Vnukovo Airport (UUWW) - Jet Charter Services
There are three international airports in Moscow but the best one for private jets is Vnukovo International (VKO).
Located about 20 miles southwest of Red Square, Vnukovo has the best general aviation amenities, including private vehicle pickup planeside.
Charter a Jet to Vnukovo
Vnukovo International Airport (ICAO code: UUWW) is a 24-hour airport of entry – there are no noise restrictions – with a general aviation facility that is the largest in Russia.
Vnukovo-3, the largest center of business aviation in Russia and Eastern Europe, has two VIP terminals. The apron and hangar complex has parking places for cars and more than 250 aircraft.
It has on-site customs, immigration, and quarantine clearance.
Visitors who want to be picked up planeside need only report information on the vehicle, not the driver. Diplomats and elected officials often use this airport so, be advised, the airport may be temporarily shut down, often without notice, to allow these VIPs to arrive or depart in open air space.
Airport slots at Vnukovo should be requested as soon as possible, advises Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc., a Houston, Texas, company that provides products and services in the general aviation industry. There are restrictions for Friday operations to this airport – parking is tight – so make sure you request prior permission at least four days before planning to arrive. Hangar space may be available for private jets but can be expensive during winter months.
Airport Information for Vnukovo Airport (UUWW, VKO)
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Renting a Jet out of VKO
If you are hiring a private jet at UUWW to fly to another airport in Russia – there are more than 140 of them – don’t forget how big Russia is. Its 6.6 million square miles cover 11 time zones.
Since the airports are so spread out and many are very small, be prepared for a lack of consistency in hours and regulations as they are operated locally with little or no national oversight.
Only a few of Russia’s airports operate 24 hours a day. The ones that do are in the major cities like Moscow and St. Petersburg. It is best to make arrangements to land and get permits as far in advance as possible.
Count on Paramount Business Jets or your charter broker to help make sure your Russian airport destination will be open when you plan to land. Russian airports get fewer, smaller and farther apart the farther east you go.
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About Vnukovo Airport
Vnukovo is Moscow’s oldest operating airport. It was approved for construction in 1937 and opened in 1941. It was used as a military base during World War II and then opened for civilian air traffic after the war.
The other two international airports in Moscow are Domodedovo International Airport (DME), which is 26 miles southeast of Red Square; and Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO), 19 miles northwest of Red Square.
Vnukovo, located 17 miles southwest of Red Square, is at the highest elevation of the three airports. At 670 feet above sea level, it has the advantage of better visibility in fog, snow and other adverse weather conditions. It is the busiest business airport in Russia.
Here are five caveats about private jet takeoffs and landings at VKO:
- Overflight and landing permits are required for both private and non-scheduled flights into VKO.
- There are no parking restrictions at this airport.
- You must obtain a visa prior to your arrival.
- Visitors should touch base with the Russian Embassy in their home countries before coming to make sure all their entry papers into Russia are in order.
- Crew members can obtain a visa on arrival at the three Moscow airports – VKO, SVO and DME – but not at any other airport.
FBOs at VKO
Vnukovo International Airport is considered the VIP gateway into Moscow. Its lone fixed base operator, VIPPORT Vnukovo-3, has been in operation there since 2004.
Operating out of Vnukovo-3, the largest center of business aviation in Eastern Europe, VIPPORT is responsible for the organization, control and coordination of ground service for business aviation.
The growing interest of private business aircraft owners, charter brokers, businessmen, politicians and other elite travelers has allowed Russia’s business aviation to grow and to make Vnukovo-3 the country’s largest FBO operation.
VIPPORT Vnukovo-3 says it handled 15,751 business aviation flights and 101,180 passengers in 2017. This includes 143 government flights made by Russian and foreign top-ranking officials and their families.
A representative of Vnukovo-3’s operator VIPPORT says it has seen a steady increase in both flights and passengers on routes to and from Europe. The most popular destinations for owned or chartered private jets leaving VKO are London, Nice and Geneva.
There is a large seasonal demand for flights to Chambery in the French Alps, Olbia in Sardinia and other famous resorts.
Vnukovo-3 operates out of two VIP terminals. There are two hangars, parking and almost a square mile of apron space. It can handle more than 250 aircraft simultaneously. Business aircraft of all types can be stored and maintained in hangars at Vnukovo. Vnukovo-3 is the first FBO in Russia and Eastern Europe to receive the International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling certificate at the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE).
Igor Mudrik, VIPPORT CEO, said all of the employees know English and other languages, are trained and certified. VIPPORT has an exclusive contractual relationship with all of services at Vnukovo Airport and can give services at Vnukovo-1, Vnukovo-2 and Vnukovo-3.
VIPPORT can arrange inflight catering as well as:
- Russian and foreign newspapers
- Fresh flowers and flower arrangements
- Dishwashing, laundering and dry cleaning
- Aircraft exterior washing and interior cleanin.
- Warm and cold storage
- Delivery of catering and other requests
Russia is so enormous that it covers 11 time zones. And, a hugely disproportionate number of its citizens live in Moscow. Consider these numbers:
Moscow has a population of 12 million.
Russia has a population of 144 million.
And, Russia is 6.6 million square miles while Moscow is 970 square miles.
That means 8 percent of the population lives in 0.015 percent of the country.
(The Russian capital, according to worldatlas.com, is the second most populous city on the European continent, after Istanbul, Turkey. Paris and London are No. 3 and No. 4..
With that many people competing for that small slice of the country, it is understandable that Moscow is one of the most expensive cities in the world in which to live.
So, it’s no surprise that some 68,000 millionaires and billionaires call it home.
If you are after high-class entertainment and restaurants, there is plenty in Moscow. The city also has more than 400 museums and a subway so beautiful that it looks like an underground art and history museum. A policy of the former Soviet Union was to integrate art into public places – even underground rails.
A lot of people use the Moscow Metro stations. In fact, the only cities that carry more people on their subway systems are Tokyo and Seoul.
The financial hub of Moscow plays host to events such as:
RUBAE (Russian Business Aviation Exhibition) is the only international business aviation exhibition in Russia and CIS countries. It is held over three days in September in Vnukovo-3. Formerly called Jet Expo, RUBAE expanded its business program and conference to attract a larger audience and to be recognized as one of the biggest and best trade shows in the aviation industry.
The Vnukovo-3 hangar becomes an exhibition hall for planes and booths manned by major players in the industry, such as Cessna Aircraft, Bell Helicopter, Embraer, Bombardier Aerospace, Dassault Aviation, Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation and Beechcraft Corporation.
In addition to the aircraft manufacturers, brokers, operators, airlines and service providers also attend RUBAE.
CIS Wealth Moscow is a wealth structuring conference held in February with a focus on the Russian market.
It is the place where more than 400 delegates from more than 200 companies in 30 countries gather to find business partners and get answers and solutions from others in their field. Part conference and part exhibition, attendees are invited to confer with wealth professionals, hear about the latest trends, network with industry experts and learn from others. CIS Wealth is for senior management and executive decision-makers who have the authority to buy or recommend buying products and services. There will be experts in the following fields:
- Financial planning and retail investment
- Asset management and wealth protection
- Tax consulting and tax planning
- Corporate services
- Accounting and audits
- Immigration and citizenship
- Industry and manufacturing
- International trade
FBOs and Handlers at Vnukovo Airport, UUWW, VKO
|Evo Jet Services||+380 44 332 5471||www.evo-jet.com|
|Euro Jet Intercontinental||420233343362||www.eurojet-service.com|
|Rusaero / Shannon Air (C.I.S.)||PR VERNADS KOGO, 15||(749) 598-3035|
|+7 495 648 28 82|
METAR Weather Data at Vnukovo Airport, UUWW, VKO
|OBSERVED||Sun Mar 24, 11:00 UTC|
|NOW||Sun Mar 24, 11:18 UTC|
|AGE||18 min ago|
|WIND||SSW at 9 mph|
|CONDITIONS||light snow showers rain & mist|
|WIND CHILL||24°F (-4°C)|
|BAROMETER||1007 hPa (29.74 in Hg)|
|METAR||UUWW 241100Z 21004MPS 3000 -SHSNRA BR BKN003 OVC020CB 00/M01 Q1007 R24/510250 TEMPO 1000 SHSN BKN002 BKN015CB|