Pevek Airport

Аэропорт Певек
Airport typePublic
OperatorPevek branch of Chukotavia
LocationPevek, Russia
Elevation AMSL10 ft / 3 m
Coordinates69°47′0″N 170°35′48″E / 69.78333°N 170.59667°E / 69.78333; 170.59667
Direction Length Surface
ft m
17/35 8,202 2,500 Concrete

Pevek Airport (Russian: Аэропорт Певек) (IATA: PWE, ICAO: UHMP) is a civilian airport[1] located 15 km northeast of Pevek.[2] It is located on the coast of the East Siberian Sea, and it is one of the few airports in Russia on the polar route capable of handling aircraft as large as the Boeing 767, and, in case of emergency, even larger planes.

It mainly serves medium-sized airliners. Its use for military operations is unknown, but the runway and facilities are adequate for interceptor operations. The airfield elevation is given either as 13 or 14 meters according to various Department of Defense navigation charts.[2]

Airlines and destinations

The airport operates infrequent, usually weekly, service to Moscow, as well as flights to regional airports. There are no scheduled flights on most days. Flights to Moscow are operated by a Boeing 757 and Boeing 767, and flights to Anadyr and Keperveyem are operated by a Twin Otter, An-24 or helicopter.

Chukotavia Anadyr, Keperveyem
S7 Airlines Novosibirsk
Yakutia Airlines Moscow–Vnukovo, Nizhnevartovsk, Takutsk

Accidents and incidents


  1. ^ "UHMP - Pevek Airport | SkyVector". Retrieved 2024-01-15.
  2. ^ a b "Pevek Airport". Retrieved 2024-01-15.
  3. ^ "Crash of a Lisunov LI-2 in Pevek | Bureau of Aircraft Accidents Archives". Bureau of Aircraft Accidents Archives (B3A)). Retrieved 6 March 2024.
  4. ^ "Incident Mil Mi-8 RA-22385". Retrieved 2024-01-15.