ⓘ Abakan International Airport

                                     

ⓘ Abakan International Airport

Abakan International Airport is an airport located in Abakan, Republic of Khakassia, Russia.

The airport is located to the north of the city not far from the city limits. City bus and trolleybus connections are available. It is the only airport in the region Khakassia and south of Krasnoyarsk Kray suitable for all types of aircraft.

                                     

1. History

On March 1, 1993, the PI" Abakan Airport” was established as independent enterprise by standing out of Abakan Aviation Enterprise; the Public Property Management Committee in cooperation with the Transport Aviation Department and Council of Ministers of Republic of Khakassia adopted this decision. By 1993, the Transport Aviation Department together with the Government of the Republic succeeded to perform a significant preparatory workload for the international sector and finally, to achieve the international airport statute. In 1996, the" Abakan Airport” OJSK was established. In 1999 and 2000 the Abakan Airport won the competition" The Best Airport of the CIS countries” carried out by the" Airport” Association.

                                     

2. Accidents and incidents

On November 27, 1996, 8 minutes after taking off from Abakan Airport, an Ilyushin Il-76 transport aircraft registered RA-78804 crashed into a mountain near Minusinsk on the right bank of Yenisey river. The aircraft transported consumer goods and food. Everyone on board 23 people, including 13 passengers have died. The cause of the crash was that the aircraft was overloaded and climbed very slowly.