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Международный аэропорт Внуково
Mezhdunarodnyĭ aėroport Vnukovo
|IATA: VKO – ICAO: UUWW – LID: ВНК|
|Operator||JSC "Vnukovo Airport"|
|Elevation AMSL||209 m / 686 ft|
|Source: DAFIF, airport web site|
Vnukovo International Airport, formally "Vnukovo International Airport named after Andrei Tupolev", (Russian: Международный аэропорт Внуково; IPA: [ˈvnukəvə]) (IATA: VKO, ICAO: UUWW), is a dual-runway international airport located 28 kilometres (17 mi) southwest of the centre of Moscow, Russia.
In 2015, the airport handled 15.82 million passengers. It is the third-busiest airport in Russia.
Vnukovo is Moscow's oldest operating airport. It was opened and used for military operations during the Second World War, but became a civilian facility after the war.
In 1980, Vnukovo was expanded because of the 22nd Summer Olympic Games.
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