Sivas Airport

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Sivas Nuri Demirağ Airport
Vasnewterminal.jpg
IATA: VASICAO: LTAR
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Turkish Government Airport Management
Location Sivas, Turkey
Opened 1957
Elevation AMSL 5,222 ft / 1,591 m
Coordinates 39°46′00″N 037°01′00″E / 39.76667°N 37.01667°E / 39.76667; 37.01667Coordinates: 39°46′00″N 037°01′00″E / 39.76667°N 37.01667°E / 39.76667; 37.01667
Website sivas.dhmi.gov.tr
Map
VAS is located in Turkey
VAS
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Location of the airport in Turkey
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
01/19 12,500 3,810 Asphalt
Statistics (2014)
Passengers 429.062 (Increase 27%)
Cargo 3.970 (Increase 20%)

Sivas Nuri Demirag Airport (IATA: VASICAO: LTAR) is an airport located 22 kilometres (14 mi) northwest of Sivas, Turkey.

Location[edit]

Nuri Demirağ Airport is located to hill of Merakum the northwest of Sivas. The airport is away from the city and at the same time relatively high so the location where the current position is planned as a NATO base in construction period. The nearest highway to the airport, 13 km south of the D-200 (E-88) Sivas-Ankara highway.

Overview[edit]

The airport was opened to air traffic in 1957 to be used for military purposes; in 1990, DHMI[who?] built a 2,217-square-metre (23,860 sq ft) terminal building to begin to serve the civilian air traffic.

Sivas Nuri Demirag Airport closed air traffic with decision of cabinet on 31 January 2002, and opened air traffic with decision of cabinet on 17 October 2003. The airport was closed again to air traffic on 15 April 2006 due to the repair of the runway and expansion work, and 01/19 width of the runway has been removed from 30 meters to 45 meters. After special lighting and asphalt work completed, runway 19/01 is the-second longest runway in Turkey with 3,811 by 45 metres (12,503 ft × 148 ft).[1] The new apron, five aircraft capacity and 120 by 240 metres (390 ft × 790 ft) in size and runway taxiway connection was put into service on 22 December 2006. The new terminal building opened for use on 18 December 2010 with an annual capacity of 3 million passengers. The original terminal building meets the standards of today's airport was built as an architecture with a modern facility.

History[edit]

Runway
Sivas Nuri Demirag Airport old terminal

1957 – It was built to be used by NATO.

1990 – The first terminal building was made by DHMI.

2002 – Airport was closed to air transport because it did not profit by the government of the time was.

2003 – Airways due to intensive use across the country, was opened to the air transport again.

2006 – Starting work on the Runway extension 30 meters wide runway extended to 45 meters, and lighting systems were established at the same time.

2007 – On June 23, 2007, by an international expedition made the first flight with Stuttgart.[2]

2010 – The annual capacity of 3,000,000 passengers in the new terminal building was completed and opened. The re-opened airport name has been changed to Sivas Nuri Demirag Airport.

2011 – May 22, 2011 Sunday, charter and scheduled 52 flight was performed due to the Fenerbahçe football match.

2012 – Customs services should be transferred except for continuous duty applications starting international flights passengers and cargo services has been given.

2013 – Airport has been barrier free.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

These are the airlines and destinations of Sivas Airport:[3]

Airlines Destinations
Pegasus Airlines Istanbul-Sabiha Gökcen, Izmir
Turkish Airlines Istanbul-Atatürk
Turkish Airlines
operated by AnadoluJet
Ankara, Istanbul-Sabiha Gökcen

Traffic Statistics[edit]

Passenger[4][edit]

Year Domestic  % değişim International  % değişim Total  % değişim
2014 421.939 Increase %27,0 7.123 Increase %2,0 429.062 Increase %27,0
2013 331.771 Increase %28,0 6,959 Increase %2,0 338.730 Increase %21,0
2012 237.120 Increase %10,0 6.890 Decrease %6,0 244.010 Increase %10,0
2011 225.246 Increase %110,0 6.934 Increase %70,0 232.180 Increase %108,0
2010 107.400 Decrease %12,0 4.073 Increase %141,0 111.473 Decrease %10,0
2009 122.158 Increase %6,4 1.979 Decrease %79,2 124.137 Decrease %0,2
2008 114.855 Increase %17 9.502 Increase %141 124.357 Increase %22
2007 98.010 - 3.949 - 101.959 -

Cargo [4][edit]

Year Domestic  % değişim International  % değişim Total  % değişim
2014 3.816 Increase %22,0 154 Decrease %3,0 3.970 Increase %20,0
2013 3.136 Increase %39,0 158 Increase %6,0 3.295 Increase %37,0
2012 2.257 Increase %8,0 148 Decrease %8,0 2.406 Increase %7,0
2011 2.087 Increase %88,0 161 Increase %117,0 2.248 Increase %90,34
2010 1.107 Decrease %11,0 74 Increase %57,0 1.181 Decrease %9,0
2009 1.244 Increase %13,7 47 Decrease %82,4 1.291 Decrease %5,1
2008 1.094 - 267 - 1.361 -

Commercial Aircraft[4][edit]

Year Domestic  % değişim International  % değişim Total  % değişim
2014 3.129 Increase %23,0 61 Increase %65,0 3.190 Increase %23,0
2013 2.550 Increase %30,0 30 Decrease %14,0 2.587 Increase %29,0
2012 1.959 Decrease %3,0 43 Decrease %23,0 2.002 Decrease %3,0
2011 2.011 Increase %122,2 56 Increase %43,6 2.067 Increase %119,0
2010 905 Decrease %12,0 39 Increase %63,0 944 Decrease %10,0
2009 1.026 Decrease %8,0 24 Decrease %76,0 1.050 Decrease %13,6
2008 1.115 Increase %29,7 100 Increase %177,8 1.215 Increase %35,6
2007 860 - 36 - 896 -

All Aircraft[4][edit]

Year Domestic  % değişim International  % değişim Total  % değişim
2014 3.500 Increase %21,0 75 Decrease %6,0 3.575 Increase %21,0
2013 2.550 Increase %20,0 80 Decrease %1,0 2.965 Increase %19,0
2012 2.410 Increase %5,0 81 Decrease %1,0 2.491 Increase %5,0
2011 2.300 Increase %86,4 82 Increase %74,5 2.382 Increase %85,9
2010 1.234 Increase %3,0 47 Increase %47,0 1.281 Increase %4,0
2009 1.200 Decrease %3,5 32 Decrease %70,4 1.232 Decrease %8,9
2008 1.244 Increase %28,4 108 Increase %176,9 1.352 Increase %34,1
2007 969 - 39 - 1.008 -

Transportation[edit]

There are passenger services from Sivas and Tokat to airport.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Sivas Airport at Wikimedia Commons