The Kazan International Airport (IATA code: KZN; ICAO code: UWKD) is a civil airport of the capital of Tatarstan. It is located 26 kilometres away to the south-east of the city. At present the airport handles over 1.9 million passengers a year and operates flights to cities in Russia and abroad. The airport is listed in the State Register of Civil Airfields of the Russian Federation No 26 dated July 30, 1993 and accepts all types of aircraft without limitation of take-off weight 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
The flights are carried out by the following airlines: S7, Turkish Airlines, Fly Dubai, Aeroflot, Transaero, Ural Airlines, UTair, Finnair, Vueling, Azerbaijan Airlines, Air Arabia, Air Astana, Rossiya Airlines, Orenburg Airlines and others.
Today the airport receives flights from all major cities of Russia (Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi, Nizhni Novgorod, Volgograd, Kaliningrad, Simferopol, Ekaterinburg, Krasnodar, Perm, Ufa, Surgut and others), and CIS (Almaty, Baku, Dushanbe, Samarkand, Tashkent, Yerevan, Fergana, Khujand and others). The airport also accommodates a wide range of international flights: Istanbul, Antalya, Dalaman, Thessaloniki, Dubai, Sharjah, Hurghada, Barcelona, Helsinki, etc.
As part of the preparations for the 27th Summer Universiade 2013, the Kazan Airport has been considerably modernised; the existing terminal was refurbished and a new one was constructed, enabling the airport to increase its annual throughput to 1.2 million passengers. Modernisation of the Kazan International Airport aimed to transform the airport into a major transportation hub of the Volga Region, providing Russian, CIS and foreign airlines with world-class facilities for passenger service, cargo hauling, and flight safety.
There is a variety of transportation options for getting from the airport to the city: taxi, public transport or electric train.
CITY BUS No 197
Route: Sakharova St. – Prospekt Pobedy St. (Prospekt Pobedy metro station) – RKB or Republican Clinical Hospital (Yuzhny Bus Station) – Kazan International Airport.
Daily service starts at 6.00 and ends with a final run at 22.00 (the last bus leaves from the airport at 21.45).
Travel time from the last bus stop: 1 hour 30 minutes. Single journey fare: 20-40 rubles.
Route: Kazan International Airport – Kazan-Passazhirskaya Railway Station (Kazan-1).Electric trains start running from the airport at 5.00 and end their service at 23.00 (the interval is every 2-3 hours).
Electric trains start running from Kazan at 7.00 and end their service at midnight (the interval is every 2-3 hours).
Travel time: 26 minutes. Single journey fare: 30 rubles.
A detailed train timetable is available on the Kazan International Airport website.
Please be informed that starting June 17, 2016 Aeroflot Russian Airlines launches regularly scheduled non-stop flights between Kazan (KZN) and Frankfurt am Main (FRA).
From now on, competition participants and sport tourists will be offered a quick and easy way to travel from Frankfurt, the very heart of Europe, to Kazan, the capital of Tatarstan, at convenient times and at affordable prices.
For detailed information, please click here.