An international air route from west to east passes through the Vologda Oblast. There are 2 airports in the region. They are all equipped with radio navigation and landing systems.
Take off and land strips in the airports of Vologda and Cherepovets can receive aircraft calls around the clock.
The airport of Vologda has a 1500 m long runway, while the length of the Cherepovets airport strip is 2500 m.
Since 1969 YAKs have been carrying out transportation both within the Vologda Oblast, throughout Russia and abroad (CIS states, Europe, Baltic states, the Near East, Africa and Asia). The aiports of Vologda and Cherepovets conduct rescue operation and air medical service as well.
A most frequently used aircraft is YAK-40 of different types (passenger, convertible and far distances YAKs as well as YAKs designed for international flights) and CRj-200.
AN-2 and AN-28 aircraft can be used to make an excursion tour round picturesque sights (for example, the Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery) and to meet the needs of parachute sportsmen. ANs can also transport hunters and fishers to places that are hard to reach. For this purpose MI-2 and MI-8 helicopters may be used as well. MIs are also perfectly suitable to survey the condition of oil and gas pipelines and natural resources of the oblast.
Flights from Severstal Airport are operated in such destinations as Moscow, St. Petersburg, Veliky Ustyug, Ukhta, Murmansk, Anapa, Sochi, Apatity, Kaliningrad, Simferopol, Mineralnye Vody. There are regular international flights to Helsinki, Burgas, and Prague.