Turkmenbashi International Airport

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Turkmenbashi International Airport
Türkmenbaşy halkara aeroporty
Turkmenbashi-Airport.JPG
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator N/A
Serves Turkmenbashi
Location Turkmenbashi, Turkmenistan
Elevation AMSL 283 ft / 86 m
Coordinates 40°03′48″N 053°00′26″E / 40.06333°N 53.00722°E / 40.06333; 53.00722
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
16R/34L 11,483 3,500 Concrete
16L/34R 8,202 2,500 Concrete
Source: AIP Turkmenistan [1]

Türkmenbaşy International Airport (IATA: KRWICAO: UTAK), also known as Krasnovodsk Airport, is the second largest international airport in Turkmenistan. It is located in city Türkmenbaşy (Krasnovodsk). The airport opened in 1959. Flights depart for Ashgabat (Ashgabat Airport), Daşoguz (Daşoguz Airport) and Istanbul (Atatürk International Airport).[2] Founded in 1959.

Facilities[edit]

Passenger terminal[edit]

Dmitry Medvedev with President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov in airport

In April 2010 a new four-story terminal building was opened with a capacity of 800 passengers per hour. In addition, a new control tower was put into operation.

At the same time the airport can take 7 flights while providing international standards of service. The total area of the plot on which the new terminal is located, is about 80 hectares. The neighborhood is landscaped, planted and decorated with fountains. There are also indoor and outdoor parking areas for more than three hundred and eighty cars.

At the opening of the International Airport of Turkmenbashi City it was visited by President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.[3]

VIP terminal[edit]

In the immediate vicinity of the main body of the terminal there is a facility to receive VIP-persons. It is used for VIP charter and business aviation, as well as to receive special flights and departure of delegations of the Government of Turkmenistan and guests of city of Turkmenbashi. The building has all the facilities for meetings and conferences.

Cargo Terminal[edit]

In addition to the main terminal there is also an international cargo terminal and a freight transportation service equipped with automated handling.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Passenger[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Turkmenistan Airlines Ashgabat, Daşoguz, Istanbul-Atatürk, Mary, Turkmenabat

Cargo[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Cargolux[4] Chennai, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Luxembourg, Taipei, Singapore, Budapest, Vienna, Mumbai, Ho Chi Minh[5]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°03′N 53°00′E / 40.050°N 53.000°E / 40.050; 53.000