Crimea's only operational civilian airport is located in Simferopol. It currently serves regular and seasonal domestic Russian flights. The airport's new terminal, which opened in April 2018, is known as the most advanced, largest and high-tech facility in the entire Southern Federal District. The 78,000 sq m terminal can handle 3,650 passengers per hour, and 6.5 million passengers annually.
The new airport building has 52 check-in counters, a facility for mothers with small children, a first aid office, a chemist's shop, SIM card shops, bank offices, a veterinary station, a duty-free shop, a champagne restaurant, a food court and prayer rooms for Muslims and Orthodox Christians.
The airport terminal's unusual architecture has earned it the name Crimean Wave. According to the designers, the building symbolises the rich local nature. Over 30,000 trees have been planted inside the terminal, and passengers will see a green wall with real flowers in the check-in area.
In 2018, an online vote under the Great Names of Russia project resulted in naming the airport after the great Russian artist Ivan Aivazovsky, a native of Feodosia.
Address: 295491 16 Malchenko Street, Aeroflotsky town, Simferopol, Republic of Crimea
Telephone/Fax: +7 3652 595 516; +7 3652 248 655
Airport map: http://new.sipaero.ru/scheme/
Online departures screen: http://new.sipaero.ru/passengers/schedule/online/
Online arrivals screen: http://new.sipaero.ru/passengers/schedule/online
How to get there
A secure metered parking facility is available at the airport.
Simferopol airport can also be reached via public transit: buses and taxis.
"Fly and bus" intercity service
Express buses leaving from the airport terminal square link the new passenger terminal with Yalta, Alushta, Saki, Yevpatoria, Sevastopol and other cities.
Express tickets remain valid if flights are delayed or there are luggage problems. Passengers can call the dispatch office at: +7 800 250 6884 or a coordinator at the airport terminal's luggage handling facility and describe the problem.
Bus schedule is available at http://fly-bus.ru/.