Yemelyanovo airport (IATA code KJA) is the air gate of Krasnoyarsk region and one of the most important aviation hubs in the region. Its role in the development of the region’s trade and economy is hard to overestimate. The airport’s advantageous geographic location makes it a strategiс hub on the air route between Europe and Asia.

Today about 30 leading Russian and foreign airlines operate regular passenger traffic through “Yemelyanovo” to 75 destinations. Great attention is paid to freight carriers among which are the world's largest airlines as Lufthansa Cargo, AirBridgeCargo, Nippon Cargo Airlines and other. Passenger traffic in 2014 amounted to 2 066 020 passengers and has passed for the second time in the history an important milestone of 2 million.

Currently the draft of the new passenger terminal of the Krasnoyarsk airport has received the endorsement of the International air transport Association IATA, and has successfully passed the State examination. The area of the terminal will be about 41 000 square meters with a capacity of up to 3.5 million passengers. The construction of the terminal is planned before 2017.



  • The construction of the airport located some 27 km from Krasnoyarsk started in 1970.
  • The airport was commissioned in 1980.
  • In 2005, the airport launched Terminal 2 for handling transit and international passengers.
  • By 2006, the old runway coating had been replaced by asphalt-concrete layer with reinforced polymeric netting.
  • In 2008, the modern Arrivals Terminal with the capacity of 500 passengers per hour was opened.
  • Also in 2008, the airport's lighting facilities were reconstructed and the new hi-intensity lighting system was installed: the centerline lights and the touchdown zone lights.
  • In 2012 on the “IX Krasnoyarsk Economic Forum” airport presented a model of the future new passenger terminal, which meets all international standards.
  • In 2012, the certification was completed according to the standards Part-145. It allows performing of operational forms for aircrafts type MD-11F, A 319, 320, 321 with engines of specific configurations.
  • In 2014, the quality management system of the airport "Yemelyanovo" was certified according to ISO 9001:2008.