Situated at the eastern part of Khabarovsk in Khabarovsk Krai, Russia is the Khabarovsk Novy Airport. It is a public airport owned by the Government of the Khabarovsky Region and operated by OAO Khabarovsk Airport. The airport is elevated at 244 feet or 74 metres, and has two runways. The concrete surfaced runway is designated 05R/23L and is 13,124 feet or 4,000 metres long, while the asphalt surfaced runway is designated 05L/23R and is 11,483 feet or 3,500 metres long. In 2011, Khabarovsk Novy Airport carried 1,596,000 passengers, making it the 13th largest airport in Russia in terms of passenger number. In 2013, the airport handled 2,089,000 passengers.
Khabarovsk is the administrative centre and the largest city of Khabarovsk Krai in Russia. The city is situated 30 kilometres or 19 miles from the Chinese border, at the convergence of the Amur and Ussuri Rivers, approximately 800 kilometres or 500 miles north of Vladivostok. Khabarovsk is the second largest city in the Russian Far East, next to Vladivostok.
What to see & do
The city of Khabarovsk is notable among tourists because of its picturesque surroundings. Just walking along the broad Amursky Boulevard allows travellers to see vibrant shops and witness the interesting everyday life in the local market. Khabarovsk’s city centre has recently undergone renovations and has been rebuilding with historical perspective. A walking tour from the Lenin Square to Utyos on Amur via Muravyov-Amursky Street will show tourists the traditional Russian cuisine restaurants, as well as shops with souvenirs and night clubs and pubs. During the winter, ice sculptures by artists from different parts of the world are displayed on the city squares and parks. Accommodation and shopping are also not to be worried about when in Khabarovsk, as the city has a multi-storey shopping mall and more or less a dozen hotels. Khabarovsk is also known for its beaches, outdoor beer tents with live music, and some of the finest museums east of Moscow, including the Far Eastern Museums – a complex of first-class museums on Shevchenko Street.
How to get around within Khabarovsk
Public transit in Khabarovsk is either private or municipality-owned. Buses can be either of the two, while marshrutkas are private and all trams and trolleybuses are operated by the local transit authority. Municipal and private vehicles maintain the same fare, but municipal vehicles have a timetable and tend to be more crowded, while private vehicles on the other hand do not have a timetable but drive faster. Khabarovsk has a network of six tram lines (Lines 1, 2, 5, 6, 8, and 9). The most useful line for tourists is the one that travels from the main station on Amursky Boulevard, turning left on Sheronova Street and crossing Muravyov-Amursky Street near Lenin Square, and leading to the Dendrarium botanical gardens. Khabarovsk also has a network of four trolleybus lines, with Lines 3, 4, and 5 linking the southern city district of Sudoverf with Komsomolskaya Square, Khabarovsk Novy Airport, and the main railway station; and Line 1 linking the airport with Komsomolskaya Square.
How to get there
Khabarovsk Novy Airport serves as a hub for Amur Airlines, Aurora Airline, Khabarovsk Airlines, S7 Airlines, and Vostok Aviation, and also as secondary hub for Vladivostok Air. Other airlines that operate at the airport include Aeroflot, Air Koryo, Angara Airlines, Asiana Airlines, Iraero, NorsdStar, Nordwind Airlines, Philippine Airlines, Orenair, Transaero Airlines, Ural Airlines, UTair Aviation (operated by Vostok Aviation), Uzbekistan Airways, V IM Airlines, and Yakutia Airlines. Khabarovsk can also be reached by train from Vladivostok or Moscow.
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