Valek Airport

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Valek Airport
Аэропорт Валек
Airport type Unknown
Operator JSC "Taimyr Air Company"
Location Norilsk
Elevation AMSL 108 ft / 33 m
Coordinates 69°23′42″N 088°21′18″E / 69.39500°N 88.35500°E / 69.39500; 88.35500Coordinates: 69°23′42″N 088°21′18″E / 69.39500°N 88.35500°E / 69.39500; 88.35500
Direction Length Surface
ft m
13/31 5,085 1,550 Asphalt

Valek Airport (Russian: Аэропорт "Валек", Аэропорт "Валёк") (ICAO: UOOW) is a small airport in Krasnoyarsk krai, Russia located 9 km northeast of Norilsk along the Valkovskoye highway (Russian: Вальковское шоссе). The runway lies on the left bank of the Norilsk river. The airport is named for the nearby Valёk river, which is a tributary of the Norilsk river.

Beginning in 1950 to support the industrial giant now known as Norilsk Nickel, the Nadezhda Airport (Russian: аэропорт «Надежда») began as a Class 3 facility in the Civil Air Fleet with a Seaplane Base "Valek".[1]

Small planes, such as the AN-2, AN-3, and similar types, and helicopters of all types are serviced at Valёk. The Taimyr Air Company (Russian: АК Таймыр) services AN-2, AN-3, Mi-8 T (Mil Mi-8), and Mi-8 MTV-1 Line (Mil Mi-17).

Both Taymyr Air Company and NordStar are subsidiaries of Norilsk Nickel. On December 1, 2011, Norilsk Nickel announced that Taimyr Air Company will be merged with NordStar.[2][3]

Nearest airports and the distance to them:

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  1. ^ "Аэропорт Норильск: Главная→История аэропорта" [Norilsk Airport: Home→History Airport] (in Russian). Retrieved November 16, 2016. 
  2. ^ "АРХАНГЕЛЬСКАЯ АВИАКОМПАНИЯ "НОРДАВИА" УЙДЕТ ИЗ РЕГИОНА?" [Arkhangelsk airline "Nordavia" to leave the region?] (in Russian). Aviaport digest (Russian: Авиапорт.дайджест). Regnum. December 1, 2011. Retrieved November 16, 2016. 
  3. ^ "NordStar НОВОСТИ: Информация о назначении генерального директора ОАО «Авиакомпания «Таймыр»" (in Russian). NordStar. December 3, 2014. Retrieved November 16, 2016.