Provideniya Bay Airport

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Provideniya Bay Airport
Аэропорт «Бухта Провидения»
Provideniya Airport - ground view.jpg
Airport type Public
Operator Chukotavia
Location Provideniya
Elevation AMSL 72 ft / 22 m
Coordinates 64°22′42″N 173°14′36″W / 64.37833°N 173.24333°W / 64.37833; -173.24333Coordinates: 64°22′42″N 173°14′36″W / 64.37833°N 173.24333°W / 64.37833; -173.24333
Direction Length Surface
ft m
01/19 6,562 2,000 Gravel and sand

Provideniya Bay Airport (Russian: Аэропорт «Бухта Провидения») (IATA: PVSICAO: UHMD) (also Urelik and Ureliki) is a small airport in Chukotka, Russia located 3 km southwest of Provideniya. It services primarily small transport aircraft. A concrete apron contains four parking spaces.

It is not adequate for military operations but there are anecdotal reports that it has received Tupolev Tu-95MR deployment flights as part of military exercises. A division of Mig-17 and Mig-19 aircraft was based at this airport between 1960 and 1968.

On 25 July 2005, a Swedish Airforce C-130 Hercules landed in Provideniya Bay, bringing in an international research team from the Beringia 2005 expedition,[1] organized by the Swedish Polar Research Secretariat.

This airport was famous for the 1988 flight of Alaska Airlines known as the Friendship Flight at that time, as well as a similar Bering Air flight in May of the same year.

The airport itself and the surrounding towns are not accessible to foreigners without a special permit from the Russian government.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Chukotavia operates infrequent service to the regional capital Anadyr, usually 3-5 times a month. It also operates scheduled helicopter services around the region using a Mi-8, such as to Enmelen, Egvekinot and Lavrentiya.

Bering Air operates chartered tourist flights several times a year using small aircraft such as Beechcraft 1900 and CASA C-212 Aviocar.

Airlines Destinations
Bering Air Charter: Nome
Chukotavia Anadyr


World Aero Data [2]

  1. ^ Beringia 2005 expedition
  2. ^ Bering Air Alaska

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