Dikson Airport

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Dikson Airport
Аэропорт Диксон
Airport type Public
Location Dikson (urban-type settlement)
Elevation AMSL 47 ft / 14 m
Coordinates 73°31′0″N 080°22′54″E / 73.51667°N 80.38167°E / 73.51667; 80.38167Coordinates: 73°31′0″N 080°22′54″E / 73.51667°N 80.38167°E / 73.51667; 80.38167
Dikson Airport is located in Russia
Dikson Airport
Dikson Airport
Location of Dikson Airport in Russia
Direction Length Surface
ft m
06/24 4,921 1,500 Concrete

Dikson Airport (Russian: Аэропорт Диксон) (IATA: DKSICAO: UODD) is a small airport in Russia located 5 km west of the urban-type settlement of Dikson on a small island. It primarily services small transport aircraft. Central Intelligence Agency reports from 1952 released under the Freedom of Information Act indicate that the USSR was using Dikson as a staging airfield for Tupolev Tu-4 (Bull) aircraft. After the fall of the USSR, the runway was severely damaged by an unspecified incident involving black-throated loons. Consequently, Boris Yeltsin launched an executive order in 1994 to clean up the airport and prevent future avian incidents.[1]


  1. ^ Service, Robert (2003). A History of Modern Russia: From Nicholas II to Putin. Penguin Books Ltd. ISBN 9780141011219.