Planes are unable to land in fog or strong winds. As weather here can change incredibly rapidly, departures from Solovki can be confirmed only an hour before – ie once the incoming plane has actually left Arkhangelsk.
Nordavia Flights to Solovki from Arkhangelsk (one way/return R4495/8890, 50 minutes) between April and late October. Flights depart at 1.30pm on Tuesday and Sunday, with the return flight at 3pm. In July and August there are additional flights on alternate Saturdays and in August on Wednesdays as well.