Yakutsk Airport

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Yakutsk Airport
Аэропорт Якутск / Дьокуускай Аэропорт
Yakutsk Airort logo.png
Airport type Public
Operator Yakutsk Airport State Enterprise
Serves Yakutsk
Location Yakutsk, Russia
Hub for
Elevation AMSL 99 m / 325 ft
Coordinates 62°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
Website http://yks.aero/
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 (Sakha: Дьокуускай Аэропорт, Coquusqay Aeroport IPA: [ɟoquːsˈqaj aeɾoˈpoɾt]; Russian: Аэропо́рт Яку́тск, Aeroport Yakutsk) (IATA: YKSICAO: 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. Given the city's cold climate, the airport is 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.
Airlines Destinations
Aeroflot Moscow–Sheremetyevo
operated by Aurora
Alrosa Mirny Air Enterprise Lensk, Mirny
Angara Airlines Irkutsk, 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
Nordwind Airlines Charter: Nha Trang
S7 Airlines Moscow–Domodedovo, Novosibirsk
Yakutia Airlines Blagoveschensk, Cherskiy, Chita, Harbin, Irkutsk, Khabarovsk, Krasnoyarsk–Yemelyanovo, Seoul–Incheon, Magadan, Mirny, Moscow–Vnukovo, Neryungri, Novosibirsk, Saint Petersburg, Ulan-Ude, Vladivostok, Yekaterinburg
Seasonal: Anapa, Krasnodar, Omsk, Petropavlovsk–Kamchatsky, Sochi, Tokyo–Narita
Seasonal charter: Qinhuangdao

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.[7]


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