Susuman Airport
Summary
Airport typePublic
LocationSusuman
Elevation AMSL2,129 ft / 649 m
Coordinates62°46′0″N 148°8′48″E / 62.76667°N 148.14667°E / 62.76667; 148.14667Coordinates: 62°46′0″N 148°8′48″E / 62.76667°N 148.14667°E / 62.76667; 148.14667
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Susuman Airport is located in Magadan Oblast
Susuman Airport
Susuman Airport
Location in Magadan Oblast
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
04/22 5,741 1,750 Asphalt

Susuman Airport (ICAO: UHMH) is a minor airport built 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) south of Susuman in Magadan Oblast, Russia

History

It was built during World War II for the Alaska-Siberian (ALSIB) air route used to ferry American Lend-Lease aircraft to the Eastern Front.[2] The airport closed about 1998 and the control tower was converted to an Orthodox church and the airport's main building to a monastery.

The airport reopened in 2012 serving 4 flights a week to Magadan's Sokol Airport.[3]

Airlines and Destinations

AirlinesDestinations
SiLA Airlines Magadan

References

  1. ^ Aviapages
  2. ^ Lebedev, Igor Aviation Lend-Lease to Russia Nova Publishers (1997) pp.44-49
  3. ^ Magadan Airport Official Site Archived 2014-05-15 at the Wayback Machine