Chersky Airport (also Cherskiy) is a small public airport located 1 kilometer (0.62 mi) south of the settlement of Chersky in Sakha Republic in Russia. It services small transport aircraft. The airport is elevated at 20 ft / 6m above mean sea level. It has one asphalt runway, which has a direction of 13/31 and is 5,577ft / 1,700 m in length. One would find Chersky Airport on the map by using these coordinates: 68°44′36″N 161°20′12″E. Polar Airlines is the sole carrier that serves the airport. It flies to and from Yakutsk.
What to see & do
Chersky is an urban locality (a settlement) and the administrative center of Nizhnekolymsky District in the Sakha Republic, Russia. It is located on the Kolyma River 1,920 kilometers (1,190 mi) east of Yakutsk, the capital of the republic. It has a subarctic climate (Köppen climate classification Dfc). According to the 2010 census, the settlement has a population of 2,857 people. Chersky was founded as Nizhniye Kresty in 1931 and was granted urban-type settlement status in 1963. It was then that the settlement was renamed Chersky, after Jan Czerski, a Polish geographer who organized several expeditions in the surrounding area in the 1880s. Chersky hosted logistical wing for drifting ice stations, which run a supply route via the Zhokhov Island between the 1950s and early 1990s. Sergey Zimov established the Pleistocene Park in 1981. It is a place for studies of global warming, pleistocene ecology, and permafrost. Cherksy has limited attractions to offer to tourists. However, one who’s interested in learning about its history and culture can visit History and Culture Museum of the People of North Yakutia.
How to get around (within destination)
There’s no concrete information regarding Chersky’s transport system. In the entire region of Sakha Republic, air transport is considered as the most important mode of transporting people, while water transport is the primary means of cargo turnover. While there are two federal roads that pass the region – Yakustk–Skovorodino (M56 Lena highway) and Yakutsk–Magadan (M56 Kolyma Highway) – these roads are made of clay (this is due to the presence of permafrost, which renders use of asphalt impractical). Currently, the Berkakit–Tommot railroad is undergoing operation. It connects the Baikal Amur Mainline with the industrial centers in South Yakutia. Construction of the Amur Yakutsk Mainline continues northward; the railway was completed to Nizhny Bestyakh, across the river from Yakutsk, in 2013.
How to get there
Chersky is served by one airport, which is served by one airline, Polar Airlines, which flies to and from Yakutsk. You can connect from that airport from other regional destinations within Russia. If you are coming in from outside the country, you can book a flight to Moscow via Sheremetyevo International Airport.
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