Platon Oyunsky Yakutsk International Airport

Международный аэропорт Якутск имени Платона Ойунского

Платон Ойуунускай аатынан аан дойдутааҕы Дьокуускай аэропорт
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorYakutsk Airport State Enterprise
ServesYakutsk
LocationYakutsk, Russia
Hub forYakutia Airlines, Polar Airlines
Elevation AMSL99 m / 325 ft
Coordinates62°05′36″N 129°46′14″E / 62.09333°N 129.77056°E / 62.09333; 129.77056
Websitehttp://yks.aero/
Map
YKS is located in Sakha Republic
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Location in the Sakha Republic
YKS is located in Russia
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Location in Russia
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05L/23R Closed 2,500 8,202 Concrete
05/23 3,600 11,811 Asphalt
Statistics (2018)
Passengers908,384
Sources: Russian Federal Air Transport Agency (see also provisional 2018 statistics)[1]

Platon Oyunsky Yakutsk International Airport (Yakut: Платон Ойуунускай аатынан аан дойдутааҕы Дьокуускай аэропорт, Platon Ojuunuskaj aatynan aan dojdutaaghy Coquusqay Aeroport IPA: [ɟoquːsˈqaj aeɾoˈpoɾt]; Russian: Международный аэропорт Якутск имени Платона Ойунского, Mezhdunarodnyj aeroport Yakutsk imeni Platona Ojunskogo) (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. The airport is the hub for five regional airlines, including Yakutia Airlines and Polar Airlines.

Construction of the airport started in 1931, and it 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.[2][3]

The airport is used by Boeing to test cold weather starting of its aircraft.[4]

Airlines and destinations

Ilyushin Il-76 parked at Yakutsk Airport.
Domodedovo Airlines Ilyushin Il-62M parked at Yakutsk Airport in 1998.
AirlinesDestinations
AeroflotMoscow–Sheremetyevo
Alrosa Mirny Air EnterpriseLensk, Mirny
Aurora Khabarovsk,[5] Krasnoyarsk–International
Nordwind Airlines Kazan (begins 28 April 2024)[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
Rossiya Krasnoyarsk–International (begins 27 January 2024)[7]
S7 Airlines Irkutsk, Moscow–Domodedovo, Novosibirsk
Ural AirlinesMagadan,[8] Yekaterinburg
Utair Moscow–Vnukovo
Yakutia Airlines Blagoveschensk, Cherskiy, Chita, Harbin,[9] Irkutsk, Kazan,[10] Khabarovsk, Magadan, Mirny, Moscow–Vnukovo, Neryungri, Novosibirsk, Saint Petersburg, Tiksi, Ulan-Ude, Vladivostok, Yekaterinburg, Zhigansk
Seasonal: Omsk, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky,[11] Sochi

Accidents and incidents

Before 1992, Aeroflot had a 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.

References

  1. ^ "Объемы перевозок через аэропорты России" [Transportation volumes at Russian airports]. www.favt.ru (in Russian). Federal Air Transport Agency. Retrieved 23 October 2018.
  2. ^ Boeing-conducted Airport safety and operational assessments
  3. ^ New Cross-Polar Routes
  4. ^ Archived at Ghostarchive and the Wayback Machine: "'Chillin' with the Boeing 737 MAX". YouTube.
  5. ^ "Авиакомпания «Аврора» увеличивает частоту рейсов из Хабаровска в Якутск". www.flyaurora.ru. AURORA AIRLINES. Retrieved 4 October 2023.
  6. ^ "Кышын Казаннан Кувейт һәм Кытайга авиарейслар җибәрергә планлаштыралар". Казан шәһәренең җирле үзидарә. Retrieved 14 December 2023.
  7. ^ "С 27 января будет запущен еще один рейс из Красноярска в Якутск". Новости Якутии и Якутска — свежие новости онлайн на сайте ysia.ru — ЯСИА (in Russian). Якутское-Саха Информационное Агентство (ЯСИА). 24 January 2024. Retrieved 24 January 2024.
  8. ^ ""Уральские авиалинии" открывают авиалинию Екатеринбург-Якутск-Магадан". Airlines-Inform. 26 April 2019.
  9. ^ "Yakutia Airlines restarts flights from Yakutsk (YKS) to Harbin (HRB)".
  10. ^ "Новый рейс: из Казани на полюс холода Северного полушария – в Якутск!". www.kazan.aero. International Airport Kazan. Retrieved 9 September 2019.
  11. ^ "Прямой авиарейс связал Камчатку с Якутией . КАМЧАТКА-ИНФОРМ". www.kamchatinfo.com (in Russian). "КАМЧАТКА-ИНФОРМ" информационно-аналитический портал. 6 June 2019. Retrieved 6 June 2019.
  12. ^ Hradecky, Simon. "Accident: Yakutia AN24 at Yakutsk on Feb 4th 2010, rejected takeoff, presumably early gear retraction". Aviation Herald. Retrieved 4 February 2010.
  13. ^ "Yakutia Superjet damaged in Yakutsk landing excursion". flightglobal.com. 10 October 2018.
  14. ^ "Четыре пассажира рейса "Улан-Удэ-Якутск" обратились в больницу". arigus.ru. 10 October 2018.