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Kars Harakani Airport

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Kars Harakani Airport

Kars Harakani Havalimanı
Airport typePublic
OperatorGeneral Directorate of State Airports Authority
ServesKars, Turkey
Elevation AMSL5,889 ft / 1,795 m
Coordinates40°33′44.00″N 43°6′54.01″E / 40.5622222°N 43.1150028°E / 40.5622222; 43.1150028
KSY is located in Turkey
Location of airport in Turkey
KSY is located in Europe
KSY (Europe)
Direction Length Surface
m ft
06/24 3,500 11,483 Concrete
Source: DAFIF[1][2]

Kars Harakani Airport is a public airport in Kars, Turkey (IATA: KSY, ICAO: LTCF). The airport, opened in 1988, is located 6 km (3.7 mi) from Kars.[2] It has importance for serving also other cities like Ağrı, Ardahan, Artvin and Iğdır in north-eastern Turkey.


In 2006, Kars Airport served 2,352 aircraft and 270,052 passengers. The passenger terminal open to the public covers an area of 1,695 m2 (18,240 sq ft) and has a parking lot for 100 cars.[2] The airport was closed in the spring and summer months of 2007 for renovation works. The re-opening took place on 22 October 2007.[3] The new terminal was designed by architect Yakup Hazan.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

The following airlines operate regular scheduled and charter flights at Kars Harakani Airport:

AJet Ankara, Istanbul–Sabiha Gökçen
Pegasus Airlines Istanbul–Sabiha Gökçen[4]
SunExpress Izmir
Turkish Airlines Istanbul[5]

Traffic Statistics[edit]

Annual passenger traffic at KSY airport. See Wikidata query.
Kars Airport Passenger Traffic Statistics
Year (months) Domestic % change International % change Total % change
2011 * 337,036 Increase 2.0% Decrease 100.0% 337,036 Increase 1.0%
2010 * 329,809 Increase 15,0% 2,475 Increase 16,0% 332,284 Increase 15,0%
2009 285,880 Increase 7.1% 2,128 Increase 3.5% 288,008 Increase 7.0%
2008 267,038 Increase 180.0% 2,057 Increase 269,095 Increase 182.0%
2007 95,421 - 95,421

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


  1. ^ "Airport information for LTCF". World Aero Data. Archived from the original on 2019-03-05.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link) Data current as of October 2006. Source: DAFIF.
  2. ^ a b c "Kars Airport General Information". Retrieved 2010-05-16.
  3. ^ "Kars'ta havaalanı sevinci". Yeni Şafak (in Turkish). Tüm Gazeteler. 2007-10-23. Archived from the original on 2011-07-17. Retrieved 2009-09-26.i
  4. ^ L, J (16 November 2015). "Pegasus Airlines Adds New Istanbul Domestic Routes from Nov 2015". Airline Route. Retrieved 16 November 2015.
  5. ^ "Istanbul New Airport Transition Delayed Until April 5, 2019 (At The Earliest)". 9 April 2019.
  6. ^ Statistics

External links[edit]

Media related to Kars Airport at Wikimedia Commons