Airport of Talagi. History of formation, characteristics
Talagi Airport is a large airport with international status and located in the north of Russia near Arkhangelsk. It was founded in the 60s of the XX century.
The airport of Talagi was named after the town of the same name in the Arkhangelsk region, next to which it is located. The history of its foundation is directly connected with the formation of northern aviation.
The airport was built in the winter of 1963 by the militarybuilders who built an artificial concrete runway here. The first aircraft was a domestic Il-18, which landed here on February 5. The aircraft carried out a technical flight from Moscow to Arkhangelsk. It is this date that is considered the birthday of the airport. Since February 25, planes have started flying from Talagi daily to Leningrad and Moscow. In November 1964 the airport complex began to operate. Since 1966 the service of the An-24 aircraft has begun. By 1974, the fleet was replenished with the Yak-40, Tu-134 and Mi-6 and Mi-8 helicopters.
In 1973, the airport was establishedCivil Aviation Administration. The geography of the routes included more than 60 settlements of the USSR and allied states. In 1978, the amount of passenger traffic was more than 1.5 million people. In 1991, the Arkhangelsk air squadron used virtually all types of aircraft and helicopters, with the exception of IL-86 and Il-62. In 1991, the airport of Talagi became an independent organization.
Since 1998, here air base # 89 of the air defense corps No. 21 is based. It includes the Mi-8, MTV-1 and An-26 aircraft.
In 2009, Talagi received an admission to the maintenance of modern Airbus "A-320" and "A-319".
The development of aero node at the present stage
At the end of August 2011, plannedwork on the reconstruction of the air terminal complex. Two pedestrian galleries and two teletraps were put into operation as early as 2015. Thanks to this, passengers were boarded on board without going to the platform. The baggage will now be issued on the first floor of the terminal. Other Russian airports, located in the North, do not have telepaths, unlike Talagi. Funds for reconstruction were highlighted by the airport management. In autumn 2015, the construction of a new terminal complex, the area of which is more than 2000 m2. After the terminal construction, the airfield complex will be reconstructed. The drainage system will be improved. Similar works have not been conducted here for more than half a century.
Serviced aircraft types
The runway has an artificialasphalt-concrete coating. Its width is 44 meters, and the length is 2.5 kilometers. Such characteristics allow servicing all modifications of helicopters, as well as aircraft types:
- "An" (12, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32, 72, 74, 148);
- "Il" (76 and 177);
- "Tu" (134, 154 and 204);
- "Yak" (40 and 42);
- Airbuses "A-319", "A-320" and "A-321";
- "ATP" 42 and 72;
- Boeing 737, 757 and 767;
- "MD 87";
Airlines and destinations
Talagi is the basic air transport hub for the Russian carrier Nordavia. Other domestic carriers are served here:
- "SCC Russia";
- "Pegas Fly";
The most popular destinations for regular flights are Moscow (all airports), St. Petersburg, Naryan-Mar, Murmansk, Syktyvkar, from summer - Anapa, Sochi, Simferopol.
Pegas Fly Company performs charter flightsflights to Bangkok. The company "NordVind", in addition to Bangkok, offers passengers to fly from Arkhangelsk to Barcelona, Burgas, Heraklion, Monastir, Larnaca and Sharjah.
In addition to Russian, Talagi is also served by 2 European airlines performing seasonal flights:
- "Air Europe" (flies to Barcelona);
- "Astra Airlines" (in Thessaloniki).
Talagi Airport: how to reach
Public transport to the airport runs from Arkhangelsk and Severodvinsk.
From the Maritime Station in Arkhangelsk departbuses number 12, which run at intervals of approximately 20 minutes. You can take the route "Talagi-Arkhangelsk" by taxi №32, which departs from the railway station. The total travel time is half an hour.
From Severodvinsk buses number 153 to the airportTalagi leave from the bus stop, located at ul. Karl Marx 19. They are sent 6 times a day - at 4-30, 6-00, 9-05, 11-00, 14-00 and 20-00.
Passengers departing from Talaga note thatreconstruction has benefited the airport - improved infrastructure, there was a free parking, Wi-Fi, souvenir shops opened. However, there are some points to work on:
- speed of passenger service;
- discrepancy between the time of departure of buses to the current timetable;
- old armchairs in the waiting room;
- extraneous smells in the terminal building;
- the lack of rooms for smoking.
The airport of Talagi is one of the fewtransport nodes of the European North of Russia. Passengers note that the structure of the airport complex is imperfect. But the reason for this is the fact that the work on the modernization of the terminal and the airport began to be performed only in 2011.</ p>>