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Dushanbe International Airport

Фурудгоҳи Байналмилалии Душанбе

Furudgohi Bajnalmilalii Duşanbe
Dushanbe International Airport.svg
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Summary
Airport typeJoint (Civil and Military)
OwnerGovernment of Tajikistan
OperatorGovernment of Tajikistan
ServesDushanbe
LocationDushanbe, Tajikistan
Hub for
Elevation AMSL2,575 ft / 785 m
Coordinates38°32′6″N 068°49′5″E / 38.53500°N 68.81806°E / 38.53500; 68.81806
Websiteairport.tj
Map
DYU is located in Tajikistan
DYU
DYU
Location of airport in Tajikistan
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
09/27 10,210 3,112 Asphalt-Concrete
Statistics (2017)
Passengers1,305,000

Dushanbe International Airport (IATA: DYU, ICAO: UTDD) is an airport in Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan. It is the main hub for Somon Air and is the home base for Tajik Air, which also has its head office on the property.[1]

History

In 1924, the first airport was built in the country, in the city currently known as Dushanbe. In November 1929, a new airport was built to serve Stalinabad (past name of Dushanbe). In 1964, the current airport complex was put into operation. Over the years, the airport has been reconstructed several times.

On September 7, 1992, during the first months of the 1992-1997 civil war, President Rahmon Nabiyev and an entourage of his were on their way to the airport when they were ambushed by opposition forces. At the terminal, Nabiyev was forced to resign, practically at gunpoint, after a meeting and discussions with the armed opposition in the VIP lounge, before being released. Tanks and troops were reportedly stationed at the terminal during the whole ordeal.[2]

A new French-built terminal, which can serve 1.5 million passengers a year, was opened on 3 September 2014.[3][4] France provided Tajikistan a long-term, low-interest €20 million loan. Tajikistan's own contribution was €19 million.[5]

Airlines and destinations

AirlinesDestinations
Air Astana Almaty
Avia Traffic Company Bishkek
flydubaiDubai–International[6]
Iran Aseman Airlines Mashhad
Kam Air Kabul
S7 Airlines Novosibirsk
SCAT Airlines Nur-Sultan[7]
Somon Air Almaty, Delhi,[8] Dubai–International, Frankfurt, Irkutsk, Istanbul, Kazan, Khujand, Krasnodar, Krasnoyarsk–Yemelyanovo, Moscow–Domodedovo, Moscow–Zhukovsky, Novosibirsk,[9] Orenburg, Saint Petersburg, Sochi,[10] Ürümqi (suspended),[11] Yekaterinburg
Seasonal charter: Sharm El Sheikh[12]
Tajik Air Delhi,[13] Moscow–Domodedovo[13]
Turkish Airlines Istanbul[14]
Ural Airlines Moscow–Zhukovsky, Nizhnevartovsk,[15] Saint Petersburg, Ufa, Volgograd,[16] Voronezh,[15] Yekaterinburg
Seasonal: Chelyabinsk, Kazan, Krasnodar, Samara
Utair Moscow–Vnukovo
Uzbekistan Airways Tashkent[17]
Varesh Airlines Mashhad, Sari

See also

References

  1. ^ "Directory: World Airlines." Flight International. 30 March-5 April 2004. 78. "Titov Street 31/2, Dushanbe International Airport, Dushanbe, 734006, Tajikistan."
  2. ^ https://www.nytimes.com/1992/09/08/world/after-week-of-turmoil-tajik-president-is-forced-out.html
  3. ^ Ozodivideo (3 September 2014). "Ифтитоҳи терминали нави фурудгоҳ дар Душанбе". Retrieved 6 November 2018 – via YouTube.
  4. ^ "New terminal opens at Dushanbe International Airport". Shanghai Daily. Retrieved 6 November 2018.
  5. ^ "France to Finance Dushanbe Airport Extension". The Gazette of Central Asia. Satrapia. 12 October 2012.
  6. ^ "flydubai to Start Tajikstan Service from late-April 2013". Routesonline / Routes. 1 April 2013. Retrieved 1 April 2013.
  7. ^ Jim, Liu (7 December 2018). "SCAT schedules Dushanbe launch in Dec 2018". Routesonline. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  8. ^ Liu, Jim (24 December 2019). "Somon Air adds Delhi service from Dec 2019". Routesonline. Retrieved 24 December 2019.
  9. ^ "Somon air launches new air routes to Russia". Media group "ASIA-Plus". Asia-Plus. 11 August 2016. Archived from the original on 12 August 2016. Retrieved 12 August 2016.
  10. ^ "Somon Air". www.somonair.com. Retrieved 6 November 2018.
  11. ^ Liu, Jim (3 February 2020). "Somon Air suspends Urumqi service in Feb 2020". Routesonline. Retrieved 3 February 2020.
  12. ^ "Orange2fly to operate additional couple of flights to Sharm El-Sheikh". dailynewssegypt.com. 31 December 2018.
  13. ^ a b "Tajik Air resumes its flights to India's New Delhi, Somon Air to fly there from December 1st – C.A.A.N". caan.asia. 27 November 2019. Retrieved 28 November 2019.
  14. ^ "Istanbul New Airport Transition Delayed Until April 5, 2019 (At The Earliest)".
  15. ^ a b Liu, Jim. "Ural Airlines schedules new Dushanbe / Osh routes in W19". Routesonline. Retrieved 1 October 2019.
  16. ^ Liu, Jim (2 December 2018). "Ural Airlines expands Volgograd network from Dec 2018". Routesonline. Retrieved 3 December 2018.
  17. ^ "Uzbekistan Airways plans Dushanbe April 2017 launch". Routesonline. Retrieved 14 March 2017.

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