Vladivostok International Airport – Russia

Vladivostok International Airport – Russia

Exterior of Vladivostok International Airport

Vladivostok International Airport in the Far East of Russia is also known as Knevichi Airport and serves as a hub for Aurora Airlines (formerly Vladivostok Airlines). In fact, this alias is important, as it is not uncommon for Knevich to appear on destination signs at train stations and not Vladivostok. This airport was refurbished just four years ago in preparation for the 2012 APEC in Russia and has become an airport with modern facilities as it is today. There are not so many airlines flying into this Airport yet, but it should continue to develop as a gateway to the Far East of Russia.

Vladivostok, Russia - In-flight meal of Aurora Airlines

In-flight meal of Aurora Airlines.

Sandwich with 2 thick slices of ham and cheese on slightly dry bread.

…I want some lettuce.


Aurora aircraft at Vladivostok International Airport, Russia

Aurora aircraft.

Our plane was an Airbus.


Vladivostok International Airport, Russia.

Buildings of Vladivostok Airport seen from the apron side.


Inside the terminal of Vladivostok International Airport, Russia.

Exit the plane, go through immigration, and enter the baggage claim area.

As you can see from the number of conveyors carrying luggage, the airport is probably not that big at the moment.


Arrival lobby of Vladivostok International Airport, Russia.

Arrival lobby .

It is a modern facility that was recently refurbished for international conferences.

This airport was developed to welcome the leaders of each country for the 2012 APEC summit meeting in Russia held on Russky Island in Vladivostok.

As of November 2016, the companies of international flights are…

・Aurora Airline, S7 Airlines,
・Korean Airline
・China Southern Airlines
・North Korean Air Koryo

This time’s visit to Russia was at the invitation of my old friend and business partner, Andy from Moscow, who has been with me for 10 years.


Russia Vladivostok International Airport, MTC's SIM card.

As soon as Andy showed up to pick us up at the airport, I said …

“Hey, hey, SIM, I want a SIM card.”

to him without even saying greeting, and I brought him to the SIM counter then we got one.


Vladivostok International Airport Appearance from the parking lot.

Airport Knevich station for Aeroexpress, which connects Vladivostok city and Vladivostok International Airport.

I was planning to take this train if Andy didn’t pick us up…

…I wanted to get on it, but…

Okay. nevermind, we might have next chance.

We got on Andy’s car.


Vladivostok Airport and the city are a little far apart, about 40km apart.

Access between town and airport are …


・Railway (Aeroexpress)
…It takes about 1 hour 10 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes. 220 rubles (about $3.52).

Public bus (No. 107)
… 100 rubles (about $1.60).

・Taxi …About 1 hour without traffic jam.
…1,000 to 1,500 rubles (about $16 to $24)


It takes about an hour by taxi, but according to Andy, it can change depending on traffic conditions, so if time is tight, the Aeroexpress is definitely the way to go.

…By the way, At Vladivostok Airport also has a lot of white taxis drivers touting customers, so you should be careful.


Front view of Vladivostok International Airport, Russia

I took pictures that I wanted to try even in sub-zero Russia and headed straight to the city of Vladivostok.

By the way, at this point I didn’t know a single word in Russian, but I fell in love with the language so much that at the end of the trip I was able to buy things in the shops.


Vladivostok International Airport (Russia) Map