Shirak Airport

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Shirak International Airport
Շիրակ Միջազգային Oդանավակայան
Shirak Airport (exterior).jpg
Summary
Airport type International / Military
Owner General Department of Civil Aviation of Armenia
Operator Armenia International Airports CJSC
Serves Gyumri
Location Gyumri, Shirak, Armenia
Elevation AMSL 5,000 ft / 1,524 m
Coordinates 40°45′01″N 43°51′33″E / 40.75028°N 43.85917°E / 40.75028; 43.85917
Map
LWN is located in Armenia
LWN
LWN
Location of airport in Armenia
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
02/20 10,564 3,220 Asphalt
Statistics (2017)
Number of Passengers Increase 105,664

Shirak International Airport (Armenian: Շիրակ միջազգային օդանավակայան, (IATA: LWN, ICAO: UDGS) is an international airport serving Gyumri and the province of Shirak, Armenia. It is located about 5 km from the center of Gyumri. The airport was inaugurated in 1961, and is the second largest airport in the country, after Yerevan's Zvartnots International Airport.[1]

History[edit]

The airport terminal was built in 1982 by architects Levon Christophorian and Ruben Asratyan. However, after the earthquake in 1988, the airport became largely inoperable and practically unused until it was partially renewed in 2004. At the start of 2006, Armenia felt the importance of having a second international airport, when adverse weather conditions meant that many flights had to be diverted from Yerevan’s Zvartnots International Airport into Gyumri’s Shirak Airport. New radar systems that makes it possible to identify aircraft within a 400 km radius was installed in 2006.[1]

Overview[edit]

Runway 02 is equipped with an ILS CAT I, enabling aircraft operations in low ceiling (60 meters) and visibility (800 meters).[2] The airport is also equipped with a new Air Traffic Control Tower, and a new boiler room, both built as part of the renewal project.


Shirak Airport Terminal


Airlines and destinations[edit]

Passenger[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Pobeda Moscow–Vnukovo[3], Rostov-on-Don-Platov, Saint Petersburg
Ural Airlines Seasonal: Mineralnye Vody, Moscow-Domodedovo, Rostov-on-Don-Platov, Samara, Volgograd

Statistics[edit]

Year 2005[4] 2006[5] 2007[5] 2008[6] 2016 2017
Departing passenger traffic 18,800 24,011 11,339 12,911 6,593 52,828
Arriving passenger traffic 27,300 22,399 7,291 9357 5,828 52,836
Total passenger traffic 46,100 46,410 18,630 22,268 12,421 105,664
Exported freight (tons) 20 3.1 N/A 2.0 4 1.3
Imported freight (tons) 126 15 6.2 62.6 0.2 1
Total freight (tons) 146 18.1 6.2 64.5 4.2 2.3
Aircraft movements (departure or landing) 472 355 166 144 54 371

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Armenian Civil Aviation Department - Gyumri Airport Archived 2007-09-27 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Armats.com - Navigation Services
  3. ^ Liu, Jim (25 November 2016). "Pobeda adds Gyumri flights from Dec 2016". Routesonline. Retrieved 25 November 2016. 
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-05-31.  General Department of Civil Aviation of Armenia - 2005-2006 Statistics
  5. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-05-31.  General Department of Civil Aviation of Armenia - 2006-2007 Statistics
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-05-31.  General Department of Civil Aviation of Armenia - 2008-2009 Statistics

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