Mashhad International Airport

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Mashhad International Airport
فرودگاه بین‌المللی شهید هاشمی‌نژاد مشهد
Mashhad Airport by Tasnimnews 11.jpg
Summary
Airport type Public/Military
Owner Iranian Airports Holding Company
Operator Iran Civil Aviation Organization / Iran Air Force
Serves Mashhad, Razavi Khorasan
Location Mashhad, Iran
Hub for
Focus city 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
Website mashhad.airport.ir
Map
MHD is located in Iran
MHD
MHD
Location in Iran
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
13R/31L 12,877 3,925 Asphalt
13L/31R 12,503 3,811 Asphalt
Statistics (2016)
Passengers 10,030,230 Increase 17%
Aircraft Movements 70,084 Increase 18%
Cargo 86,681 tons Increase 7%

Mashhad International Airport (IATA: MHDICAO: OIMM) (Persian: فرودگاه شهید هاشمی نژاد مشهد‎‎) is an international airport located in Mashhad, Razavi Khorasan, Iran. It is also known as Shahid Hasheminejad International Airport.[2]

Mashhad international airport is the Iran's second busiest airport behind Tehran-Mehrabad. In 2016 Mashhad Airport handled a record more than 10 million passengers up 17% from 2015 with 86,681 tons of cargo.[1]

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]

Passenger[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air Arabia Sharjah
Al-Naser Airlines Charter: Baghdad
ATA Airlines Baku, Isfahan, Kashan, Najaf, Tabriz, Tehran-Mehrabad, Urmia, Zanjan
AtlasGlobal Charter: Adana, Antalya
Atrak Air Charter: Ahwaz, Bandar Abbas, Bushehr, Isfahan, Kish Island, Tehran-Mehrabad
Caspian Airlines Isfahan, Shiraz, Tabriz, Tehran-Mehrabad
Emirates Dubai-International[4]
flydubai Dubai-International
Iran Air Baghdad, Beirut, Birjand, Gorgan, Isfahan, Kuwait City, Najaf, Sari, Shahrekord, Shiraz, Tabriz, Tehran-Mehrabad, Yazd, Zahedan
Iran Aseman Airlines Abadan, Ahwaz, Ardabil, Bandar Abbas, Bushehr, Chabahar, Dushanbe, Isfahan, Kermanshah, Khorramabad, Rasht, Sari, Shahrekord, Shiraz, Tabriz, Tehran-Mehrabad, Urmia, Yazd, Zahedan
Charter: Herat, Mazar-e Sharif
Iran Air Tours Shiraz, Tehran-Mehrabad, Yazd, Zahedan
Iraqi Airways Baghdad, Basra, Najaf, Nasiriyah
Jazeera Airways Kuwait City
Kam Air Herat, Kabul, Kandahar, Mazar-e Sharif
Kish Air Ahwaz, Bandar Abbas, Isfahan, Kermanshah, Kish Island, Kuwait City, Rasht, Sari, Shiraz, Tehran-Mehrabad
Kuwait Airways Kuwait City
Mahan Air Ahwaz, Baghdad, Beirut, Delhi, Dubai-International, Isfahan, Istanbul-Atatürk, Kabul, Kish Island, Kuwait City, Lahore, Najaf, Sari, Tehran
Seasonal: Moscow–Vnukovo
Seasonal charter: Saint Petersburg
Meraj Airlines Isfahan, Kermanshah, Najaf, Tabriz, Tehran-Mehrabad
Oman Air Muscat
Qatar Airways Doha
Qeshm Airlines Isfahan, Qeshm Island, Najaf, Rasht, Shiraz, Sari, Tehran-Mehrabad
Safi Airways Charter: Kabul
Saudia Seasonal: Jeddah, Medina
Sepehran Airlines Ahwaz, Asaluyeh, Bandar Abbas, Kish Island, Tehran-Mehrabad
Sun Express Charter: Adana, Antalya
Taban Air Ahwaz, Isfahan, Kish Island, Lahore, Najaf, Rasht, Shiraz, Tabriz
Charter: Istanbul-Atatürk, Yerevan
Turkish Airlines Istanbul-Atatürk
Zagros Airlines Isfahan, Tehran-Mehrabad, Najaf, Rasht, Shiraz
Charter: Istanbul-Atatürk

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.[5]
  • 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.[6] 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.[7][8]
  • On 28 January 2016, Zagros Airlines Flight 4010 was landing at Mashhad International Airport's Runway 31R when the McDonnell Douglas MD-83, registration EP-ZAB, skidded off the runway. The aircraft was badly damaged and 7 people suffered minor injuries[9][10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Iranian Airports Holding Company (Feb 2017). International Traffic Report (PDF) (Report). گروه آمار و اطلاعات هوانوردی و فرودگاهی. Retrieved February 19, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Page 1 Accident Final Report State File Number: A13880431UPI6208." Iran Civil Aviation Organization. p. 2 (Foreword). Retrieved on November 14, 2017.
  3. ^ Photos: Airplane Overhaul Facility in Mashhad, Eastern Iran Archived 15 April 2015 at the Wayback Machine.. Payvand.com.
  4. ^ "Emirates to launch flights to Mashhad in Iran - The National". Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  5. ^ ASN Aircraft accident Ilyushin 62M UP-I6208 Mashhad-Shahid Hashemi Nejad Airport (MHD) Archived 13 August 2016 at the Wayback Machine.. Aviation-safety.net (24 July 2009).
  6. ^ Taban Air Flight 6437. Avherald.com.
  7. ^ Iranian plane catches fire on landing. BBC News (24 January 2010).
  8. ^ Plane catches fire trying to land in Iran Archived 4 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine.. CNN.
  9. ^ "Accident: Zagros MD83 at Mashad on Jan 28th 2016, runway excursion on landing". Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  10. ^ Ranter, Harro. "ASN Aircraft accident McDonnell Douglas MD-83 EP-ZAB Mashhad Airport (MHD)". Retrieved 25 June 2016. 

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