Beslan Airport is a civilian airport located in the Republic of North Ossetia–Alania, Russia, situated 5 km northeast of Beslan and 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) from Vladikavkaz. It is operated by FGUP "Vladikavkazskoe aviapredpriyatie." The airport is elevated at 1,673 ft / 510 m above mean sea level and can be found on the map at 43°12′18″N 044°36′24″E. It has one concrete runway directed 10/28, with a length of 9,843 ft/3,000 m.
Beslan Airport became certified on November 18, 2008 to service the Airbus A319, which will replace the Tupolev Tu-154 on S7 Airlines services to Moscow-Domodedovo. This aircraft is ideal for flights to Vladikavkaz because it utilizes an acceptable load on the runway during take-off and landing compared to the Boeing 737-500, which type was banned from the airport since 2007.
The Republic of North Ossetia–Alania is a federal subject of Russia. Its capital is the city of Vladikavkaz. It is located in northern Caucasus, with its northern part situated in Stavropol Plain. It has a total area of 8,000 square kilometers (3,100 sq mi), 22% of which is covered by forests. The republic’s tourism industry is developing, with numerous projects under a program for spa, resort, and tourism development has been successfully implemented in the mountainous part of the republic. There are approximately 3,000 historical monuments in the republic. More than half of the area is occupied by Alania National Park, the North Ossetia National Preserve, and game preserves.
Beslan Airport has two terminals, each for domestic and international operations. The latter’s terminal serves occasional charter flights to Antalya (Turkey) and a number of other destinations.
Services and Facilities
The airport’s operational hours are from 09h00 to 20h00 Moscow time. The airlines that operate at Beslan Airport are Orenair (Moscow-Domodedovo), Pobeda (Moscow), S7 Airlines (Moscow-Domodedovo), and UTair Aviation (Moscow-Vnukovo). Aside from this information, there are no other details available regarding the services and facilities at the airport. To avoid hassle, be well prepared before going to the airport, bring all the necessities just in case these are not available at Beslan Airport.
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