Shahid Sadooghi Airport

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Shahid Sadooghi Airport
فرودگاه يزد
IATA: AZDICAO: OIYY
AZD is located in Iran
AZD
AZD
Location of airport in Iran
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Iranian Airports Holding Company
Operator Iranian Airports Holding Company
Serves Yazd
Location Yazd, Iran
Elevation AMSL 4,054 ft / 1,236 m
Coordinates 31°54′18″N 054°16′35″E / 31.90500°N 54.27639°E / 31.90500; 54.27639
Website yazd.airport.ir
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
13/31 4,098 13,446 Asphalt
Statistics (۱۳۹۲ - 2013)
Aircraft Movements 4,889
Passengers 471,164
Cargo 3,225 tonnes
Source: Iranian Airports Holding Company[1]
Yazd Airport
فرودگاه يزد
airport
Country  Iran
Province Yazd
County Yazd
Bakhsh Central
Rural District Fajr
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Yazd-Shahid Ayatollah Sadooghi Airport (Persian: فرودگاه شهید آيت‌اللّه صدوقی یزد‎) (IATA: AZDICAO: OIYY) is an airport in Yazd, Iran. The airport lies 10 kilometers away from the city center of Yazd and serves the city as well as all of the surrounding counties. The Shahid Sadooghi Airport also serves as a part of the important North-South transportation corridor within the Islamic Republic of Iran.[2] For administrative and census purposes, it is a treated as a village in Fajr Rural District, in the Central District of Yazd County, Yazd Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 127, in 33 families.[3]

The airport was established in 1970 upon 575 hectares of land.[4] Even though the airport does not have an international status, there are occasional charter flights as well as scheduled passenger services to neighboring countries such as Iraq and Syria.[5] Furthermore, the airport provides routine international service to Jeddah and Medina in Saudi Arabia for the annual Hajj season.[6]

Despite operating at 40-50% capacity, a total of 431,500 passengers traveled through Shahid Sadooghi Airport in 2012, making it the eleventh busiest airport in Iran in terms of passenger traffic and number of flight operations.[7]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Iran Air Baghdad,[8] Mashhad, Tehran-Mehrabad
Iran Airtour Airline Mashhad, Tehran-Mehrabad
Iran Aseman Airlines Bandar Abbas, Mashhad, Tehran-Mehrabad
Iranian Naft Airlines Ahwaz,[9] Tehran-Mehrabad
Seasonal: Kish[10]
Kish Air Seasonal: Kish[11]
Saudia Hajj: Jeddah,[12] Medina[13]

Statistics[edit]

Busiest routes out of Yazd[edit]

Busiest routes from Yazd (Weekly)[14][15]
Rank City (#) of Flights per Week Carriers
1 Flag of Iran.svg Tehran, Iran 30 Iran Air, Iran Airtour Airline, Iran Aseman Airlines, Iranian Naft Airlines
2 Flag of Iran.svg Mashhad, Iran 7 Iran Air, Iran Airtour Airline, Iran Aseman Airlines
3 Flag of Iran.svg Bandar Abbas, Iran 2 Iran Aseman Airlines
4 Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Medina, Saudi Arabia 2 Saudia Airlines
5 Flag of Iraq.svg Baghdad, Iraq 1 Iran Air

Aircraft Serving Yazd[edit]

Operating Aircraft Fleet at Shahid Sadooghi Airport [16][17][18]
Aircraft Approx. (#) of Passengers Carriers Notes
Airbus A300B4 248 Iran Air Used on Yazd-Baghdad route
Airbus A320 147 Iran Air Used on Yazd-Tehran route
Airbus A330-300 298 Saudia Airlines
Airbus A340-300 295 Saudia Airlines
Boeing 727-200 175 Iran Aseman Airlines Used on Yazd-Mashhad route
Fokker 100 107 Iran Air, Iran Aseman Airlines, Iranian Naft Airlines, Kish Air Serves the bulk of flight operations at airport
McDonnell Douglas MD-82 160 Iran Airtour Airline Replaced the banned Tupolev Tu-154M
McDonnell Douglas MD-83 162 Kish Air Used on Yazd-Kish Island route

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