Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani Airport

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Kerman Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani International Airport

فرودگاه بین المللی آیت الله هاشمی رفسنجانی کرمان
Airport typePublic/Military
OwnerGovernment of Iran
OperatorIran Airports Company
Iranian Air Force
LocationKerman, Iran
Hub for
Elevation AMSL5,741 ft / 1,750 m
Coordinates30°16′28″N 056°57′04″E / 30.27444°N 56.95111°E / 30.27444; 56.95111
KER is located in Iran
Location of airport in Iran
Direction Length Surface
ft m
05/23 6,657 2,029 Asphalt
16/34 12,620 3,847 Asphalt
Statistics (2017)
Aircraft Movements5,795 Increase 19%
Passengers846,317 Increase 3%
Cargo6,569 tons Increase 1%

Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani International Airport (IATA: KER, ICAO: OIKK), previously known as Kerman International Airport, is an airport in Kerman, Iran. The airport is used for commercial, general aviation and military training purposes. Flights began operating in 1970.[2]

On 10 June 2017, the airport renamed to its current name in honour of former president, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, who was born and raised in Kerman.

Mahan Air flight crew's simulator centre and cabin crew training centre is located at Kerman INTL Airport. It is also the main hub for Bootia-Mahan Aviation College [3] for commercial pilot training purpose for Mahan Air's cadet pilot program.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Iran Air Bandar Abbas, Isfahan, Tehran-Mahrabad, Tabriz, Zahedan
Seasonal: Baghdad, Medina, Najaf
Iran Aseman AirlinesShiraz
Iraqi AirwaysBaghdad[4], Najaf
Kish AirKish Island
Mahan AirAhvaz, Dubai-International, Iranshahr, Isfahan, Kish Island, Mashhad, Qeshm Island, Sari, Shiraz, Tabriz, Tehran-Mehrabad, Zabol, Zahedan

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Traffic Figures". Retrieved 14 February 2018.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Kerman Airport: About" (in Persian). Retrieved 14 February 2017.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-08-26. Retrieved 2013-08-26.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Iraqi Airways adds Kerman service from March 2017". Routesonline. Retrieved 13 March 2017.