Mashhad International Airport

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Mashhad International Airport
Shahid Hashemi Nejad Airport


MHD is located in Iran
Location of airport in Iran
Airport type Public/Military
Owner Iranian Airports Holding Company
Operator Iran Civil Aviation Organization/Iran Air Force
Serves Mashhad
Location Mashhad, Iran
Hub for
Elevation AMSL 3,263 ft / 995 m
Coordinates 36°14′06″N 59°38′27″E / 36.23500°N 59.64083°E / 36.23500; 59.64083Coordinates: 36°14′06″N 59°38′27″E / 36.23500°N 59.64083°E / 36.23500; 59.64083
Direction Length Surface
ft m
13R/31L 12,877 3,925 Asphalt
13L/31R 12,503 3,811 Asphalt
Statistics (۱۳۹۳ - 2014)
Aircraft Movements 56,455 Increase 10%
Passengers 8,210,170 Increase 12.1%
Cargo 79,375 tons Increase 10.8%
Source: Iranian Airports Holding Company[1]

Mashhad International Airport or Shahid Hashemi Nejad Airport (IATA: MHDICAO: OIMM) is an airport in Mashhad, Razavi Khorasan, Iran.

The airport is the country's second busiest only to Tehran Mehrabad Airport and above the famous Tehran's Imam Khomeini International Airport. In 1393 (2014) the airport handled 8,210,170 passengers along with 79,375 tons of cargo.[2] It is connected to 57 destinations and has frequent flights to 30 cities within Iran and 27 destinations in the Central Asia, the Middle East, East Asia and Europe.[3]

The airport has been under a USD45.7 ml vast expansion project which has been finished by opening a new Haj Terminal with 10,000 m area on 24 May 2010 and followed by opening a new international terminal with 30000 m2 area with a new parking building, a new custom storage and cargo terminal, new safety and fire fighting buildings and upgrades to taxiways and equipment. Another USD26.5 ml development project for construction of new hangar for aircraft repair facilities and expansion of the west side of the domestic terminal is underway using a BOT contract with the private sector[citation needed].

Airlines and destinations[edit]


Airlines Destinations Terminal
Afghan Jet International Kabul International
Air Arabia Sharjah International
Ariana Afghan Airlines Kabul International
Ata Airlines Isfahan, Tabriz, Tehran-Mehrabad, Urmia Domestic
Ata Airlines Bahrain,[4] Kuwait International
Atrak Air Charter: Ahvaz, Bandar Abbas, Bushehr, Isfahan, Kish Island, Tehran-Mehrabad Domestic
Caspian Airlines Isfahan, Shiraz, Tabriz, Tehran-Mehrabad Domestic
Emirates Dubai-International [5] International
Gulf Air Bahrain[6] International
Icon Air Charter: Islamabad[7] International
flydubai Dubai-International International
Iran Air Birjand, Isfahan, Shahrekord, Tabriz, Tehran-Mehrabad, Yazd, Zahedan [8] Domestic
Iran Air Bahrain, Beirut, Dammam, Karachi,[9] Kuwait, Najaf [10] International
Iran Air Tours Abadan, Ahwaz, Ardabil, Bandar Abbas, Bushehr, Chabahar, Isfahan, Kermanshah, Khorramabad, Rasht, Sari, Shahrekord, Shiraz, Tabriz, Tehran-Mehrabad, Urmia, Yazd, Zahedan Domestic
Iran Aseman Airlines Ahwaz, Isfahan, Noshahr,[11] Shiraz, Tehran-Mehrabad, Yazd, Zahedan Domestic
Iran Aseman Airlines Dubai-International[12] International
Iraqi Airways Baghdad, Najaf[13] International
Jazeera Airways Kuwait City International
Kam Air Herat,[14] Kandahar,[14] Mazar-e Sharif [14] International
Kish Air Isfahan, Kish Island, Tabriz, Tehran-Mehrabad Domestic
Kuwait Airways Kuwait City International
Mahan Air Ahwaz, Isfahan, Kish Island, Sari, Tehran, Zanjan Domestic
Mahan Air Baghdad, Bahrain, Beirut, Dubai-International, Kuwait, Najaf International
Meraj Airlines Isfahan, Kermanshah, Shiraz, Tabriz, Tehran-Mehrabad Domestic[15]
Meraj Airlines Baghdad, Kuwait, Najaf International[15]
Qatar Airways Doha International
Qeshm Airlines Isfahan, Qeshm Island, Rasht, Sari, Tehran-Mehrabad Domestic
Qeshm Airlines Najaf International
Saudia Dammam, Jeddah
Seasonal: Medina
Shaheen Air International Karachi,[16] Lahore, Peshawar International
Taban Air Ahwaz, Isfahan, Kish Island, Rasht, Tabriz Domestic
Taban Air Bahrain, Karachi,[17] Lahore International
Turkish Airlines Istanbul-Atatürk International
Zagros Airlines Isfahan, Tehran-Mehrabad Domestic
Zagros Airlines Bahrain, Basra, Arak, Kuwait International


Airlines Destinations
Turkish Airlines Cargo Istanbul-Atatürk
Qatar Airways Cargo Doha

International Airlines - Terminated Routes[edit]

Airline City Airport Notes Refs
Armavia Yerevan Zvartnots International Airport Terminated
Avia Traffic Company Bishkek Bishkek Airport Terminated [18]
Kam Air Kabul Kabul International Airport Terminated
Pakistan International Airlines Karachi Jinnah International Airport Terminated
Pakistan International Airlines Lahore Allama Iqbal International Airport Terminated
Pakistan International Airlines Quetta Quetta International Airport Terminated
Tajik Air Dushanbe Dushanbe International Airport Terminated
Turkmenistan Airlines Ashgabat Ashgabat International Airport Terminated

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On 1 September 2006, an Iran Air Tours Tupolev Tu-154 skidded off the runway as it was landing at Mashhad International Airport and caught fire. A tire had blown on the aircraft during landing. The aircraft was carrying 147 passengers, 29 of them died in the accident. The Tu-154 was flying from Bandar Abbas to Mashhad.
  • On 24 July 2009, Aria Air Flight 1525, an Ilyushin Il-62, route THR-MHD (Teheran Mehrabad, Iran to Mashad, Iran) crashed with 153 passengers and caught fire; 3 passengers and 13 crew died.[19]
  • On 24 January 2010, Taban Air Flight 6437, a Tupolev Tu-154M, crashed whilst making an emergency landing at Mashhad International Airport due to a medical emergency; all 157 and 13 crew survived the accident with 42 receiving minor injuries.[20] It is reported that the aircraft was on an ILS landing in fog when the tail struck the ground causing the plane to veer off the runway, followed by a nose-gear collapse, then the right wing struck the ground causing the aircraft to burst into flames.[21][22]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ [1] (June 2014).
  2. ^ "flight status84-91". 2010-10-07. Retrieved 2014-08-10. 
  3. ^ Photos: Airplane Overhaul Facility in Mashhad, Eastern Iran.
  4. ^
  5. ^
  6. ^ [2][dead link]
  7. ^ Icon Air launching special flights to Njaf and Mashhad (in Urdu)
  8. ^
  9. ^ "IranAir operates Mashad-Karachi direct flight". Retrieved 1 June 2015. 
  10. ^
  11. ^
  12. ^ Iran Aseman Airlines, schedule may 2014,
  13. ^ [3][dead link]
  14. ^ a b c
  15. ^ a b
  16. ^
  17. ^ "پرواز مشهد – لاهور راه اندازی شد.". سایت خبری خطوط هوایی ایران و جهان. Retrieved 1 June 2015. 
  18. ^ "Mashhad Airport on course to break four million passengers in 2013 predicts". Retrieved 1 June 2015. 
  19. ^ ASN Aircraft accident Ilyushin 62M UP-I6208 Mashhad-Shahid Hashemi Nejad Airport (MHD). (24 July 2009).
  20. ^ Taban Air Flight 6437.
  21. ^ Iranian plane catches fire on landing. BBC News (24 January 2010).
  22. ^ Plane catches fire trying to land in Iran. CNN.

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