Bishkek Manas Airport
Bishkek Manas Airport

Bishkek Manas Airport (Bishkek Manas International Airport). Official site.

At the end of 60-ies it was decided to create a new airport in Bishkek. The construction in the year 1969 and 5 lasted for years. The first aircraft at the airport was received by the end of May 1974 years. This plane has arrived for the inspection team of the new airport, headed by the Minister of the USSR Kosygin.

Regular flights from the airport in Bishkek began to be produced only in a year. The first regular flight was sent to the airport in Moscow. It was subsequently established regular transportation of passengers in Yekaterinburg and St. Petersburg. With 1981, the Manas airport in Bishkek has been recognized as the main. All flights are served by the old main airport were sent to Manas. With 2001, the new company was formed under the naming of "Manas", which took full control over the management of the complex in Bishkek.

Currently Manas is the largest and most influential airport in Kyrgyzstan, which caters for the year 1,05 million. The plans of the airport as soon as replacing old radars. In addition, the planned modernization of the runway for receiving aircraft.

Bishkek Airport Infrastructure

   In 2011, a VIP waiting room for passengers was commissioned. It is located in the western part of the airport and is separated from the common lounges. Professional passengers of the airport, who deliver people on comfortable buses to the waiting rooms, meet the passengers from the plane. The hall with enhanced comfort is equipped with soft furnishings, TVs and the Internet. For the rest, there are separate rooms where the passenger can sleep. Shower rooms and a small bar with a selection of national drinks are also provided. The hall has a large display, which displays the schedule of departure and arrival of all flights at the airport and other information. It should be noted that during the client's rest in the VIP-lounge, the staff of Manas Airport will settle all the issues with registration and pre-flight control. These services allow passengers to relax to the maximum. Transportation of passengers from the VIP-lounge to the aircraft is carried out on comfortable buses half an hour before departure.

There are four points of currency exchange, they are located on two floors and wings of the airport. Exchange subject to dollars, rubles, euros up to 300 dollars.


The Manas airfield in Bishkek belongs to the 4th class according to the international classification, due to this it can accept almost all types of aircraft. The airport's meteorological minimum is 60x800 meters. The total area of ​​the apron is 242 thousand m2Also at the airport are equipped 38 parking for aircraft of various classes. There are two telescopic ladder.

During the entire existence of the airport, three disasters were recorded on the territory of Manas. The first occurred 22.10.2002 of the year, when it crashed the plane type IL-62. The accident occurred due to pilot errors, as a result of which the airliner went beyond the runway and collapsed. The second accident took place 26.09.2006 of the year, during takeoff, the Tu-154 aircraft touched the US tanker, the Russian aircraft was able to make a normal takeoff, and the tanker caught fire. The last crash occurred 24.08.2008 with the participation of Boeing 737-200 for 3 kilometer from the runway of Manas Airport. 

Basic data of Bishkek Manas airport:

  • Airport country: Kyrgyzstan.
  • The main airport in Kyrgyzstan.
  • GMT time zone (summer / winter): + 6 / + 6.
  • Airport coordinates: longitude 74.48, latitude 43.06.
  • Geographical location: 25 kilometers northwest of Bishkek.
  • Number of airport terminals: 1.



Bishkek Manas (Bishkek Manas International Airport). Official site:

Bishkek Manas (Bishkek Manas International Airport). Official site.


Airport Codes:

  • IATA airport code: FRU.
  • ICAO airport code: UAFM.
  • Internal airport code: BISH.


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