Malatya Erhaç Airport

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Malatya Erhaç Airport
Malatya Erhaç Havalimanı
Malatya Erhaç Airport 1.jpg


MLX is located in Turkey
Location of airport in Turkey
Airport type Public /Military
Operator DHMİ (State Airports Administration)
Turkish Air Force
Location Malatya, Turkey
Elevation AMSL 862 m / 2,828 ft
Coordinates 38°26′07″N 038°05′27″E / 38.43528°N 38.09083°E / 38.43528; 38.09083Coordinates: 38°26′07″N 038°05′27″E / 38.43528°N 38.09083°E / 38.43528; 38.09083
Direction Length Surface
m ft
03/21 3,350 10,991 Asphalt
Sources: DHMİ [1] and DAFIF[2][3]

Erhaç Airport or Malatya Erhaç Airport (Turkish: Malatya Erhaç Havaalanı) (IATA: MLXICAO: LTAT) is a military and small public airport in Malatya, Turkey. The airport, opened in 1941, is located 34 km (21 mi) from Malatya.

In 2006, Malatya Erhaç Airport served 3,878 aircraft and 406,425 passengers.[1] The passenger terminal's facilities open to public cover an area of 1,065 m2 (11,460 sq ft) and have a parking lot for 97 cars.

Erhaç is the 7th Air Wing (Ana Jet Üs or AJÜ) of the 2nd Air Force Command (Hava Kuvvet Komutanligi) of the Turkish Air Force (Türk Hava Kuvvetleri). Other wings of this command are located in Merzifon (LTAP), Diyarbakır (LTCC) and İncirlik (LTAG).[4]

On June 22, 2012, the Turkish Air Force reported that a RF-4E Phantom reconnaissance jet operating from Erhaç went missing over the Mediterranean sea near Syria, with witnesses in the Syrian town of Latakia reporting an aircraft had been shot down by Syrian air defenses.[5] According to DEBKAfile reports, Syrian Armed Forces used Russian-made medium range surface-to-air missile and anti-aircraft artillery weapon system Pantsir-S1 to down the jet.[6]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Germania Düsseldorf
Onur Air Istanbul-Atatürk
Pegasus Airlines Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen
SunExpress Antalya, Izmir
Turkish Airlines Istanbul-Atatürk
Turkish Airlines
operated by AnadoluJet
Ankara, Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen

Traffic Statistics[edit]

Malatya Erhaç Airport Passenger Traffic Statistics
Year (months) Domestic  % change International  % change Total  % change
2011 * 548,412 Increase 9.0% 17,075 Increase 2.0% 565,487 Increase 9.0%
2010 503,820 Increase 15.0% 16,683 Decrease 30.0% 520,503 Increase 12.0%
2009 439,057 Increase 0.2% 23,827 Decrease 6.9% 462,884 Decrease 0.2%
2008 438,226 Increase 8.0% 25,591 Increase 77.0% 463,817 Increase 10.0%
2007 407,026 14,418 421,444



  1. ^ a b (Turkish) Malatya Hava Meydanı at DHMİ (State Airports Authority)
  2. ^ Airport information for LTAT at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
  3. ^ Airport information for LTAT at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
  4. ^ Turkish Air Force at Scramble
  5. ^ "Turkish warplane 'missing' near Syrian border". BBC. 22 June 2012. Retrieved 22 June 2012. 
  6. ^ "Newly-supplied Russian Pantsyr-1 anti-air missile used to down Turkish warplane". DEBKAfile. 24 June 2012. Retrieved 24 June 2012. 
  7. ^ Statistics

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