Abadan Airport

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Abadan International Airport
IATA: ABDICAO: OIAA
Summary
Airport type Public
Location Abadan, Iran
Elevation AMSL 7 ft / 2 m
Coordinates 30°21′55″N 048°13′59″E / 30.36528°N 48.23306°E / 30.36528; 48.23306Coordinates: 30°21′55″N 048°13′59″E / 30.36528°N 48.23306°E / 30.36528; 48.23306
Map
ABD is located in Iran
ABD
ABD
Location of airport in Iran
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
14R/32L 3,101 10,174 Asphalt
14L/32R 2,265 7,430 Asphalt
Statistics (1392 (2013))
Aircraft Movements 3,354
Passengers 354,974
Cargo 3,071 tonnes
Source: Iranian Airports Holding Company[1]

Abadan International Airport (IATA: ABDICAO: OIAA) is situated 12 kilometers away from the city of Abadan, Iran.

History[edit]

During World War II, Abadan Airport was a major logistics center for Lend-Lease aircraft being sent to the Soviet Union by the United States. Beginning in May 1942, the United States Army Air Forces Air Technical Service Command and the Douglas Aircraft Company established a plant here, with the 17th Air Depot Group assembling newly arrived aircraft and flight-testing them. Once prepared, they were flown to Mehrabad Airport, Tehran, for delivery to the Soviets.[2][3] The airport was designated as Station #3, by the Air Transport Command North African Wing, with connecting routes to Mehrabad Airport, Tehran; RAF Habbaniya, Iraq, and Bahrain Airport, Bahrain.[4] [5]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

The following airlines offer scheduled passenger service:

Airlines Destinations
Iran Air Isfahan, Tehran
Iran Air Tours Isfahan, Mashhad, Shiraz, Tehran
Iran Aseman Airlines Shiraz, Tehran
Iranian Air Transport Mashhad, Tehran
Kish Air Mashhad, Tehran
Qeshm Airlines Tehran
Zagros Airlines Isfahan, Kerman, Kermanshah, Mashhad

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