Connecting the sprawling cities of the Russian Far East is a daunting task, with thousands of miles of barren rock fields, volcano ranges, and dense Siberian forests separating these communities. But today, I flew between two of the largest cities in this vast region, along with some fantastic scenery (this just might be my new favorite route).
Callsign: Aeroflot 320
Aircraft: Airbus A320 (Aeroflot)
Time: 2 hours, 23 minutes
Route: Khabarovsk Novy Airport (UHHH) - Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Airport (UHPP)
Distance: 858 nm
Hope you enjoy!
Gear up, rocketing out of Khabarovsk Novy Airport.
Banking over the city of Khabarovsk, which is the largest city in the Russian Far East.
Climbing eastward out of mainland Russia.
Cruising over the Sea of Okhotsk.
Starting our descent over the Opala stratovolcano.
Making first contact with Petropavlovsk Unicom, as we pass the active stratovolcano Avachinsky.
Crossing Avacha Bay on short final for UHPP, getting a quick wing view of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. With a population of 179,000, this city is one of the easternmost in all of Russia.
Taxiing to the gate in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, with the Koryaksky volcano towering over the airfield.
Anyways, with this being my new favorite route, I hope you all enjoyed as much as I did. Leave your thoughts down below, and let me know if you’ve ever flown through the Russian Far East!