General information
Formed

- in 1954

Population

- 1 550 K. people

Climate

- moderately continental

Area

- 27.1 thous. km²

Population density

- 57.2 people/km²

Federal district

- Central

Administrative centre

- Belgorod

Manpower number

- 823.2 K people

Economic region

- Central Black Earth region


Big producing and processing area
with advantageous geographical location and extended transport infrastructure


Distance from Belgorod to Moscow
577 km
1 h

- by air

695 km
6 h 45 min

- by rail

669 km
8 h 41 min

- by road

There is Belgorod International Airport in the region. It handles passenger flights 24 hours a day. Belgorod Airport was built in 1954 and after 41 years in 1995 it was given a status of international air transportation center. After the reconstruction of the airport in 2012, the airport capacity increased up to 500 thous. passangers  a year. Now it is a federal airport.

Nowadays Belgorod International Airport has two runways. The length of a runway with bituminous concrete surface is 2500 m and the width is 45 m. The length of unpaved runway is 2450 m, the width is 49 m.

Generally, the airport serves regional flights and has a permission for international charter flights. Thus, since April 2012 a new programme of charter transportation to Greece, Turkey, Spain have become available in cooperation with Pegas Touristik travel company. The number of Moscow – Belgorod flights increased up to 5-6 times a day with UTair company.

In order to enhance safety, renovation of airdrome equipment was required due to a great number of passengers. A lot of special equipment for servicing runways and aircraft engines, as well as a comfortable airport bus MAZ were purchased. Also a fire-fighting service park was renovated. Since September all new facilities have been connected to the mains.

In October 2012 the Federal Air Transport Agency granted a permission to Belgorod International Airport for receiving the Boeing 767 aircrafts. Receiving the first wide-body aircraft Boeing was performed after four days of granting permission, and the airport became the second airport in the Central Federal District that could receive wide-body aircrafts.

In 2013 the airport was recognized as the best airport in the CIS.