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8 october 2019

Kaliningrad Airport celebrates its 74th anniversary

The airport was founded on October 8, 1945 – on this day, the head of the Main Directorate of the Civil Air Fleet under the Council of People's Commissars of the USSR (CAF), Air Marshal F.A. Astakhov signed order No. 199 “On the foundation of the CAF airport in Königsberg”.

Kaliningrad Airport was founded in Königsberg on the basis of one of the oldest airfields in Europe, Devau, which the history of emergence of civil aviation in Russia is associated with. In October 1945, the first passenger plane landed on the airfield and resumed Moscow-Königsberg-Berlin airline, which was interrupted by the war.

In 1946, the airport received the name Kaliningrad airport, after the city of Königsberg was renamed Kaliningrad.

In the early 1960s, with the beginning of development of jet aviation, Khrabrovo airfield began to operate for civilian flights.

Over its 74-year history, the airport has gone through all the stages of development inherent in world civil aviation: from the operation of light-engine passenger aircrafts to modern jet liners using the latest passenger service technologies. In 2018, the passenger traffic at Khrabrovo Airport reached 2 million people for the first time in its history.

Today, the airport is actively developing. The geography of flights from Kaliningrad to domestic destinations is expanding. Active work is underway to attract air carriers and establish new international and domestic routes.

Khrabrovo Airport JSC congratulates all the employees and veterans of the enterprise on the 74th anniversary of the foundation of Kaliningrad Airport! We wish you health, success, prosperity and a clear peaceful sky! 

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