Shiraz International Airport

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Shiraz Shahid Dastgheib International Airport

فرودگاه بین المللی شهید دستغیب شیراز
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Summary
Airport typePublic/Military
OwnerGovernment of Iran
OperatorIran Airports Company
Iranian Air Force
ServesShiraz, Fars
LocationShiraz, Iran
Hub forIran Aseman Airlines
Focus city forIran Air
Elevation AMSL4,920 ft / 1,500 m
Coordinates29°32′21″N 52°35′24″E / 29.53917°N 52.59000°E / 29.53917; 52.59000Coordinates: 29°32′21″N 52°35′24″E / 29.53917°N 52.59000°E / 29.53917; 52.59000
Websitehttp://shiraz.airport.ir
Map
SYZ is located in Iran
SYZ
SYZ
Location of airport in Iran
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
11R/29L 14,020 4,275 Asphalt
11L/29R 14,225 4,335 Asphalt
Statistics (2017)
Passengers3,530,525 Increase 7%
Aircraft Movements33,857 Increase 9%
Cargo32,982 tons Increase 7%

Shiraz Shahid Dastgheib International Airport (IATA: SYZ, ICAO: OISS) (Persian: فرودگاه بین المللی شیراز‎) is an international airport located in Shiraz, Iran that is the main international airport of Fars province and southern region of Iran.

Shiraz International Airport, Also known as Shahid Dastgheib International Airport, named before the great scholar, is the largest airport in the southern region of Iran. After undergoing renovation and redevelopment work in 2005, Shiraz Airport was identified as the second most reliable and modern airport in Iran, after Tehran-Imam Khomeini , in flight safety including electronic and navigation control systems of its flight tower.

This airport is able to handle widebody aircraft such as Boeing 777 or Boeing 747.

Terminals[edit]

Shiraz International Airport has two main passenger terminals which are connected to each other:

Domestic Terminal[edit]

Domestic Terminal or Terminal 1 is the older and larger than the other terminal and exclusively handles domestic flights within Iran.

International Terminal[edit]

International Terminal or Terminal 2 is used for all scheduled and charter international flights. Also an international terminal is under construction for International flights which is due to be built by 2020. After the completion of the new International Terminal the current International Terminal will be used for Hajj flights.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Passenger[edit]

The following airlines operate passenger flights at Shiraz International Airport:

AirlinesDestinations
Air Arabia Sharjah
Borajet Seasonal charter: Adana
Caspian Airlines Asaluyeh, Tehran-Mehrabad
Corendon Airlines Seasonal: Adana, Antalya
flydubai Dubai-International
Iran Air Abadan, Ahwaz, Bandar Abbas, Bandar Lengeh, Doha, Dubai-International, Isfahan, Kish Island, Kuwait City, Lamerd, Qeshm Island, Tehran-Mehrabad
Seasonal: Baghdad, Jeddah, Medina
Iran Aseman AirlinesAbadan, Ahvaz, Asaluyeh, Bandar Abbas, Kish Island, Lamerd, Mashhad, Muscat, Qeshm Island, Tehran-Mehrabad
Iran Air Tours Asaluyeh, Tehran-Mehrabad
Kish Air Asaluyeh, Dubai-International, Kish Island, Mashhad, Muscat, Tehran-Mehrabad,
Seasonal: Batumi, Tbilisi, Yerevan
Seasonal charter: Belgrade, Istanbul-Atatürk
Mahan Air Ahwaz, Kharg Island, Kerman, Tehran-Mehrabad
Meraj Airlines Tehran-Mehrabad, Mashhad
Pegasus Airlines Seasonal charter: Antalya
Qatar Airways Doha
Qeshm Airlines Kish Island, Mashhad, Mahshahr, Qeshm Island, Tabriz, Tehran-Mehrabad
Saha Airlines Tehran-Mehrabad
Salam Air Muscat[2]
Sepehran Airlines Ahwaz, Asaluyeh, Bandar Abbas, Kish Island, Mashhad, Tehran-Mehrabad
SunExpress Seasonal charter: Antalya
Taban Air Baghdad, Najaf
Turkish Airlines Istanbul–Atatürk (ends 4 April 2019), Istanbul (begins 5 April 2019) [3]
Zagros Airlines Mashhad, Tehran-Mehrabad
Charter: Kuwait City, Tbilisi, Yerevan
Notes

^a According to Iranian laws direct passenger flights to Antalya are banned[4], So Pegasus Airlines and SunExpress seasonal charter flights from Shiraz to Antalya have a stopover in Adana. However, these airlines do not carry local traffic between Shiraz and Adana. The return flights also has the same conditions. This law applies only to passenger flights and does not include VIP, Cargo or ferry flights.

Cargo[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Iran Air Cargo Doha, Tehran-Mehrabad

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On 15 June 1971, Douglas C-47A EP-ADG of the Air Taxi Co was damaged beyond economic repair in an accident at Shiraz Airport.[5]
  • On 14 December 2018, a Boeing 737 MAX 8 LN-BKE, operated by Norwegian Air Shuttle, flight DY 1933, delivered only in October 2018, made a forced landing at Shiraz Airport after a technical failure with one of its two engines. The passengers and crew disembarked and the next day continued their journey originating in Dubai, UAE to Oslo, Norway. Until February 2019, the aircraft had not yet been recovered due to strict technical embargoes by the United States against the state of Iran.[6][7] By the end of January 2019, the status of LN-BKE had changed to "stored".[8] On 22 February, the aircraft was finally recovered.[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Traffic Figures". Retrieved 14 February 2018.
  2. ^ http://www.atheer.om/en/43723/salam-air-inaugurates-shiraz-route/
  3. ^ "Istanbul New Airport Transition Delayed Until April 5, 2019 (At The Earliest)".
  4. ^ https://twitter.com/aviationirancom/status/975789946987597824
  5. ^ cite web|url=http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19710613-0 |title=EP-ADG Hull-loss description |publisher=Aviation Safety Network |accessdate=19 September 2010
  6. ^ http://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/world/a-norwegian-air-jet-landed-in-iran-4-weeks-ago-it-can%e2%80%99t-leave-yet/ar-BBS3bxF?ocid=ientp
  7. ^ https://www.aerotime.aero/ruta.burbaite/22227-norwegian-s-brand-new-boeing-737-max-8-stuck-in-iran-for-weeks
  8. ^ https://www.planespotters.net/airframe/Boeing/737/LN-BKE-Norwegian-Air-Shuttle/K8kDSELR
  9. ^ http://www.reuters.com/article/2019/02/22/norweg-air-shut-iran-idUSL5N20H6OL

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