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Tiksi Airport

Tiksi Airport
Airport information
Airport typeMilitary
OperatorRussian Air Force
Elevation8 m (26 ft)

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Tiksi Aerodrome is located 1 km (0.6 mi) northeast of Tiksi, Russia and was built in the 1950s as a staging base for Soviet Long Range Aviation bombers to reach the United States (as a so-called 'bounce' airdrome). It is used regularly by Tupolev Tu-95 aircraft in military exercises, including one in 1999, in which bombers practice travelling to the Canadian arctic. Two other nearby airfields known as Tiksi North and Tiksi West have been abandoned for decades, and are probable unusable according to satellite imagery.

According to, a total of 50 daily seats are flown into Tiksi Airport everyday. This equates a total capacity of 18,250 seats annually, however, with a rough industry average of a 70% load factor on the plane, it is safe to say that Tiksi Airport receives around 12,775 passengers a year. The only scheduled service to Tiksi is by Antonov An-24 turboprop airplane.

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