Knevichi International Airport (Vladivostok): history, infrastructure and official website

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Knevichi International Airport (Vladivostok): history, infrastructure and official website
Knevichi International Airport (Vladivostok): history, infrastructure and official website

Vladivostok is a modern colorful city, located on the slopes descending to the sea. Travelers from all over the world come here to see the unique nature of the region and plunge into the sea romance. If you fly by plane, the first sight of Vladivostok that you can see will be Knevichi International Airport.

knevichi airport vladivostok
knevichi airport vladivostok

A bit of history

The history of the Knevichi Airport in Vladivostok begins in August 1932. At that time, the first technical flight of a seaplane to Ozernye Klyuchi was made, and a few days later it delivered four passengers from Khabarovsk. Since then, flights between these cities have become regular.

During the war, the airfield was engaged in the transportation of weapons and shells for the needs of the front, and immediately after it ended, Vladivostok planes patrolled the forests, helped geologists, and were used in agriculture and fishing.

IL-12 aircraft began to carry out the first passenger flights on the Moscow-Vladivostok route already in 1948, until in 1956 they were replaced by jet Tu-104s on the same route.

The airfield expanded, new types of aircraft and various types ofworks.

The beginning of the airport "Knevichi" in Vladivostok was the first brick building of the terminal, built in 1961. Its capacity was 200 people.

For many years, the airport continued to develop dynamically, the building, types of aircraft and directions were improved, the flow of passengers expanded, new terminals were built.

In 1992, Knevichi Airport in Vladivostok received international status, and in 2010 it was awarded the title of the best among developing airports.

Today it is the base for Vladivostok Air and has the right to accept all types of aircraft on its new modern runways and serve the entire range of flights on domestic and international flights.

Knevichi airport Vladivostok timetable
Knevichi airport Vladivostok timetable

The main airlines whose flights are included in the airport's schedule are:

  • "Aeroflot".
  • "C7 Airlines".
  • Ural Airlines.
  • "Yakutia".
  • "Angara".
  • Uzbekistan Airlines.
  • "Aurora".


Popular international destinations of Knevichi Airport in Vladivostok:

  • China.
  • Thailand.
  • Korea.
  • Japan.
  • Vietnam.
  • Singapore.

And the most popular domestic destination has always been and remains the Moscow-Vladivostok flight.

Flights to Khabarovsk, Komsomolsk are also in demand -on-Amur, Blagoveshchensk, Irkutsk, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Magadan, Krasnoyarsk, Mineralnye Vody, Simferopol, Murmansk, Astrakhan and many other cities in Russia and the CIS.

Terminal infrastructure

For the convenience of passengers, cafes and restaurants operate in the airport building, there are shops and a first-aid post, various ATMs operate around the clock (Far Eastern Bank, Sberbank, VTB-24 and Rosbank). You can use the left-luggage offices and waiting rooms, both ordinary and VIP-class.

There are taxi and car rental services.

For passengers who have passed check-in and customs control, a Duty Free shop is open.

In accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation, smoking in the airport premises is strictly prohibited. Smoking areas with special bins are located outside near the airport entrance/exit.

Knevichi Airport Website (Vladivostok)

A lot of useful information can be found on the airport's official website.

knevichi airport vladivostok website
knevichi airport vladivostok website

For example:

  • you can see the flight schedule;
  • open online scoreboard with departures and arrivals;
  • watch airport news or learn about its history;
  • read information about management and employees;
  • view vacancies;
  • study terminal diagrams;
  • get acquainted with the train schedule Vladivostok - Knevichi airport, as well as get information about buses, taxis and parking for your own car;
  • learn about the services provided andpromotions (for example, you can now apply for participation in the Mystery Shopper or Mystery Passenger programs, which will be held in December 2017)

In addition to all this, you can see the necessary information about luggage: how to check it in and what you can carry, what to do in case of loss or damage to bags, suitcases and other property checked in the luggage compartment.

Information on the official page is updated promptly, navigation on the site is very convenient, the interface is friendly. The site is very pleasant to use.

How to get to the airport

It is located in Primorsky Krai, 38 kilometers from the center of Vladivostok and 4.5 kilometers from the city of Artem.

The cheapest way is to travel by bus or fixed-route taxi. The road from Vladivostok will take about an hour, the ticket price does not exceed 100 rubles.

If you go by taxi, the price of the trip will be from 1,000 to 1,500 rubles.

Another convenient way to get to the airport is to take the Aeroexpress Knevichi Airport - Vladivostok. It is better to check the timetable in the help desk. The ticket price depends on the class and ranges from 200 to 400 rubles.

train schedule vladivostok airport knevichi
train schedule vladivostok airport knevichi

There are also transport links between the airport and other neighboring cities.