Even though it is now one of the poorest parts of Russia, the republic has abundant forests and rich soil. The region is famous for producing grain, sunflowers, tea, tobacco, and other produce. Hog and sheep breeding are also developed.

Food, timber, woodworking, pulp and paper, heavy engineering, and metal-working are the most developed industries.


There is a small airport in Maykop (ICAO airport code URKM). Several rail lines pass through the republic.

Maykop Airport (ICAO: URKM) is a civilian airport located on the north of Maykop, Russia. It has no solid-surface runway and is licensed for turboprop traffic only. Jet planes may land only in case of stable dry weather. There is another airport near Maykop, 6 km north-west of the city, called Khanskaya, that has a concrete runway.

Airlines and destinations

Currently there is no scheduled service from this airport.

Maykop Airport
Aeroport Maykop
Airport type Public
Operator OAO "Adyghea Air Lines"
Serves Maykop, Adyghea, Russia
Location North of Maykop
Elevation AMSL 680 ft / 207 m
Coordinates 44°39?12?N 040°05?24?E? / ?44.65333°N 40.09°E? / 44.65333; 40.09
Direction Length Surface
m ft
13/31 2,600 8,500 Dirt