The company «Yamal LNG» informs that the first passenger flight on the route Noviy Urengoy – Sabetta – Noviy Urengoy took place. The aircraft Boeing 737-400 delivered 138 passengers – employees of «Yamal LNG» and contractual organizations.
Starting with February, «Yamal LNG» will organize permanent passenger air communication with Noviy Urengoy and Moscow with further extension of route network. First of all, the airport is purposed for servicing of rotational personnel. This year the airport will take and send about 150 thousand people, and during peak years of fulfillment of the project this number will exceed 300 thousand people.
Startup of the modern international airport that was built within the full-scale project «Yamal LNG» is an important event not only for Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug but also for the whole Russia. If to take into consideration active development of the Arctic, the airport Sabetta can be widely used in servicing of transportations of passengers and cargoes in this hard-to-reach region, including international.
As we should note, «Yamal LNG» fulfills the project of building of the plant on production of liquefied gas with capacity 16 million and 500 thousand tons of LNG per year on resource base of the South-Tambey field. The beginning of production of LNG is planned for the end of 2017.
The international airport of Sabetta is one of the first Russian arctic airports built from scratch. It corresponds to the first category of ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) and can take practically all types of aircrafts.
The international airport Sabetta has the compliance certificate of an aerodrome, the certificate about state registration of an aerodrome, certified on all kinds of airport activity.