Siauliai International Airport is located in the South East of Siauliai city, in the North of Lithuania. It covers the area of 471 hectares. The airport was one of the largest military airports in the former Soviet Union.
Siauliai Airport was constructed before World War II and was used as a military base by the Air Forces of Independent Lithuania. After WW II when Soviet Military Aviation Forces took control over the airport two parallel runways of 3.500 meters length were constructed.
From the very beginning of reconstruction (started in 1995) it was decided to design a cargo airport in Siauliai. After two years reconstruction carried out by "Philips Projects" CAT I state-of-art navigation systems, communication and meteorological observation devices, lighting system were installed, the new Air Traffic Control Tower and passenger terminal constructed. Siauliai International Airport was awarded with ICAO CAT I and officially inaugurated on 28 August, 1997.
Also, from www.russianairfields.com
Bomber base with revetments for 40 large aircraft and alert area with about 10 fighter-size revetments. Sole operating location for Tu-126 Moss, which was retired in 1984. Civilian terminal north side; facility is listed by Jeppesen as International.
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