Issyk-Kul International Airport
|Issyk-Kul International Airport|
Ысык-Көл эл аралык аэропорту
|Hub for||Kyrgyzstan Air Company|
|Elevation AMSL||5,423 ft / 1,653 m|
Issyk-Kul International Airport (Kyrgyz: Ысык-Көл эл аралык аэропорту, Isıq-Köl el aralıq aeroportu, ىسىق-كۅل ەل ارالىق اەروپورتۇ; Russian: Международный аэропорт «Иссык-Куль», Meždunarodnyj aeroport «Issyk-Kulj») (IATA: IKU (ИКУ), ICAO: UCFL) is an international airport serving Tamchy, a village in Issyk Kul District of Issyk Kul Region (oblast) of Kyrgyzstan. The Russian IATA code for Issyk-Kul International Airport is ИКУ.
Formerly known as Tamchy Airport, Issyk-Kul International Airport started its operations in 1975 as a reserve airport for the nearby Cholpon-Ata Airport. The current runway and terminal were built in 2003. In the same year, the Kyrgyz Government renamed Tamchy Airport to Issyk-Kul International Airport. It is a class 3C airport, and has no instrument landing facilities and operates only during daylight hours.
Issyk-Kul International Airport has customs and border control checks and serves both domestic and international flights. There are plans to extend the runway by a further 500 m.
Airlines and destinations
| Kyrgyzstan Air Company|
operated by Avia Traffic Company
|Seasonal: Bishkek, Jalal-Abad, Osh|
|Qazaq Air||Seasonal charter: Almaty|
|S7 Airlines||Seasonal: Novosibirsk|
|Uzbekistan Airways||Seasonal: Tashkent|
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