Sabetta airport will receive its first planes in 2014

The international airport in Sabetta, which is being built within the framework of the Yamal LNG liquefied natural gas project, will begin accepting its first flights this year.

These will currently be to transport shift builders of the liquefied natural gas plant and the Arctic port of Sabetta. Later, the airport will serve employees of these facilities. After construction, the airport will be able to take virtually all types of aircraft, including commercial aircraft IL-76, AN-148, Boeing-737, MI-26 and MI-8.

The "District airport development program to 2020" is being implemented in Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Region. The region has fifteen airports of various sizes and significance. The largest are located in the towns of Salekhard, Nadym, Novy Urengoy and Noyabrsk: they can take virtually all types of aircraft. The new airport is built on the Bovanenkovo oil and gas complex.

Source: Arctic-Info

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