Isfahan International Airport

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Isfahan International Airport
فرودگاه بین المللی شهید بهشتی اصفهان
Summary
Airport type Military/Public
Owner Iranian Airports Holding Company
Operator Iran Civil Aviation Organization
Iran Air Force
Serves Isfahan
Location Isfahan, Iran
Hub for
Elevation AMSL 5,059 ft / 1,542 m
Coordinates 32°45′03″N 51°51′40″E / 32.75083°N 51.86111°E / 32.75083; 51.86111Coordinates: 32°45′03″N 51°51′40″E / 32.75083°N 51.86111°E / 32.75083; 51.86111
Website isfahan.airport.ir
Map
IFN is located in Iran
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Location of airport in Iran
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
08R/26L 14,425 4,397 Asphalt
08L/26R 14,425 4,397 Asphalt
Statistics (2016)
Passengers 2,593,414 Increase 15%
Aircraft Movements 23,040 Increase 21%
Cargo 24,128 tons Increase 8%

Isfahan International Airport (IATA: IFNICAO: OIFM)(Persian: فرودگاه اصفهان‎‎ – Farūdegāh-e Eşfahān) is an international airport serving the city of Isfahan, Iran.

Overview[edit]

The airport is named in honor of Shahid Beheshti. For administrative and census purposes, it is considered a village in Qahab-e Shomali Rural District, in the Central District of Isfahan County, Isfahan Province, Iran. The airport currently has one terminal which is for both domestic and international flights. However, there will be a new terminal built soon which will be only for international flights. Just adjacent to the airport is Khatami Air Base which was built in 1970s specifically to cater Iran's fleet of F-14 Tomcat.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations Terminal
Air Arabia Sharjah [2] International
Ata Airlines Kish Island, Mashhad, Tabriz Domestic
Ata Airlines Seasonal: Baku, Tbilisi International
AtlasGlobal Adana International
Atrak Air Charter: Mashhad Domestic
Austrian Airlines Vienna International
Caspian Airlines Ahvaz, Asaluyeh, Kish Island, Mashhad, Qeshm, Tehran-Mehrabad Domestic
Caspian Airlines Charter: Baghdad, Najaf International
FlyBaghdad Baghdad International
flydubai Dubai-International International
Freebird Airlines Seasonal: Adana International
Iran Air Abadan, Ahvaz, Bandar Abbas, Bushehr, Kangan, Kerman, Kermanshah, Kish Island, Lavan Island, Mashhad, Rasht, Sirri Island, Shiraz, Tabriz, Tehran-Mehrabad, Zahedan Domestic
Iran Air Baghdad, Dubai-International, Kuwait City
Seasonal: Jeddah, Medina
International
Iran Air Tours Abadan, Ahvaz, Bandar Abbas, Jam, Kish Island, Mahshahr, Mashhad, Tehran-Mehrabad Domestic
Iran Air Tours Baghdad, Najaf International
Iran Aseman Airlines Abadan, Ahvaz, Asaluyeh, Bahregan, Bandar Abbas, Dezful, Jam, Kangan, Kharg Island, Lamerd, Lavan Island, Shiraz, Mashhad, Tehran-Mehrabad, Zahedan Domestic
Iranian Naft Airlines Aghajari, Ahvaz, Asaluyeh, Bahregan, Bandar Abbas, Dezful, Gorgan, Lamerd, Lavan Island, Kish Island, Mahshahr, Mashhad, Rasht, Sirri Island, Shiraz, Tehran-Mehrabad Domestic
Iranian Naft Airlines Seasonal: Yerevan International
Iraqi Airways Baghdad, Najaf International
Kish Airlines Ahvaz, Asaluyeh, Bandar Abbas, Kish Island, Mahshahr, Mashhad, Tehran-Mehrabad Domestic
Kish Airlines Baghdad, Dubai-International, Najaf
Charter: Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen
International
Mahan Air Asaluyeh, Kerman, Kharg Island, Mashhad, Qeshm, Tabriz, Tehran-Mehrabad Domestic
Mahan Air Baghdad, Najaf
Seasonal charter: Jeddah
International
Meraj Airlines Kish Island, Mashhad Domestic
Onur Air Istanbul-Atatürk[3] International
Qeshm Airlines Ahvaz, Kish Island, Mahshahr, Mashhad, Qeshm, Rasht, Tehran-Mehrabad Domestic
Qeshm Airlines Baghdad, Dubai-International, Najaf International
Saudia Seasonal: Jeddah, Medina International
Taban Air Abadan, Ahvaz, Asaluyeh, Kermanshah, Kish Island, Mashhad, Qeshm, Rasht, Tehran-Mehrabad Domestic
Taban Air Baghdad, Beirut, Dubai-International, Istanbul-Atatürk, Najaf
Seasonal: Tbilisi, Yerevan[4]
International
Tailwind Airlines Seasonal: Adana, Antalya International
Turkish Airlines Istanbul-Atatürk International
Zagros Airlines Ahvaz, Kish Island, Mahshahr, Mashhad, Rasht, Sirri Island, Tehran-Mehrabad Domestic
Zagros Airlines Baghdad, Najaf International

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On 15 February 1965, Vickers Viscount EP-AHC of Iranian Airlines was damaged beyond economic repair when the port undercarriage collapsed as a result of a heavy landing.[5]
  • On 18 November 2009, Iran Air Fokker 100 EP-CFO suffered an undercarriage malfunction on take-off. The aircraft was on a flight to Mehrabad Airport, Tehran when the undercarriage failed to retract. The aircraft landed at Isfahan but was substantially damaged when the left main gear collapsed.[6]
  • On 15 January 2010, Iran Air Fokker 100 EP-IDA, operating Flight 223 was substantially damaged when the nose gear collapsed after landing.[7]
  • On 24 January 2010, Taban Air Flight 6437, a Tupolev Tu-154M, crashed whilst making an emergency landing at Mashhad International Airport due to a medical emergency; all 157 and 13 crew survived the accident with 42 receiving minor injuries.[8] The flight originated from Abadan the day before but had to overnight stop in Isfahan due to weather in Mashhad.[9][10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "International Data". Airport.ir. 2017-02-19. Retrieved 2017-02-19. 
  2. ^ "World Stock Markets & Stock Index Performance". Bloomberg. 
  3. ^ http://www.aviationiran.com/2016/03/27/isfahan-sees-increased-international-flights/
  4. ^ Damato, Alessio (7 May 2016). "Taban Air Adds 7 New Routes". Aviation Iran. Retrieved 10 May 2016. 
  5. ^ "Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 7 October 2009. 
  6. ^ "Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 20 November 2009. 
  7. ^ "Accident: Iran Air F100 at Isfahan on Jan 15th 2010, nose gear collapse on landing". Aviation Herald. Retrieved 17 January 2010. 
  8. ^ Taban Air Flight 6437
  9. ^ Iranian plane catches fire on landing
  10. ^ Plane catches fire trying to land in Iran

External links[edit]

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