1923 The Voluntary Society of Friends of the Air Fleet was created in Ufa.
May 11, 1924 The first aircraft shed was built near Glumilino village. The central department of the Voluntary Society of Friends of the Air Fleet gives the aircraft FORMAN-30 to the airport for the trainings.
1932 Three aircraft U-2 (PO-2) landed at the airdrome.
1932 Three aircraft U-2 landed at the airdrome in Ufa.
1933 The first airline was opened from the Ufa Airport. The solid length was over 730 km by the following route — Ufa-Sterlitamak-Meleuz-Mrakovo-Baimak-Magnitogorsk-Belorezk-Ufa.
1946 The Ufa flight was given to the Volga Administration. The flights were operated on the aircrafts Po-2 of the different modification.
1954 The airport accommodated the first airplane An-2. Hereafter the entry of the airplanes of this type was regular.
1956 The airport started the maintenance of the aircraft Yak-12 and helicopter Mi-1 used on the airlines of the Republic of Bashkortostan.
1958 The first Li-2 aircraft were accepted in Ufa airport. The service of the aircraft of this type demanded a special runway of bigger dimension with the special radio and lighting facilities.
1959–1962 The preparation of the project for the new construction of the Airport in the district Chesnokovka was finished. The same years the completion of the air terminal building and the runway took place. The runway could accept aircraft TU-154, An-10 and Il-18 and was equipped with the radio, technical and lighting facilities (for the landing approach in bad weather), radar facilities, three-storey “Airport” hotel building, cargo depots, fuel and lubricant depots, dining hall and electrical substation for providing power for the whole airport.
1962–1963 Ufa airport accepted aircrafts An-24, which carried the flights on the regional aviation.
1967 The number of flights from Ufa airport to Moscow, Sochi, Simpheropol, Tbilisi, Kharkov, Leningrad was increased.
1978 The beginning of the regular usage of the aircraft TU-154.
1976–1990 The modernization of the runway took place (the reinforcement of the concrete platform and increase of its height up to27 cm). After the reconstruction the ability to accept aircraft with the take-off weight up to 100 tons (TU-154 and small aircraft) was introduced. The ICAO’s first category was conferred to the runway 1.
1990 The completion of the runway 2 (3760×60 m) ICAO’s category 2. It could accept An-124 (RUSLAN) and Boing-747 (JUMBO JET).
1994 The Ufa airport received the status of the International Airport.
1999 There was the procurement of the new airdrome engineering.
2000 As the result of the demerger of the Bashkir Airlines, the airport became the independent state operated corporation — State Unitary Enterprise “Ufa International Airport”.
2001 The entry into service of the International terminal. On January 5 the first flight from the International terminal was made by the following route Tashkent-Ufa-Tashkent.
2002 State Unitary Enterprise " Ufa" International Airport" was reorganized into Federal State Unitary Enterprise.
January 16, 2006 Federal State Unitary Enterprise “Ufa” International Airport" was reorganized into Joint Stock “Ufa” International Airport“, it had the further asset 181 thousand rubles. The 100 percent of its shares belonged to the Ministry of State Property of the Russian Federation.
2006–2007 During these years the reconstruction of the domestic terminal, the fuel-oil depot, the “Airport” hotel and the landside area was made.
August 9, 2007 The terminal of the domestic airlines was accepted into the service. In this context the landside area was doubled. Today there are check-in area and arrival lounge, secure zone, business lounge and VIP lounge, transit passenger area, cafes and shops situated in one building. The terminal has all modern technological and informative facilities, new ventilation and conditioning systems. The acceptance rate of the whole airport, which has 4 jet bridges, 4 elevators, 3 moving stairways, has been increased to 800 people per hour. The reconstruction of the fuel-oil depot was conducted, that could guarantee storage and delivery of the certificated and standard propellant. That allowed to increase the volume of the fuel realization till 80 thousand tons. That helped to ensure its compliance to standards of the Russian and international refueling complex. The reconstruction of the airdrome pavement on both artificial runways, taxy ways and apron by 340 thousand square meters.
November 7, 2007 JS “Ufa” International Airport" handled the million passenger.
2008 The Introduction of a multiuser v-MUSE system, which allows to simplify and increase quality of passenger services.
August, 2008 The airport celebrated the 75th anniversary
June, 2008 The air tickets booking and sales system “Gabriel” was put into operation.
May, 2009 “Ufa” international airport" won the annual competition “The Best Airport of CIS” in the nomination “Intensively Developing Airport”
August, 2009 Passengers, taking off from “Ufa” airport, had a possibility of passing of registration over the Internet.
October, 2009 Ufa Airport proclaimed a policy of “The open sky”.
October, 2009 A training hotel “Ufa Transit” on the basis of the “Ufa” International Airport" was granted the certificate in the nomination “The Best Marketing Policy”.
December, 2009 As the results of successful certified audit the “Ufa” airport received a compliance certificate of a quality management system of ISO 9001: 2008.
December, 2009 The Ufa airport became the winner of the fifth National public award of the transport branch of The Russia “The Gold Chariot”.
December, 2009 An office of the Agency of saling air tickets and tourism was opened in the downtown Ufa.
January, 2010 “Ufa” airport became the winner among the organizations of the Ufa area the best organization for maintaining the military account and booking of citizens staying in a stock.
March, 2010 In “Ufa” airport began to working out the new division of the airport branch — “Air taxi” with a park of cars of a Peogeot foreign brand car.
March, 2010 The contract with AeroStatus corporation was signed for granting for passengers of “Ufa” airport of new free service — obtaining information on the status of flights by the mobile phone.
March, 2010 The Program of application of discounts for airlines performing flights from JS “Ufa” International Airport" was operated.
April, 2010 The new Collective agreement of JS “Ufa” International Airport" was signed.
May, 2010 The certificate was handed over to the Center of maintenance of aircrafts of the Ufa airport.
May, 2010 “The mentorship regulation” of JS “Ufa” International airport" was signed and operated.
June, 2010 The counter for self-service check-in appeared in “Ufa” airport .
June, 2010 Ufa airport became the winner of the international competition “The Best Airport of Year of CIS” in the nomination “For Activity and Commitment”.
July, 2010 The air route Ufa-Sibai from “Ufa” airport was opened.
October, 2010 The technical flight was performed on along the route Ufa-Neftekamsk.
October, 2010 “Ufa” airport restaurant resumed work after a 5-year break.
November, 2010 Ufa airport participated in the exhibition “Transport of Russia”, where it was awarded by the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation Certificate.
December, 2010 The new domestic aircraft “Sukhoi Superjet-100” (The Superjet-100 or SSJ-100) landed in Ufa International airport performing its technical flight along the route Ramenskoye —Ufa.
December, 2010 The Ufa airport became the winner of the National award of the Russian Federation “The Company of 2010”. The Ufa airport is the only airport in Russia, that won this high award among such large enterprises of the country as Gazprom, Russian Post, “Sistema”, Aeroflot and Armavia airlines and the Sukhoi company.
February, 2011 Ufa Airport registered the domain in the international zone AERO.
March, 2011 The first Regional Forum of the business aviation took place in Ufa airport. The choice was made not coincidentally, our enterprise has long experience in the market of the business transport and is one of the large air-transport hubs of the Russian Federation. Through the Ufa airport communication between dozens of cities on the territory of Russia, in CIS and foreign countries are carried out. Besides, the Republic of Bashkortostan is the main industrial platform in the Volga Federal district.
April, 2012 The Aviation newspaper of Ufa airport, “Vozdushny Most” became the owner of a distinction “Gold fund of the press-2012”.
April, 2012 On the territory of the airport the avenue of trees “Avenue Tu-154” was planted.
May, 2012 The Hotel of the Ufa airport was named one of “The best hotels of the Russian Federation 2012”.
July, 2012 At half-year end Ufa international airport toke the leading positions among airports of Volga federal district, having risen by the eighth place in a rating of an air traffic performance.
IV quarter, 2012 The Beginning of the preparation of an airport complex to carrying of summits of countries of the Shanghai organization of the commonwealth and BRICS in the Republic of Bashkortostan.
December, 2012 Ufa International Airport passed recertification on compliance to the international ISO 9001:2008 standard successfully.
April, 2013 In Ufa airport started the project of the preferential air service among the cities of Volga federal district.
April, 2013 Teaching of the Flight search, emergency and rescue support branch of air enterprises took place on the basis of Ufa airport.
August, 2013 Ufa airport celebrated the 80th anniversary of Civil aviation of the Republic of Bashkortostan.
2015 marked a new stage in the development of the Ufa air hub. The commissioning of the new terminal almost coincided with unprecedented events in terms of responsibility: the SCO (The Shanghai Cooperation Organization) and BRICS Alliance summit meetings, which were hosted by the Ufa airport. In preparation for the summits a huge amount of work was done in the shortest possible time. In parallel with the reception of delegates, the air hub carried out a regular program of handling regular domestic and international flights according to the regular schedule.
— Summits are the main event and exam for the quality of the airport’s work, perhaps, for the entire time of its existence. During the three years of preparation for the forums we managed to make a qualitative leap forward which was shown by the competent, impeccable work of all the personnel — says the General Director of the Ufa airport Alexander Andreev.
The main difficulty of the work during the summits was that simultaneously with the reception of distinguished guests and the opening of a new international terminal Ufa airport was implementing a program of modernization of the airfield complex. In June 2015, the first stage of reconstruction was completed, which lasted for a year and a half. The apron was expanded, seven stands were built for wide-body aircraft and a special platform for de-icing treatment of aircraft.
The next stage was the reconstruction of the second artificial runway. The runway 2 load capacity allowed the Ufa airport to accept without restrictions, including the number of take-offs and landings, such aircraft as Boeing 747, Boeing 777, An-124 “Ruslan”, Airbus A330. The runway is assigned the ICAO category II, which makes it possible for aircraft to land and take off in almost any weather conditions.
— Modernization has allowed to increase the efficiency of all airfield facilities and provide an amazing increase in the airport’s capacity for the next 15–20 years — says the General Director of the Ufa International Airport Alexander Andreev. — Today we can safely declare that Ufa has one of the best airfields in Russia in terms of its technological capabilities.
One of the most important events of 2018 was the beginning of the reconstruction of the domestic terminal which will take place in two stages. Two air bridges will be added, increasing the baggage claim area. The plan provides three new baggage belts, which will allow the airport to accept and simultaneously handle at least seven flights.
It will help to increase the capacity of domestic airlines from 600 to 1.2 thousand passengers per hour and raise the quality of passenger handling to a new level.
The reconstructed arrival area is planned to be put into operation in 2019, for the 100th anniversary of the formation of the Bashkir Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic.
The second stage of reconstruction involves the implementation of the concept of a single monoblock-the domestic and international terminals will be combined into a single architectural complex.
On May 31, 2019, Ufa International Airport was named after the people’s poet of Bashkortostan Mustai Karim. The corresponding decree was signed by the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin.
Names for 44 Russian airports were selected as part of the “Great names of Russia” project. Almost 195 thousand people voted for the new name of the airport “Ufa”, 49% of them suggested naming the air harbor in honor of Mustai Karim.