Yakutsk Airport

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Yakutsk Airport

Аэропорт Якутск / Дьокуускай Аэропорт
Yakutsk Airort logo.png
Airport typePublic
OperatorYakutsk Airport State Enterprise
LocationYakutsk, Russia
Hub for
Elevation AMSL99 m / 325 ft
Coordinates62°05′36″N 129°46′14″E / 62.09333°N 129.77056°E / 62.09333; 129.77056Coordinates: 62°05′36″N 129°46′14″E / 62.09333°N 129.77056°E / 62.09333; 129.77056
Sakha Republic in Russia
Sakha Republic in Russia
YKS is located in Sakha Republic
Location of the airport in the Sakha Republic
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05L/23R Closed 2,500 8,202 Concrete
05R/23L 3,400 11,155 Asphalt
Sources:GCM,[1] STV[2]

Yakutsk Airport (Yakut: Дьокуускай Аэропорт, Coquusqay Aeroport IPA: [ɟoquːsˈqaj aeɾoˈpoɾt]; Russian: Аэропо́рт Яку́тск, Aeroport Yakutsk) (IATA: YKS, ICAO: UEEE) is an airport in Yakutsk, Russia. It has one runway (an older runway serves as a parking area for disused aircraft) and has a capacity of 700 passengers per hour.

Aeroport Yakutsk 02.jpg

The airport is the hub for five regional airlines, including Yakutia Airlines and Polar Airlines.

Construction of the airport started in 1931 and was used as a stopover on the ALSIB Alaska-Siberia air route for American planes flying to Europe during World War II. The present international terminal was built in 1996. The airport serves as a diversion airport on Polar route 4.[3][4]

Yakutsk has another, smaller airport at Magan, used by Boeing to test cold weather starting of its aircraft.[5]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Ilyushin Il-76 parked at Yakutsk Airport.
Domodedovo Airlines Ilyushin Il-62M parked at Yakutsk Airport in 1998.
Alrosa Mirny Air EnterpriseLensk, Mirny
Angara AirlinesIrkutsk, Novosibirsk[6]
Polar Airlines Batagay, Belaya Gora, Cherskiy, Chokurdakh, Deputatskiy, Irkutsk, Lensk, Moma, Nyurba, Olekminsk, Olenek, Sakkyryr, Saskylakh, Srednekolymsk, Suntar, Tiksi, Ust-Kuyga, Ust-Maya, Ust-Nera, Verkhnevilyuisk, Vilyuisk, Zyryanka
S7 Airlines

Moscow–Domodedovo, Novosibirsk

Yakutia Airlines Blagoveschensk, Cherskiy, Chita, Harbin (resumes 4 April 2019),[7] Irkutsk, Khabarovsk, Krasnoyarsk–Yemelyanovo, Magadan, Mirny, Moscow–Vnukovo, Neryungri, Tiksi, Novosibirsk, Saint Petersburg, Seoul–Incheon, Ulan-Ude, Vladivostok, Yekaterinburg, Zhigansk
Seasonal: Anapa, Krasnodar, Omsk, Petropavlovsk–Kamchatsky, Sochi, Tokyo–Narita

Accidents and incidents[edit]

Before 1992, Aeroflot had monopoly on Soviet domestic flights, and had a lot of accidents. At least a dozen deadly accidents happened on or near Yakutsk. See Aeroflot accidents and incidents.

  • On 4 February 2010, Yakutia Airlines Flight 425, operated by Antonov An-24 RA-47360 suffered an engine failure on take-off for Olyokminsk Airport. During the subsequent landing, the nose and port main undercarriage were retracted, causing substantial damage to the aircraft.[8]
  • On 10 October 2018, Flight 414, operated by a Sukhoi Superjet 100 RA-89011, rode out from a runway on landing at Yakutsk Airport from Ulan-Ude. During the subsequent landing, the behind chassis of the aircraft were broken.[9] No one was killed in the crash, but four people were hospitalised.[10]


  1. ^ Airport information for UEEE at Great Circle Mapper.
  2. ^ Airport information for Yakutsk Airport at Search (for) Travel website.
  3. ^ Boeing-conducted Airport safety and operational assessments
  4. ^ New Cross-Polar Routes
  5. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RoiDaYhBVvM
  6. ^ "РАСПИСАНИЕ" (PDF). Angara Airlines. Retrieved 16 January 2013.
  7. ^ https://www.routesonline.com/airports/8723/yakutsk-international-airport/news/283610/yakutia-airlines-restarts-flights-from-yakutsk-yks-to-harbin-hrb/
  8. ^ Hradecky, Simon. "Accident: Yakutia AN24 at Yakutsk on Feb 4th 2010, rejected takeoff, presumably early gear retraction". Aviation Herald. Retrieved 4 February 2010.
  9. ^ "Yakutia Superjet damaged in Yakutsk landing excursion". flightglobal.com. 10 October 2018.
  10. ^ "https://arigus.tv/news/item/118830/". arigus.ru. 10 October 2018. External link in |title= (help)

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