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Vnukovo International Airport

Международный аэропорт Внуково

Mezhdunarodnyĭ aėroport Vnukovo
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Airport type Public
Operator JSC "Vnukovo Airport"
Serves Moscow
Location Moscow, Russia
Hub for
  • Azur Air
  • Gazpromavia
  • I-Fly
  • Pobeda
  • RusLine
  • Utair
Elevation AMSL 209 m / 686 ft
Coordinates 55°35′46″N 37°16′03″E / 55.59611°N 37.26750°E / 55.59611; 37.26750
Runway Length Surface
m ft
06/24 3,500 11,483 Concrete
01/19 3,060 10,039 Concrete
Statistics (2017)
Passengers 18,139,000
Aircraft movements 163,600
Source: DAFIF, airport web site

Vnukovo International Airport, formally "Vnukovo International Airport named after Andrei Tupolev", (Russian: Международный аэропорт Внуково; IPA: [ˈvnukəvə]) (IATA: VKOICAO: UUWW), is a dual-runway international airport located 28 kilometres (17 mi) southwest of the centre of Moscow, Russia.

It is one of the four major airports that serve Moscow, along with Moscow Domodedovo Airport, Sheremetyevo International Airport, and Zhukovsky International Airport.

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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