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92 days a year the wind speed in Norilsk exceeds 15 metres per second. On some days it reaches up to 40 metres per second. Planes stop flying at 7 mps. Non-flying weather can persist for several days.
The airport is the only convenient way to arrive to Norilsk and depart from it. There are no railway connections with the rest of the world, and maritime travel takes too long: a ship from Murmansk travels for a few days.
Since 2016, the airport will start accepting international flights, despite the fact that foreigners need a special permission from the authorities to enter the city.