Varandey Airport

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Varandey Airport
Airport type Public
Elevation AMSL 6 ft / 2 m
Coordinates 68°50′52″N 058°11′55″E / 68.84778°N 58.19861°E / 68.84778; 58.19861Coordinates: 68°50′52″N 058°11′55″E / 68.84778°N 58.19861°E / 68.84778; 58.19861
Direction Length Surface
ft m
Sources: AirportNavFinder,[1] DAFIF[2][3]

Varandey Airport (IATA: VRI) is an airport in Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Russia. Varandey is the airport of the Varandey settlement on the Arctic coast of the Nenets Autonomous District .

It is capable of accepting aircraft of the third class ( An-24, An-26, L-410, Yak-40 and the like) and other types of aircraft of the 3rd class, helicopters of all types. The maximum take-off weight of an aircraft is 25 tons. Classification number of runway ( PCN ) 18 / F / D / Y / T.

The airport is used for delivery by helicopters ( Gazprom Avia ) of personnel to the Prirazlomnaya OIRFP, where a helicopter platform operates from 2010 [2] (in Varandey the personnel arrives by An-24 and An-26 from Arkhangelsk and Orenburg).

Airlines and destinations[edit]

UTair AviationArkhangelsk

Accidents and incidents[edit]

On 16 March 2005, Regional Airlines Flight 9288, an Antonov An-24RV (NATO reporting name "Coke"), crashed on approach to Varandey Airport, killing 28 of the 52 people on board.[4]


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  2. ^ Airport information for VRI at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
  3. ^ Airport information for VRI at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
  4. ^ Accident report at Aviation Safety Network

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