction of the passenger terminal to the end of 2017.

November 5, 2016

Rosaviatsiya terminated the contract with Stroynovatsiya, which was engaged in the reconstruction of Khrabrovo airport runway.

December 29, 2016

Moscow’s Centrodorstroy became the new general contractor for runway reconstruction. Its length was to increase from 2500 meters to 3,350 meters.

January 3, 2017

Aeroflot’s A321-211 (VP-BES), which performed SU1008 / AFL1008 flight on the route Moscow-Kaliningrad at 22-54, whilst landing in Kaliningrad, rolled out onto the runway shoulders for 5 meters, which caused the breakage of nose landing gear. The passengers and the crew were evacuated with the help of inflatable escape chutes. No one was seriously injured. After the aircraft was evacuated from the runway on January 5 at 6am, the airport resumed its work.

February 28, 2017

Due to runway extension works, the airport’s working hours were limited. During the winter schedule from March 15 to March 25 and during the spring-summer schedule — from March 26 to October 28 — the airport operates on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays from 8am to 10pm, on Tuesdays and Saturdays — from 8am to 9pm, and on Wednesdays and Sundays — from 1pm to 10pm. From June 2 to September 1, Khrabrovo temporarily resumed work on Fridays from 8am to 12pm.

June 5, 2017 года

Polish LOT airlines resumed regular flights between Warsaw and Kaliningrad. In Kaliningrad, the plane was greeted by a water arch, which became a tradition. LOT plans to perform up to six flights a week on modern Bombardier Q400 aircraft.

July 25, 2017

The first stage of the new passenger terminal of the airport with a total area of 25 494 square meters was put into operation.

October 4, 2017

UVT Aero airlines started performing new flights on the route Kaliningrad-Kazan-Ufa-Novy Urengoy twice a week.