Ust-Nera Airport is an airport in Sakha (Yakutia) Republic of Russia, serving the urban locality of Ust-Nera in the Oymyakonsky District. The airport has a runway with an asphalt surface designated 07/25.
Far from being just a settlement, Ust-Nera is also the administrative centre of the Oymyakonsky District. It lies on the confluence of two rivers, the Nera and the Indigirka Rivers. It is located approximately 870 kilometres northeast of the republic capital of Yakutsk, and about the same distance from Magadan, capital of the Magadan Oblast. A much nearer community is the village of Oxymyakon, located approximately 200 kilometres south of Ust-Nera. Surrounding the city are tall mountains, glaciers, and Taiga or snowforest. The climate in the area tends to be extreme, experiencing freezing winters and boiling summers.
Ust-Nera was founded in 1937, due to the gold mining and exploration in the Indigirka and Kolyma regions; hence the main occupation in the settlement was mining. It also served as a base for forced labour camps of the Gulag during the Soviet era.
Travellers who wish to get out of or get into Ust-Nera via air travel may book flights at more popular airports in Sakha Republic. Yakutsk Airport in Yakutsk, Russia is an international airport, 977km from Ust-Nera. Yakutsk Airport serves as a hub for Yakutia Airlines and Polar Airlines.