Turkmenabat Airport

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Turkmenabat Airport
Türkmenabat Aeroporty
Turkmenabat Airport.jpg
Summary
Location Türkmenabat (Chardzhev), Turkmenistan
Elevation AMSL 630 ft / 192 m
Coordinates 39°05′00″N 063°36′48″E / 39.08333°N 63.61333°E / 39.08333; 63.61333Coordinates: 39°05′00″N 063°36′48″E / 39.08333°N 63.61333°E / 39.08333; 63.61333
Map
CRZ is located in Turkmenistan
CRZ
CRZ
Location of the airport in Turkmenistan
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
15/33 9,022 2,750 Concrete
15/33 6,562 2,000 Grass
Source: AIP Turkmenistan [1]

Turkmenabat Airport (IATA: CRZICAO: UTAV) is a domestic airport in Türkmenabat, Turkmenistan. It is located approximately 5 miles (8.0 km) east from the center of the city.

History[edit]

The airport was opened in 1926 and has since been repeatedly reconstructed. Radical reconstruction has taken place during the years of independence of Turkmenistan. The airport has been equipped with a modern air navigation system along with a platform for automated fueling. The runway has also been extended.

In 2013 construction started on a new airport complex.[2] The ceremony of laying the first stone on 14 February 2013 was attended by the President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych and President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.[3] The passenger terminal will be able to handle up to 500 passengers per hour. Ukrainian company Altcom built an artificial runway with a length of 3,800 meters. Other features to be built will include an ATC tower, a starting tower, a landing system in the second category of ICAO, an automated aerodrome meteorological system, air navigation, radio, lighting equipment, modern airport ground equipment and a centralized refueling station fuel.[4] The facility will be put into operation in February 2016.[5][6]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Turkmenistan Airlines Ashgabat, Daşoguz, Mary, Turkmenbashi, Balkanabat

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