Qeshm International Airport

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Qeshm International Airport
فرودگاه بین المللی جزیره قشم
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Qeshm Free Zone Organization
Operator Iran Airports Company
Serves Qeshm, Hormozgan
Location Dayrestan, Iran
Hub for
Elevation AMSL 45 ft / 14 m
Coordinates 26°45′16.70″N 055°54′08.47″E / 26.7546389°N 55.9023528°E / 26.7546389; 55.9023528
Map
GSM is located in Iran
GSM
GSM
Location of airport in Iran
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
05/23 13,864 4,226 Asphalt
Statistics (2017)
Aircraft Movements 5,521 Increase 3%
Passengers 517,097 Increase 19%
Cargo 4,943 tons Increase 11%

Qeshm International Airport (IATA: GSM, ICAO: OIKQ) (Persian: فرودگاه بين المللي قشم‎) is an international airport near the village of Dayrestan roughly in the centre of Qeshm Island, off the south coast of Iran.

Facilities[edit]

Dr Allan Wain, economics and policy advisor, stated that the overall site area available for expansion of airport uses measures approximately 2032 ha., although only a very small area on the northwest side of the property is used for aviation activities. Dr Wain further indicated that most of the airport facilities that currently exist were constructed in 1996 and 1997, and the airport opened to commercial air traffic in July 1997. The fuel farm and ATC tower were constructed in 2002/3.

The airport is served by commercial air services that link Qeshm Island to the United Arab Emirates and to Tehran.

Dr Wain said that passenger traffic amounts to some 206570 passengers (2004 figure), which is an overall increase of 30 per cent in passenger volumes since 2002. All of this increase is in the international sector, as there has been a slight decline (2.6%) in domestic passengers in this time. 73% of passenger traffic is international, although approximately half of that is "visa traffic" on quick turnaround flights, which are generated in response to the visa regulations for migrant workers in the UAE states.

A small amount of cargo traffic is handled by the airport, but this is limited in extent and handled informally through the passenger terminal, as no facilities exist to accommodate air cargo operations.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Caspian Airlines Isfahan, Rasht
Iran Air Tehran-Mehrabad
Iran Airtour Mashhad, Tehran-Mehrabad
Iran Aseman Airlines Shiraz
Kish Air Tehran-Mehrabad
Mahan Air Dubai-International, Kerman, Tehran-Mehrabad
Meraj Airlines Tehran-Mehrabad
Qeshm Airlines Dubai-International, Isfahan, Rasht, Shahrekord, Shiraz, Tehran-Mehrabad, Tabriz, Gorgan, Kermanshah
Taban Airlines Isfahan
Zagros Airlines Mashhad

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Traffic Figures". Retrieved 14 February 2018.