“Grabtsevo” airport was open in 1970 in Kaluga. It was used for deploying single-engine and agricultural aviation and performing through traffic in accordance with Aeroflot timetable.
The first passenger flight Tu-134 (Kaluga-Sochi) was received in 1978.
During 20 years there had been conducted regular flights to the cities of Russia, Ukraine, Moldavia, Baltic states and Crimea. The annual passenger traffic flow made from 500 to 2000 people. 2200 m takeoff runway was suitable for the planes like Тu-134, Аn-24, Аn-12, Аn-26, Yak-40.
In 1993 the airport was one of the first ones to be reincorporated as a joint-stock company. In 2001 it was closed because of lack of financing, and in 2008, in accordance with Federal Air Transport Agency decree, was taken off the register of civil airports. In 2009, under command of Russian Federation government, the airport property was given to the regional holding, aimed at its overall reconstruction. In 2013 the state expertise approved airport reconstruction.
The building works were conducted from November 2013 to May 2015. The takeoff runway (2200 m long, 45 m wide) and airport complex were promptly restored, emergency service building, light aviation shed and other airport infrastructure was built. The first technical flight was performed on 18 December 2014 by Urair airline’s Boeing 737-500.
The official ceremony of Kaluga airport transfer by general contractor to “Kaluga International Airport” JSC took place on 25 May 2015.
On 16 June 2015 Kaluga Airport started regular flights.
On 18 August 2015 the airport got an international status, and on September 2015 it received the first international flight. Dassault Falcon 7х Aircraft arrived in Kaluga from Braunschweig (Germany). On board there were directors of Volkswagen, rendering official visit to Kaluga on the occasion of the opening of Motor works plant. Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev visited Kaluga on that day, too.
On 1 November 2015 the performance of corporate charter programme of European airlines in favor of Volkswagen started.
Currently the airport performs flights to and from Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Simferopol, Antalya (Turkey).
«Kaluga International Airport” JSC is an active member of ACI Europe, “Airport” Civil aviation association, Chamber of commerce and industry of Kaluga.