Kerben Airport started its operations in 1950s as a landing strip in the then Karavan. The current runway and terminal were built in 1982. It is a regional class 3C airport. The runway has a weight limit of 22 tonnes, and has no instrument landing facilities and operates only during daylight hours.
Although, Kerben Airport is near the border with Uzbekistan, it has no customs and border control checks and serves only flights within Kyrgyzstan. Up until 2010, the airport had year-round links with Jalal-Abad, Bishkek and Osh. Flights to the capital city Bishkek and the provincial centre Jalal-Abad resume on 1 March 2013.