Ashgabat Airport
Ashgabat Airport

Ashgabat Airport (Ashgabat Airport).

Ashgabat Airport is the international airport of the capital of Turkmenistan, Ashgabat. In 1994, it was renamed and since that time bears the name of the President of the Republic Saparmurat Niyazov. The capacity of the new airport in 2016 should be from 1600 passengers per hour. The air carrier "Turkmenhowayollary" is based here.

1994 year was marked by the opening of a new air terminal building in Ashgabat, which has received a new unique architecture and advanced technical equipment. At the airport, there are 2 paved runways, which are equipped with a second category of ICAO, and the platform, capable of receiving all types of aircraft.

Passenger traffic for the year is about 1,5 million passengers that fly in international and local destinations. Airport services are open 24 hours a day. The territory of the air terminal is occupied by large waiting areas, reference services, border, customs and passport control services, CIP and VIP halls, bars, shops, business club, ticket offices, ticketing offices, exchange offices, fast points Power supply. There are also facilities for mother and child, conveyors for baggage transportation, international telephone communication, and offices of representative offices of major Turkish Airlines and Star Alliance.

To the airport can be reached by car through a prospectus or through Atamurat Niyazov Prospect Bitarap Turkmenistan.

Take the bus or taxi to the bus stops located on the forecourt. From there, passengers can easily reach anywhere in the city of Ashgabat.

Ashgabat planned construction of a new airport serving international flights. In the words of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, "the need for the construction of other air gate dictated priorities and plans for further economic development of the Republic of Turkmenistan and capacity objectives of cooperation with foreign countries in the world economic system."

January 2013 was marked by the signing of the Presidential Decree, which permitted the conclusion of a contract between "Turkmenistan Airlines" and construction corporation Polimeks, which began design work on the construction of a new complex in Ashgabat, able to skip 1600 passengers per hour. It will be located on the basis of the current airport Ashgabat. Its construction began to engage in January 2013 years, and by August 2016 year planned to complete construction work.

According to project data, plans to build three terminals - passenger, cargo and VIP. Also, the new runway will be equipped with a length - 3,8 km. Also in the plans of builders construction of new parking spaces for aircraft control tower height 72 meters and new towers for management services.

The passenger terminal is planned to be built five-story. It will have all the necessary amenities for passengers on international and local flights. On its territory there will be check-in and waiting rooms, ticket offices, help systems, information boards, pay phones, Internet cafes, ATMs, currency exchange points, Duty Free shops, restaurants, cafeterias and other institutions. It also provides for the construction of hotel rooms for the rest of transit passengers and pilots, special children's playgrounds, first aid rooms, retail kiosks and the press.

Cargo terminal, along with warehouses will be designed for an annual processing 200 thousand. Tons of cargo. Here you will be in maintenance station aircraft refueling station, as well as aircraft hangars.

"Turkmenistan Airlines" office buildings will be located at the airport. It is planned the construction of flying school for the training of personnel. The training center is designed for annual training 600 people. It planned to open training complex for pilot training, health and fitness center, outdoor and underground parking for staff and passengers. Also in the plans is the opening of the Museum of Turkmen aviation.

At the time of the construction of the main terminal of the airport since 2014, the Small Terminal 2 is considered the main passenger service. The capacity of this terminal is 1200 passengers per hour, the area - 14 thousand square meters. It is divided into three parts: a zone of local flights, a zone of international flights and a VIP zone. From 2016, after the opening of the Main Terminal, the Small Terminal 2 will serve only passengers on charter flights. 

Basic data of Ashgabat airport:

  • Airport country: Turkmenistan.
  • GMT time zone (summer / winter): + 5 / + 5.
  • Airport coordinates: longitude 58.36, latitude 37.99.
  • IATA airport code: ASB.


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The main airport codes:

  • ICAO airport code: UTAA.
  • Internal airport code: АШХ.


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