Diyarbakır Airport

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Diyarbakır Airport
Diyarbakır Havalimanı
Diyarbakır International Airport.jpg

IATA: DIYICAO: LTCC

DIY is located in Turkey
DIY
DIY
Location of airport in Turkey
Summary
Airport type Public/Military
Owner Turkish Air Force
Operator DHMİ (State Airports Administration)
8th Air Wing, 2nd Air Force Command
Location Diyarbakır, Turkey
Elevation AMSL 686 m / 2,251 ft
Coordinates 37°53′38″N 040°12′03″E / 37.89389°N 40.20083°E / 37.89389; 40.20083Coordinates: 37°53′38″N 040°12′03″E / 37.89389°N 40.20083°E / 37.89389; 40.20083
Website diyarbakir.dhmi.gov.tr
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
16/34 3,549 11,644 Concrete
Sources: DHMİ [1] and DAFIF [2][3]

Diyarbakır Airport (IATA: DIYICAO: LTCC) is a military airbase and public airport located in Diyarbakır, Turkey.

Overview[edit]

Diyarbakır Airport is home to the 8th Air Wing (Ana Jet Üs or AJÜ) of the 2nd Air Force Command (Hava Kuvvet Komutanligi) of the Turkish Air Force (Türk Hava Kuvvetleri). Other wings of this command are located in Merzifon (LTAP), Malatya Erhaç (LTAT) and İncirlik (LTAG).[4]

The airport was closed for renovation from 1 June to 1 September 2012. All air traffic was diverted to Batman, Mardin and Elazığ.

In 2012, an Armenian American named Zuart Sudjian, claiming that she held the land deed to the property of the airport and owned the right of its inheritance. She filed a lawsuit through her lawyer Ali Elbeyoğlu for the return of the lands. After a rejection by a local court, the case was taken to the Court of Cassation where the verdict is being appealed.[5]

The Air Base is used by the 1st Expeditionary Rescue Group of the United States Air Force as part of Operation Inherent Resolve.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Borajet Adana
Onur Air Istanbul-Atatürk, Nicosia-Ercan
Pegasus Airlines Ankara, Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen, Izmir
SunExpress Antalya, Izmir
Turkish Airlines Erbil, Istanbul-Atatürk
Turkish Airlines
operated by AnadoluJet
Ankara, Bursa, Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen

Traffic Statistics[edit]

Diyarbakır Airport Passenger Traffic Statistics
Year (months) Domestic  % change International  % change Total  % change
2015 2,085,114 Increase 16.0% 15,087 Decrease 7.0% 2,100,201 Increase 16.0%
2014 1,796,067 Increase 1.0% 16,141 Increase 2.0% 1,812,208 Increase 1.0%
2013 1,782,827 Increase 40.0% 15,826 Increase 4.0% 1,798.653 Increase 40.0%
2012 1,270,613 Decrease 26.0% 15,211 Decrease 20.0% 1,285,824 Decrease 26.0%
2011 1,714,423 Increase 23.3% 18,951 Increase 31.4% 1,733,374 Increase 23,4%
2010 1,390,165 Increase 32.5% 14,425 Increase 25.4% 1,404,590 Increase 32.5%
2009 1,048,875 Increase 10.4% 11,506 Decrease 33.9% 1,060,381 Increase 9.6%
2008 949,668 Increase 8.0% 17,420 Increase 21.0% 967,088 Increase 8.0%
2007 881,278 - 14,347 - 895,625 -

(*)Source: DHMI.gov.tr[6]

Incidents[edit]

On January 8, 2003, Turkish Airlines Flight 634, crashed on approaching Diyarbakır Airport. 75 of the 80 passengers and crew on board were killed.

On August 27, 2016, several rockets were fired at the airport.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Turkish) Diyarbakır Hava Meydanı at DHMİ (State Airports Authority)
  2. ^ Airport information for LTCC at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
  3. ^ Airport information for LTCC at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
  4. ^ Turkish Air Force - Scramble
  5. ^ Gültekin, Uygar (31 December 2014). "Landing Diyarbakır Airport on the Basmacıyans' land". Agos. 
  6. ^ Statistics
  7. ^ "Rockets hit airport in Turkey's southeast – reports". rt.com. Russia Today. Retrieved August 27, 2016. 

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