Bandar Abbas International Airport

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Bandar Abbas International Airport
فرودگاه بین المللی بندرعباس
Bandar Abbas Airport.jpg
Summary
Airport type Public/Military
Owner Government of Iran
Operator Iran Airports Company
Iranian Air Force
Serves Bandar Abbas, Hormozgan
Location Bandar Abbas, Iran
Hub for
Elevation AMSL 22 ft / 7 m
Coordinates 27°13′05″N 56°22′40″E / 27.21806°N 56.37778°E / 27.21806; 56.37778Coordinates: 27°13′05″N 56°22′40″E / 27.21806°N 56.37778°E / 27.21806; 56.37778
Website bandarabbas.airport.ir
Map
BND is located in Iran
BND
BND
Location of airport in Iran
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
03R/21L 3,660 12,008 Asphalt
03L/21R 3,457 11,341 Asphalt
Statistics (2017)
Aircraft Movements 11,406 Increase 11%
Passengers 1,289,063 Increase 15%
Cargo 12,717 tons Increase 18%

Bandar Abbas International Airport (IATA: BND, ICAO: OIKB) (Persian: فرودگاه بین المللی بندرعباس‎) is an international airport located in 12 kilometers east of the city of Bandar Abbas, Hormozgan Province, in south of Iran. The airport has flight connections to different parts of Iran and countries of south of Persian Gulf, and about 1,289,000 passengers passed through it in 2017. This airport is able to handle widebody aircraft such as Boeing 777 or Boeing 747.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
ATA Airlines Tabriz, Tehran–Mehrabad
Atrak Air Tehran–Mehrabad
Caspian Airlines Tehran–Mehrabad
Iran Air Abu Musa Island, Ahvaz, Bandar Lengeh, Chabahar/Konarak, Dubai–International, Isfahan, Jask, Kerman, Kish Island, Mashhad, Sari, Shiraz, Tabriz, Tehran–Mehrabad, Yazd, Zahedan
Seasonal: Jeddah, Medina
Iran Air Tours Abadan, Baghdad, Isfahan, Kermanshah, Mashhad, Shiraz, Zahedan
Iran Aseman Airlines Dubai–International, Isfahan, Kermanshah, Mashhad, Noshahr, Rasht, Shiraz, Tehran–Mehrabad, Yazd
Iraqi Airways Najaf
Karun Airlines Ahvaz, Dubai–International, Kish Island
Kish Air Abu Musa Island, Dubai–International, Isfahan, Kish Island, Muscat, Tehran–Mehrabad
Mahan Air Mashhad, Tabriz, Tehran–Mehrabad
Meraj Airlines Tehran–Mehrabad[2]
Qeshm Air Gorgan, Tabriz, Kish Island, Tehran–Mehrabad
Zagros Airlines Mashhad

Incidents[edit]

  • Iran Air Flight 655 took off at Bandar Abbas on July 3, 1988, only to be shot down by the USS Vincennes of the U.S. Navy, killing all 290 on board.
  • 2005 Iranian Air Force C-130 crash: A Lockheed C-130 Hercules crashed into a ten-story apartment building in downtown Tehran on 6 December 2005, after takeoff from Tehran Mehrabad airport. The flight was attempting to return to Mehrabad with engine trouble when it crashed, killing 128 (10 crew, 84 passengers, and 34 people in the building, many of them children staying home due to high smog levels in the city). The flight was bound for Bandar Abbas.
  • Iran Air Tours Flight 945, a scheduled flight from Bandar Abbas to Mashhad on 1 September 2006, crashed on landing at Mashhad after a landing failure caused the Tupolev Tu-154M to leave the runway, killing 28 of the 148 on board (137 passengers, 11 crew).
  • IRIAF F-4 Phantom II crashed near Bandar Abbas on October 14, 2012, killing two airmen.[3]

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