Ahvaz International Airport

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Ahvaz International Airport

فرودگاه بین المللی اهواز
Airport typePublic
OwnerGovernment of Iran
OperatorIran Airports Company
ServesAhvaz, Khuzestan
LocationAhvaz, Iran
Hub for
Elevation AMSL20 m / 66 ft
Coordinates31°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
AWZ is located in Iran
Location of the airport in Iran
Direction Length Surface
m ft
12/30 3,398 11,148 Asphalt
Statistics (2017)
Aircraft Movements24,449 Increase 3%
Passengers2,939,958 Increase 10%
Cargo26,312 tons Increase 28%

Ahvaz International Airport (IATA: AWZ, ICAO: OIAW) (Persian: فرودگاه بین‌المللی اهواز‎) is an airport serving the city of Ahvaz, Iran.[2] It offers flights to domestic destinations as well as regional international destinations such as Dubai, Istanbul and Kuwait.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

ATA Airlines Mashhad, Tehran–Mehrabad
Atrak Air Tehran–Mehrabad
Charter: Mashhad
Caspian Airlines Mashhad, Tehran
Georgian Airways Charter: Tbilisi
Iran Air Isfahan, Kuwait City, Shiraz, Tabriz, Tehran-Mehrabad, Yazd
Iran Air Tours Dubai-International, Tehran
Iran Aseman Airlines Asaluyeh, Kuwait, Mashhad, Shiraz, Tehran
Karun Airlines Bandar Abbas, Dubai-International, Isfahan, Rasht, Tabriz, Tehran
Seasonal: Yerevan
Kish Air Kish, Mashhad, Tehran
Mahan Air Asaluyeh, Kerman, Kharg, Shiraz, Tehran
Qeshm Airlines Isfahan, Tehran
Saudia Seasonal: Jeddah, Medina
Turkish Airlines Istanbul-Atatürk (ends 31 December 2018),[3] Istanbul–Havalimanı (begins 1 January 2019)[3]
Zagros Airlines Mashhad, Tehran

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.[4]

Airport move[edit]

In December 2012, Agence France-Presse reported that Ahwaz airport was to be relocated because oil had been discovered underneath it.[5] In June, 2017 Ahwaz Airport measured a record breaking temperature as it hit 129.2 F/54 C, breaking its previous record of 127.4 F

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Traffic Figures". Retrieved 14 February 2018.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "List of all airports in Iran". The Airport Authority. Retrieved 2019-01-02.
  3. ^ a b "Turkish Airlines to fully move to Istanbul New in late 4Q18". ch-aviation.com. 16 October 2018. Retrieved 2018-10-16.
  4. ^ "EP-AGZ Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 20 October 2010.
  5. ^ Iran to move airport after oil found under runway, Iran Focus, 29 December 2012.