Ahvaz International Airport

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Ahvaz International Airport

فرودگاه بین المللی اهواز
Ahwaz International Airport Terminal.jpg
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
Caspian Airlines Mashhad, Tehran
Iran AirIsfahan, Shiraz, Tabriz, Tehran-Mehrabad, Yazd
Iran Air ToursTehran
Iran Aseman AirlinesAsaluyeh, Kuwait, Mashhad, Shiraz, Tehran
Karun AirlinesBandar Abbas, Isfahan, Rasht, Tabriz, Tehran
Kish AirKish, Mashhad, Tehran
Mahan AirAsaluyeh, Kerman, Kharg, Shiraz, Tehran
Qeshm AirlinesIsfahan, Tehran
SaudiaSeasonal: Jeddah, Medina
Zagros AirlinesMashhad, 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.[3]

Airport move[edit]

In December 2012, Agence France-Presse reported that Ahwaz airport was to be relocated because oil had been discovered underneath it.[4] 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. ^ "EP-AGZ Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 20 October 2010.
  4. ^ Iran to move airport after oil found under runway, Iran Focus, 29 December 2012.