Sabetta airport on track

The coming airport of Sabetta as seen by the designers. (Ill.: Domstroyinvest)

The international airport of Sabetta, an important part of the huge Yamal LNG project, will be ready to receive its first regular flights before summer next year.


The first flights to land on the new Arctic airport on the Yamal Peninsula will be bringing construction workers for the LNG plant and the port of Sabetta. The airport will be able to receive almost all types of aircraft, including the huge Il-76 transport plane, Arctic Info writes.

The Yamal LNG project is developed by the JSC Yamal LNG, a joint venture of Novatek (80%) and Total (20%), and in close cooperation with the Federal Agency of Sea and River Transport and the Rosmorport state enterprise. 

The Sabetta port is a joint initiative of the Novatek company and Russian federal authorities. It will be one of the biggest in the Russian Arctic and a key component in the development of the gas-rich Yamal Penisula. Linked with the South Tambey field and a major projected LNG plant, the port will be built to handle more than 30 million tons of goods per year.

The South Tambey gas condensate field is estimated to hold about 1,25 trillion cubic meters of gas.