Arak Airport

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Arak International Airport
Summary
Serves Arak
Location Arak, Iran
Opened 1938
Coordinates 34°08′17″N 49°50′50″E / 34.13806°N 49.84722°E / 34.13806; 49.84722Coordinates: 34°08′17″N 49°50′50″E / 34.13806°N 49.84722°E / 34.13806; 49.84722
Website arak.airport.ir
Map
AJK is located in Iran
AJK
AJK
Location of airport in Iran
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
08/26 12,139 3,700 Paved[1]
Statistics (2015)
Aircraft Movements 136
Passengers 17,204
Cargo 142 tons
Source: Iranian Airports Holding Company[2]

Arak Airport (IATA: AJKICAO: OIHR) is an airport in Arak, the capital of Markazi Province in Iran. The airport, one of the oldest in Iran, was opened in 1938.

History[edit]

The airport was established by the British in 1938 and named Sultanabad[3] (former name of Arak). The main reason for the founding of the city away from the sea and airports and maritime facilities were not. Transfer from the airport for Ziegler rugs and traveling by Swiss company employees and families of three consulates of Germany, England and Switzerland have been used in the city.

With the arrival of the aircraft carrier on Sunday, June 9, 2013 Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, President of Iran, Arak airport was officially opened a new runway. The runway length of 3,700 meters and a width of over 75 meters and has all the facilities for the takeoff and landing of aircraft in all classes.

Vantage Destinations 1938 to 1979[edit]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Arak Airport Route map between 1938 and 1979

Passenger[edit]

Airlines Destinations
ATA Airlines (Iran) Baghdad,[4]Najaf[5]
Iran Aseman Airlines Asaluyeh,[6] Mashhad[6]
Zagros Airlines Baghdad,[7]Najaf[8]

Cargo[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Pouya Cargo Air Tehran-Mehrabad , Erbil

Statistics[edit]

[9]

No Year Aircraft Movements Freights (Ton) Passengers Change
1 2016 152 87 11,780 Decrease31%
2 2015 136 142 17,204 Increase192%
3 2014 92 63 5,900 Increase100%
4 2013 0 0 0 Decrease100%
5 2012 24 8 1,308 Decrease80%
6 2011 94 45 6,645

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