Nikolai II Murmansk International Airport. Photo: Thomas Nilsen

Murmansk airport passes one million passengers

Officials with Murmansk airport could just before Christmas celebrate that more than one million passengers had passed through the airport in 2019.
December 29, 2019

The airport, serving Russia’s largest city inside the Arctic Circle, has seen a tremendous fourfold growth in passengers over the last decade.

In 2006, only 254.000 passengers passed through the Murmansk airport.

The airport is today served by several domestic Russian airliner, like Aeroflot, S7, SmartAvia, Severstal Avia, Rossiya and Red Wings.

Routes are mainly to Moscow and St. Petersburg, but there are also direct flights to Arkhangelsk and Cherepovets. Seasonal routes connect the Arctic capital with airports in southern Russia and Finnair has over the last few years had a direct Helsinki-Murmansk route in the summer season.

A planned direct route by NordAvia (today SmartAvia) last summer to Oslo never took off.

There are 20 daily flights to Murmansk and the airports informs that the route network will be further expanded next year.