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Vladivostok International Airport

As Vladivostok International Airport (VVO/ UHWW) is this year celebrating its 10th anniversary, we’re delighted to welcome it to our Air BP network. Plus, with the excitement of the 21st FIFA World Cup ongoing until 15 July, we wanted to remind you of our existing operations at seven Russian airports, including three in Moscow where the final will be held. 

Head some 9,000km east of Moscow and you’ll fly into Vladivostok Airport, one of the most recent additions to our Air BP network. Formerly known as Knevichi West, the airport is this year celebrating its 10th birthday and is the gateway to the unofficial capital of the Russian Far East. It is located 38km north of the city.

Vladivostok offers great facilities for business and general aviation customers, including a quick turnaround service, aircraft maintenance and VIP catering. Both TS-1 and Jet+FSII are offered here with out of hours fueling available on request. TS-1 is the Russian specification for jet fuel with a flash point of 28 °C minimum developed for the low temperatures experienced in the country. For those more familiar with the Jet-A or Jet-A1 specifications (flash point 38 °C minimum), the good news is that TS-1 is referenced in the IATA Guidance Material for Aviation Turbine Fuel Specifications and can be used interchangeably with fuels meeting both these specifications.

With the excitement of this year’s FIFA World Cup at fever pitch this month, six of the host airports across our network in Russia are expecting larger than normal volumes of air traffic. Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport (DME/ UUEE), Vnukovo Airport (VKO/ UUWW) and Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO/ UUEE) in particular are expecting a huge increase in traffic as the tournament will wrap up here with one of the semi-finals and the final taking place at Luzhniki Stadium. Equally, our location at St Petersburg Pulkovo Airport (LED/ULLI) will be a popular choice as the St Petersburg Stadium is set to host a number of key matches including a semi-final as well as the third place play off. Sochi Adler Airport (AER/URSS) is also set to welcome fans for a quarter final at Sochi’s Fisht Stadium. We look forward to welcoming you all this month!

Domodedovo International Airport

Fuel Available: TS-1
Opening hours: 24 hours
Preadvisal required: Fuel release – minimum 72 hours in advance

Vnukovo International Airport

Fuel Available: TS-1 and JET+FSII
Opening hours: 24 hours
Preadvisal required: Fuel release – minimum 72 hours in advance

Sheremetyevo International Airport

Fuel Available: TS-1
Opening hours: 24 hours
Preadvisal required: Fuel release – minimum 72 hours in advance

St Petersburg Pulkovo Airport

Fuel Available: TS-1
Opening hours: 24 hours
Preadvisal required: Fuel release – minimum 72 hours in advance

Sochi Adler International Airport

Fuel Available: TS-1
Opening hours: 24 hours
Preadvisal required: Fuel release – minimum 72 hours in advance

Krasnodar/ Pashkovskiy Airport

Fuel Available: TS-1
Opening hours: 24 hours
Preadvisal required: Fuel release – minimum 72 hours in advance

Yekaterinburg/ Koltsovo Airport

Fuel Available: TS-1 and JET+FSII
Opening hours: 24 hours
Preadvisal required: Fuel release – minimum 72 hours in advance

Vladivostok/ Knevichi Airport

Fuel Available: TS-1 and JET+FSII
Opening hours: 24 hours
Preadvisal required: Fuel release – minimum 72 hours in advance

Please note that due to the heavy volumes of air traffic expected at all Russian airports throughout July, you will need to complete a fuel release request at least three days (72 hours) in advance. It’s quick and easy to do either using our fuel release request form or by placing your order on RocketRoute MarketPlace. 

As Sterling Cards aren’t accepted on the ground at these airports, it’s also essential that you complete a fuel release in advance to ensure that you can land and be fuelled on account. 

We’d also like to remind you that domestic flights in Russia are subject to 18% VAT, while flights from Russia to other countries have 0% VAT if there is a preliminary application.

Vladivostok International Airport
Domodedovo International Airport
Domodedovo International Airport