Yakutsk Airport

Yakutsk International Airport

Yakutsk International Airport is the only major national airport located in the permafrost zone.
It is located in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), an area famous for its diamonds, gold, furs and rich natural deposits, and which is known as the so-called 'cold pole'.
And because of these extremes of climate, the only mode of transport that is available to the inhabitants of Yakutia year-round is air transport. The importance of aviation and airports in our republic is obvious.
Construction of an aerodrome in Yakutsk first started in 1931. During the Second World War, Yakutsk airport was used as an intermediate stopover point between Alaska and the front line for the military aircraft on the lend-lease program.

Situated in the heart of the republic, Yakutsk airport is a major transport hub for Siberia and the Far East which provides all the usual services for handling aircraft, passengers and freight. It can accept all types of aircraft, regardless of maximum takeoff weight, and meets the requirements of ICAO category one.
A new international passenger terminal was opened in 1996. It can handle up to 700 passengers an hour and there are direct international flights.

There are Immigration, Customs and Quarantine which work checking travel documents and passengers, and X-raying luggage and cargo. There is a VIP area adjoining the main terminal building.
The airport is hub for five regional airlines, including Yakutia Airlines and Sakha Avia.

Yakutia Airlines: Blagoveschensk, Cherskiy, Harbin, Irkutsk, Khabarovsk, Krasnoyarsk, Magadan, Moscow-Vnukovo, Neryungri, Novosibirsk, Omsk, St Petersburg, Seoul-Incheon, Sochi, Ulan-Ude, Vladivostok
Vladivostok Avia: Khabarovsk, Vladivostok
Ural Airlines: Yekaterinburg
Transaero Airlines: Moscow-Domodedovo
S7 Airlines: Moscow-Domodedovo, Novosibirsk
Polar Airlines
Eznis Airways: Ulan Bataar
Atlant-Soyuz Airlines: Chita, Krasnoyarsk
Alrosa Mirny Air Enterprise: Lensk, Mirny

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