Turkmenbashi International Airport

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Turkmenbashi International Airport
Türkmenbaşy halkara aeroporty
IATA: KRWICAO: UTAK
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator N/A
Serves Turkmenbashi
Location Turkmenbashi, Turkmenistan
Elevation AMSL 283 ft / 86 m
Coordinates 40°03′48″N 053°00′26″E / 40.06333°N 53.00722°E / 40.06333; 53.00722
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
16R/34L 11,483 3,500 Concrete
16L/34R 8,202 2,500 Concrete
Source: AIP Turkmenistan [1]

Türkmenbaşy International Airport (IATA: KRWICAO: UTAK), also known as Krasnovodsk Airport, is the second largest international airport in Turkmenistan. It is located in city Türkmenbaşy (Krasnovodsk). The airport opened in 1959. Flights depart for Ashgabat (Ashgabat Airport), Daşoguz (Daşoguz Airport) and Istanbul (Atatürk International Airport).[2] Founded in 1959.

Building[edit]

Dmitry Medvedev with President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov in airport

In April 2010 a new four-story terminal building was opened with a capacity of 800 passengers per hour. In addition, a new control tower height with a height of 61 metres was put into operation. It was equipped with special equipment from Siemens and Thales, as well as housing for receiving VIP-persons, meetings and conferences.

Lounge at the airport in Turkmenbashi

At the same time the airport can take 7 flights while providing international standards of service. The total area of the plot on which the new terminal is located, is about 80 hectares. The neighborhood is landscaped, planted and decorated with fountains. There are also indoor and outdoor parking areas for more than three hundred and eighty cars.

At the opening of the International Airport of Turkmenbashi City it was visited by President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov. He expressed confidence that the new aviation hub will serve as a successful implementation of the policy of the Turkmenistan to turn the Caspian Sea into the sea of friendship, peace and good neighborly relations as well as to the further development of cooperation between Turkmenistan and other foreign countries.[3]

The airport was created with optimal comfort for waiting passengers along with a speedy check-in and boarding service. These services include a jet bridge, an information board, a telephone office, a baggage room and a post office. Rooms for passengers awaiting flights are equipped with comfortable furniture throughout. Also, there are cozy cafeterias, snack bars, shops, duty-free and a comfortable CIP-room.

VIP terminal[edit]

In the immediate vicinity of the main body of the terminal there is a facility to receive VIP-persons. It is used for VIP charter and business aviation, as well as to receive special flights and departure of delegations of the Government of Turkmenistan and guests of city of Turkmenbashi. The building has all the facilities for meetings and conferences.

Cargo Terminal[edit]

In addition to the main terminal there is also an international cargo terminal and a freight transportation service equipped with automated handling.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Turkmenistan Airlines Ashgabat, Mary, Turkmenabat Daşoguz, Istanbul

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Coordinates: 40°03′N 53°00′E / 40.050°N 53.000°E / 40.050; 53.000