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

Yakutsk Airport

Аэропорт Якутск / Дьокуускай Аэропорт
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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
YKS is located in Sakha Republic
Location in the Sakha Republic
YKS is located in Russia
Location in Russia
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]

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 destinationsEdit

Accidents and incidentsEdit

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.[12]
  • 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.[13] No one was killed in the crash, but four people were hospitalised.[14]


  1. ^ Airport information for UEEE at Great Circle Mapper.
  2. ^ Airport information for Yakutsk Airport at Transport Search website.
  3. ^ Boeing-conducted Airport safety and operational assessments
  4. ^ New Cross-Polar Routes
  5. ^
  6. ^ "РАСПИСАНИЕ" (PDF). Angara Airlines. Retrieved 16 January 2013.
  7. ^ Liu, Jim (23 April 2019). "S7 Airlines schedules new domestic routes in S19". Routesonline. Retrieved 23 April 2019.
  8. ^
  9. ^ Liu, Jim (23 April 2019). "Yakutia S19 Yakutsk – Seoul aircraft changes". Routesonline. Retrieved 23 April 2019.
  10. ^ "Прямой авиарейс связал Камчатку с Якутией . КАМЧАТКА-ИНФОРМ". (in Russian). "КАМЧАТКА-ИНФОРМ" информационно-аналитический портал. 6 June 2019. Retrieved 6 June 2019.
  11. ^ "«Уральские авиалинии» открывают авиалинию Екатеринбург-Якутск-Магадан". Airlines-Inform. 26 April 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". 10 October 2018.
  14. ^ "". 10 October 2018. External link in |title= (help)

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