Ahwaz International Airport

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Ahwaz International Airport
فرودگاه اهواز
Serves Ahvaz, Iran
Elevation AMSL 20 m / 66 ft
Coordinates 31°20′15″N 048°45′43″E / 31.33750°N 48.76194°E / 31.33750; 48.76194Coordinates: 31°20′15″N 048°45′43″E / 31.33750°N 48.76194°E / 31.33750; 48.76194
Website http://ahwaz.airport.ir/
AWZ is located in Iran
Location of the airport in Iran
Direction Length Surface
m ft
12/30 3,398 11,148 Asphalt
Statistics (1392 (2013))
Aircraft Movements 18,480
Passengers 1,993,991
Cargo 16,673 tonnes
Source: Iranian Airports Holding Company[1]

Ahwaz International Airport (IATA: AWZICAO: OIAW) is an airport serving the city of Ahvaz in Iran. It offers jet service to domestic destinations including the capital, Tehran, and regional international destinations such as Kuwait.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Ata Airlines Tabriz
Caspian Airlines Dubai
Iran Air Bandar Abbas, Isfahan, Jeddah, Kuwait, Mashhad, Tabriz, Tehran-Mehrabad
Iran Air Tours Isfahan, Mashhad, Sary, Shiraz
Iran Aseman Airlines Tehran-Mehrabad, Shiraz, Asalouyeh
Iranian Naft Airlines Isfahan, Yazd,[2] Kish Island
Kish Air Tehran-Mehrabad
Mahan Air Mashhad, Tehran-Mehrabad
Zagros Airlines Tehran-Mehrabad

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On 19 April 1970, Douglas C-47B EP-AGZ of the Air Taxi Co stalled on take-off and crashed. The aircraft was destroyed by the subsequent fire. It was operating a non-scheduled passenger flight. All 25 people on board survived.[3]

Airport move[edit]

In December 2012 Agence France-Presse reported that Ahwaz airport was to be relocated because oil had been discovered underneath it.[4]


  1. ^ Flight status
  2. ^ Mehr News
  3. ^ "EP-AGZ Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 20 October 2010. 
  4. ^ Iran to move airport after oil found under runway, Iran Focus, 29 December 2012