Shahid Sadooghi Airport

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Yazd Shahid Sadooghi Airport
فرودگاه شهید صدوقی يزد
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Iranian Airports Holding Company
Operator Iran Civil Aviation Organization
Serves Yazd
Location Yazd, Iran
Elevation AMSL 4,054 ft / 1,236 m
Coordinates 31°54′18″N 054°16′35″E / 31.90500°N 54.27639°E / 31.90500; 54.27639
Website yazd.airport.ir
Map
AZD is located in Iran
AZD
AZD
Location of airport in Iran
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
13/31 4,098 13,446 Asphalt
Statistics (2017)
Aircraft Movements 6,413 Increase 5%
Passengers 764,074 Increase 14%
Cargo 4,972 tonnes Increase 15%

Yazd-Shahid Ayatollah Sadooghi Airport (Persian: فرودگاه شهید آيت‌اللّه صدوقی یزد‎) (IATA: AZD, ICAO: OIYY) is an airport in Yazd, Iran. The airport lies 10 kilometers away from the city center of Yazd and serves the city as well as all of the surrounding counties. The Shahid Sadooghi Airport also serves as a part of the important North-South transportation corridor within the Islamic Republic of Iran.[2] For administrative and census purposes, it is a treated as a village in Fajr Rural District, in the Central District of Yazd County, Yazd Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 127, in 33 families.[3]

The airport was established in 1970 upon 575 hectares of land.[2] Even though the airport does not have an international status, there are occasional charter flights as well as scheduled passenger services to neighboring countries such as Iraq and Syria.[2] Furthermore, the airport provides routine international service to Jeddah and Medina in Saudi Arabia for the annual Hajj season.[2]

Despite operating at 40-50% capacity, a total of 431,500 passengers traveled through Shahid Sadooghi Airport in 2012, making it the eleventh busiest airport in Iran in terms of passenger traffic and number of flight operations.[4]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
ATA Airlines Mashhad, Tehran-Mehrabad
Iran Air Ahwaz, Bandar Abbas, Mashhad, Tehran-Mehrabad
Seasonal: Baghdad,[5] Medina
Iran Airtour Airline Mashhad, Tehran-Mehrabad
Iran Aseman Airlines Bandar Abbas, Mashhad, Tehran-Mehrabad
Iranian Naft Airlines Ahwaz, Bandar Abbas,[6] Tehran-Mehrabad
Seasonal: Kish[7]
Iraqi Airways Seasonal: Baghdad
Kish Air Mashhad, Tehran-Mehrabad
Seasonal: Kish[8]
Taban Air Mashhad
Zagros Airlines Mashhad

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