Issyk-Kul International Airport

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Issyk-Kul International Airport
Ысык-Көл эл аралык аэропорту
Airport type Public
Operator Government
Serves Tamchy
Location Tamchy, Kyrgyzstan
Hub for Kyrgyzstan Air Company
Elevation AMSL 5,423 ft / 1,653 m
Coordinates Coordinates: 42°35′17″N 076°42′47″E / 42.58806°N 76.71306°E / 42.58806; 76.71306
IKU is located in Kyrgyzstan
Direction Length Surface
m ft
07/25 3,800 12,467 Asphalt

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.[2]

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[edit]

Kyrgyzstan Air Company
operated by Avia Traffic Company
Seasonal: Bishkek, Jalal-Abad, Osh
Qazaq Air Seasonal charter: Almaty
S7 Airlines Seasonal: Novosibirsk
SCAT Seasonal: Almaty
Uzbekistan Airways Seasonal: Tashkent
Golden Rule Airline's AN-2 at Issyk-Kul International Airport in 2005.


  1. ^ "Международный аэропорт "Иссык-Куль"". 2012-10-28. Retrieved 2012-10-28.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Коды городов всех стран". Retrieved 2012-10-28.

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