Kish International Airport

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Kish International Airport
Overview of KIH.jpg
Overview of Kish Airport – January 2009
Airport type Public
Owner Kish Free Zone Organization
Operator Iranian Airports Holding Company
Serves Kish Island
Location Kish Island, Iran
Hub for
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+04:30)
Elevation AMSL 101 ft / 31 m
Coordinates 26°31′34.16″N 053°58′48.76″E / 26.5261556°N 53.9802111°E / 26.5261556; 53.9802111Coordinates: 26°31′34.16″N 053°58′48.76″E / 26.5261556°N 53.9802111°E / 26.5261556; 53.9802111
KIH is located in Iran
Location of airport in Iran
Direction Length Surface
ft m
09L/27R 12,005 3,659 Asphalt
09R/27L 12,005 3,659 Asphalt
Source: World Aero Data [1] / Jeppesen

Kish International Airport (IATA: KIHICAO: OIBK) is an international airport on Kish Island, Iran.

It serves as the entry point for the hundreds of thousands of tourists who come to Kish Island. The airport grants 14-day visa-free entry foreign citizens who enter from a foreign country under a different scheme from that of mainland Iran.

Air France considered Kish as a destination to be served from Paris by a sub-fleet of longhaul Airbus A319s to serve Iran's oil and gas industry. However the service never started.

Prior to the Iranian Revolution, Iran had an outstanding order for two Concorde aircraft. These aircraft were supposed to be used on Kish-Paris and Kish-London routes to serve the luxury tourism market that Kish was supposed to serve.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Aria Air Bandar Abbas
Ata Airlines Tabriz, Tehran-Mehrabad
Atrak Air Mashhad, Tehran-Mehrabad
Caspian Airlines Tehran-Mehrabad
Iran Air Isfahan, Tehran-Imam Khomeini, Tehran-Mehrabad
Iran Air Tours Isfahan, Mashhad, Shiraz, Tehran-Mehrabad
Iran Aseman Airlines Shiraz, Tehran-Mehrabad (begins 1 February 2016)[1]
Iranian Naft Airlines Ahvaz, Bandar Abbas, Isfahan, Mahshahr, Sirri Island
Iraqi Airways Najaf[2]
Kish Air Abadan, Abu Dhabi, Abu Musa, Bandar Abbas, Dubai-International, Isfahan, Kermanshah, Mashhad, Muscat, [3] Sari, Shiraz, Tehran-Mehrabad
Mahan Air Kerman, Mashhad, Tehran-Mehrabad
Meraj Airlines Isfahan, Mashhad, Tehran-Mehrabad
Qeshm Airlines Bandar Abbas, Isfahan, Qeshm Island, Shiraz, Tehran-Mehrabad
Taban Air Isfahan, Mashhad, Tehran-Mehrabad
Zagros Airlines Isfahan, Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen, Arak,[4] Shiraz, Tehran-Mehrabad


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