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Russia: Iturup Airport welcomes first ever commercial flight to Kuril Islands00:51

Russia: Iturup Airport welcomes first ever commercial flight to Kuril Islands

Russian Federation, Kuril Islands
September 23, 2014 at 09:06 GMT +00:00 · Published

The first ever commercial flight touched down at Russia's brand new Iturup Airport on the Kuril Islands, Monday.

Thirty-two passengers flew more than 700 km from the Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk aboard a Dash-8-300, arriving at 14:50 local time. The airport is considered unique as it lies on the Taiga, the coniferous evergreen forests of subarctic lands, and can continue flight operations under difficult weather conditions.

Iturup is expected to develop routes connecting Vladivostok, Khabarovsk and Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky with the Kuril Islands.

Russia: Iturup Airport welcomes first ever commercial flight to Kuril Islands00:51
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The first ever commercial flight touched down at Russia's brand new Iturup Airport on the Kuril Islands, Monday.

Thirty-two passengers flew more than 700 km from the Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk aboard a Dash-8-300, arriving at 14:50 local time. The airport is considered unique as it lies on the Taiga, the coniferous evergreen forests of subarctic lands, and can continue flight operations under difficult weather conditions.

Iturup is expected to develop routes connecting Vladivostok, Khabarovsk and Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky with the Kuril Islands.

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