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Yelizovo Airport from space.

Yelizovo is a small city of 40,000 on the Avacha RIver near Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Kamchatka, Russia most notable for hosting the only commercial airport on Kamchatka. Yelizovo was founded as a village in 1848, named Stary Ostrog, renamed Zavoyko in 1897 after the Russian General who led the famous defense of Petropavlovsk against an Anglo-French siege, and renamed Yelizovo in 1923. Under Soviet rule, the town was an "urban-type development" which was a town built with high-rise housing and a workforce centered around a particular industry. Because of that, the city is of little interest to the tourist except for use of the airport.

Get in

By plane

Yelizovo is home to the only commercial airport on Kamchatka, the Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky airport. There are regular flights between Petropavovsk-Kamchatsky and Moscow (Aeroflot, Transaero), Saint Petersburg (Rossiya), Novosibirsk (S7, Rossiya), Irkutsk (S7), Khabarovsk (S7), and Vladivostok (S7, Vladivostok Avia). Korean Airlines offers frequent charter flights from Incheon in summers.

By road

There is a road connecting Yelizovo with Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (32km away) and to several small communities. Bus #113 runs between the two cities for 25 rubles.

Get around

There is no public transportation in Yelizovo. One must walk or find a taxi.


Yelizovo is namely a residential city built in Soviet, high-rise style. There was a former Soviet space telemetry station on the outskirts of town whose ruins may be accessible.


From a tourist's perspective, there is no shopping to be done except at the airport, where one can find food, drink, and, like any airport, souvenirs.


There may be accommadation available in the airport, otherwise all hotels are located in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.

Get out

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