Chinggis Khaan International Airport
|Chinggis Khaan International Airport
Чингис хаан олон улсын нисэх буудал
ᠴᠢᠩᠭᠢᠰ ᠬᠠᠭᠠᠨ ᠣᠯᠠᠨ ᠤᠯᠤᠰ ᠦᠨ ᠨᠢᠰᠬᠦ ᠪᠠᠭᠤᠳᠠᠯ
|IATA: ULN – ICAO: ZMUB|
|Owner||Government of Mongolia|
|Operator||Civil Aviation Authority of Mongolia|
|Elevation AMSL||1,300 m / 4,364 ft|
|Statistics (2013 ULN)|
Sources: Civil Aviation Administration of Mongolia
Chinggis Khaan International Airport (Mongolian: Чингис хаан олон улсын нисэх буудал, Chingis khaan olon ulsyn nisekh buudal) (IATA: ULN, ICAO: ZMUB) is the international airport serving Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, situated 18 km (11 mi) southwest of the capital. It is the largest international air facility in the country.
The airport was first established as Buyant-Ukhaa airport (Mongolian: Буянт-Ухаа нисэх онгоцны төв буудал) on 19 February 1957. In 1958, international flights began with flights to Irkutsk and Beijing using Ilyushin Il-14 aircraft. Regular flights from the airport started in 1961.
The terminal was upgraded to make it suitable for international traffic in 1986.
Between 1994 and 1997 a further major upgrade of construction and air navigation was achieved with the assistance of the Asian Development Bank, making the airport compliant with ICAO standards. The US$50million Construction project was carried out by the successful bidder: a German / British joint venture of Philipp Holzmann and Wimpey Asphalt.
The airport was named after Chinggis Khaan (Genghis Khan) to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the establishment of a Mongolian State on 21 December 2005.
The airport is due for replacement in 2017 by the new Khöshigt Valley Airport due to be constructed at the Khoshigt Valley 52 kilometres (32 mi) from Ulaanbaatar city centre.
Airlines and destinations
|Passengers||Change from previous year||Movements||Cargo
|Sources: Civil Aviation Administration of Mongolia|
The airline Aero Mongolia has its head office on the third floor of the main airport building. The Air Accident Investigation Bureau Mongolia has its head office on the airport property. There is also one cargo hangar at Chinggis Khaan International Airport.
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- "Ulaanbaatar Airport and National Air Navigation Development Projects (Loans 1256/1370-MON[SF])".
- "MIAT Mongolian Airlines S14 Europe Operation Changes as of 27FEB14". Airline Route. 27 February 2014. Retrieved 27 February 2014.
- "MIAT Mongolian Airlines Launches North Korea Service in October 2013". Airline Route. 20 October 2013. Retrieved 20 October 2013.
- "MIAT Mongolian Airlines Adds Tokyo Haneda Service from August 2014". Airline Route. 28 July 2014. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
- "Ulanbator." Aero Mongolia. Retrieved on 21 September 2011. "Head office 3rd floor, Chinggis Khaan International Airport, Ulaanbaatar" – Address in Mongolian: "Чингис хаан олон улсын нисэх буудал, Улаанбаатар 34, ш/х-105"
- "Address of Accident Investigation Authorities as of March 2010." Air Accident Investigation Bureau. Retrieved on 11 May 2011. "Mongolia Air Accident Investigation Bureau Mongolia Ministry of Road, Transportation, Construction and Urban Development of Mongolia Chinggis Khaan International Airport Ulaanbaatar 34 Mongolia"
Media related to Chinggis Khan International Airport at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website
- Civil Aviation Authority of Mongolia
- Aeronautical Information Publication
- Current weather for ZMUB at NOAA/NWS
- Accident history for ULN at Aviation Safety Network