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Regular flights will be established with Paramushir and Shikotan islands

03.04.2018 74 просмотров

To this end, the Sakhalin authorities, together with Aeroflot, will purchase five Canadian-made DHC-6 Twin Otter 400 aircraft capable of carrying up to 19 passengers. Air flights will be operated by Aurora Airlines.

According to the governor of the region Oleg Kozhemyako, for this the airline will be allocated funds for additional capitalization. “Our plans are to help the Aurora airline for the first time in history to organize a direct flight from Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk to Shikotan, as well as to resume regular air traffic by aircraft between Paramushir and Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, which has not existed for more than 25 years,” the press service of the regional government quotes the governor. 

- landing strips. Avrora Airlines is already successfully using Canadian aircraft to communicate with remote settlements in the Primorsky Territory. 

According to D. Kozhemyako, the construction of runways is already planned on both Kuril Islands. “It will start on Shikotan next summer. The place for the new “take-off” has already been determined - in the area of the weather station,” the governor said. 

The issue of increasing transport accessibility for the residents of Shikotan and Paramushir today is one of the most significant, the regional government stressed. The solution requires an integrated approach. Since the end of 2016, for the first time since Soviet times, regular flights between the islands of Kunashir and Shikotan were resumed. Passengers and cargo are transported by the Mi-8MTV-1 helicopter purchased earlier by the Sakhalin government.

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