Before I started taking photos of planes, learning about the different types, following them on Flightradar24 and all that planespottingjazz, the main allure of airports was the sense of adventure. Staring at the departure screens while waiting for my flight to board, wondering about the many places I had never seen. I would dream of being able to afford just waking up one random morning, buying a same-day ticket to somewhere exotic. I still do, although the list of places I consider exotic have shrunk quite a bit.
But Yekaterinburg would fit the bill. Last year’s (seasonal) weekly arrival of Ural Airlines certainly sparked my curiosity.