Jalal-Abad Airport

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Jalal-Abad Airport
Жалал-Абад аэропорту
JBD is located in Kyrgyzstan
Airport type Public
Operator Government
Serves Jalal-Abad
Location Jalal-Abad, Kyrgyzstan
Elevation AMSL 2,591 ft / 790 m
Coordinates 40°56′39″N 072°58′40″E / 40.94417°N 72.97778°E / 40.94417; 72.97778
Direction Length Surface
m ft
01/19 1,740 5,708 Asphalt

Jalal-Abad Airport (Kyrgyz: Жалал-Абад аэропорту, Russian: Джалал-Абадский аэропорт) (IATA: none (ДЖБ)ICAO: UAFJ) is an airport serving Jalal-Abad, a city in Jalal-Abad Province (oblast) of Kyrgyzstan. Not to be confused with Jalalabad Airport in Afghanistan. Local travel agents use JBD as an unofficial three-letter airport code in Latin. The Russian IATA code for Jalal-Abad Airport is ДЖБ.[3]

Jalal-Abad Airport started its operations in 1940s as a landing strip in the outskirts of the then small provincial town. The current runway and terminal were built in 1975. It is a regional class 3C airport. The runway 01/19 has a weight limit of 22 tonnes, and has no instrument landing facilities and operates only during daylight hours. The current runway will be significantly improved in 2013.[4]

Jalal-Abad Airport has no customs and border control checks and serves only flights within Kyrgyzstan. Before the collapse of the Soviet Union, the airport linked Jalal-Abad with cities in Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan. Up until 2000, the airport had links with Kerben, Kanysh-Kyya, Toktogul, Naryn, Talas, Cholpon-Ata, Karakol and even with nearby Osh. Flights to Aksy District in northwestern Jalal-Abad Province resumed on March 1, 2013.[5] Flights to Toguz-Toro District in eastern Jalal-Abad Province resumed on April 24, 2013.

Kyrgyzstan Air Company Antonov AN-24 in Jalal-Abad Airport prepares for flight to Bishkek, March 7, 2010.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air Bishkek
operated by Sky Bishkek
Bishkek, Kazarman, Kerben, Seasonal: Tamchy
Avia Traffic Company Bishkek, Seasonal: Tamchy (Summer), Seasonal: Kazarman (Winter)
Kyrgyzstan Air Company[citation needed]
operated by Avia Traffic Company
Bishkek, Seasonal: Tamchy (Summer), Seasonal: Kazarman (Winter)
Sky Bishkek Bishkek, Kazarman, Kerben,[6] Seasonal: Tamchy (Summer)

Ground transportation[edit]

Marshrutka and taxis serve the airport.


On September 15, 1989, an Aeroflot Yakovlev YAK-40 (CCCP-87391) had a rough landing. The aircraft was damaged beyond repair after bouncing three times on landing.[7]

On April 14, 1998, a Kyrgyzstan Airlines Yakovlev YAK-40 (EX-87529) overran runway on landing. The aircraft was damaged beyond repair.[8]


  1. ^ "Аэропорт "Джалал-Абад"". CivilAviation.kg. Retrieved 2012-10-28. 
  2. ^ "Jalal-Abad Airport". OurAirports.com. Retrieved 2012-10-28. 
  3. ^ "Справка по расписанию и тарифам на линиях СНГ - Украинский Авиационный Портал". Aviation.com.ua. Retrieved 2012-10-28. 
  4. ^ "286 million soms allocated to reconstruct three southern airports". Central Asia Aero News. 2013-02-18. Retrieved 2013-02-20. 
  5. ^ "С 1 марта будет введён рейс Бишкек - Кербен - Джалал-Абад". Central Asia Aero News. 2013-02-20. Retrieved 2013-02-20. 
  6. ^ Timetable, http://www.skybishkek.kg/
  7. ^ "ASN Aircraft accident Yakovlev 40 CCCP-87391 Jalal-Abad". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 2012-10-28. 
  8. ^ "ASN Aircraft accident Yakovlev 40 EX-87529 Jalal-Abad". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 2012-10-28. 

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