October 10, 1973 due to a malfunction of the fuel system Li-2 plane crashed near the airport. 5 people were killed. After this incident, the aircraft maintenance Li-2 in the civil aviation of the USSR has been discontinued.
The new terminal building opened in 1984.
Reconstruction of the terminal building, with modern equipment completed in 2009. The airport terminal allows to serve up to 300 passengers per hour.
Since 2013, building an air traffic control tower height of 50 m, main and connecting taxiways, apron for aircraft worth $200 millions. The project created an artificial runway length of 3800 m, 5 taxiways, apron for aircraft parking. Will be constructed passenger terminal building capacity of 500 passengers per hour with 4 gates, the building of VIP terminal, as well as other buildings and structures.
Airlines and destinations
|Turkmenistan Airlines||Ashgabat, Turkmenbashi, Turkmenabat, Balkanabat|
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