Turkmenbashi Airport
Turkmenbashi Airport

Turkmenbashi Airport (Turkmanbashi Airport).

Turkmenbashi Airport is a Turkmen city of Turkmenbashi international terminals. Founded in 1959 year and immediately took both freight and passenger flights. It has the status of "international". In 2011 year completed the construction of the new runway (16P / 34L) classification 70 / R / A / X / T. The runway has the following dimensions: length - 3500 m, width - 45 m. Made of cement concrete material.

Commissioning of the new runway will allow the airport to receive aircrafts of all types. Before its appearance in Turkmenbashi was a runway 16 / 34 classification 26 / R / A / X / T. Before 2011, the airport received only light and medium aircraft such as the AN-22, Boeing and Tu-757-154. Planting can also be carried out such types as the An-124, An and IL-225-76, but provided incomplete downloads. In order to receive the type of helicopter and utilization did not matter.

Airport after reconstruction

In early April 2010 years on the preliminary draft it was completed and opened a four-storey modern type of terminal that can handle up to 800 passengers per hour. In addition, the operation passed a new control tower height 61 m. It was equipped with high-precision and advanced technology (manufactured by Thales and Siemens). Additionally, for the convenience of senior officials it was built VIP-building, which is also suitable for conferences, meetings and business meetings.

Thanks to the repair work, Turkmenbashi Airport can take seven flights simultaneously and serve passengers according to all international service standards. The whole area with new buildings occupies about 80 hectares. And the territory, which is adjacent to the airport, is planted with greenery, decorated with fountains and in every possible way landscaped. Open and covered parking lots were built with the calculation for 380 cars. President of Turkmenistan G. Berdymukhamedov arrived at the opening of the international airport. Speaking at the event, he expressed confidence in the future of the airport, which, he said, would serve as an excellent business card of Turkmenistan in the world air market and contribute to the transformation of the Caspian Sea into the personification of friendship, good-neighborliness and peace between Turkmenistan and foreign countries.

Turkmenbashi Airport has many service advantages. The comfortable conditions for fast registration, waiting and landing of passengers are created. Additional convenience is in the presence of storage chambers, telescopic gangways, information boards, long-distance and international communication points and mail. In the waiting rooms there is a new comfortable furniture, and throughout the airport there are buffets, cafes and duty-free shops. For the crews of foreign airlines who make transit flights, the hotel has a capacity of several dozen people with an excellent cafeteria. The cargo terminal is built and handled by the cargo terminal constructed, in addition to standard technologies, it is equipped with an automatic cargo handling system.


Next to the main terminal is the housing for receiving VIP-persons. It is operated for the purpose of formal meetings of senior officials and delegations, including the Government of Turkmenistan flights special flights. Additionally, we have arranged several rooms inside the terminal for conferences and meetings.

Aircraft take the airport: aircraft Antonov - 12, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32, 72, 74, 124, Ilyushin - 76, A-410, Tupolev - 134, 154, 204, 214, Yakovlev - 40, 42 , Airbus - A319, A320, A321, ATR 42, ATR 72, Boeing 737, 747, 767, 777, EmbraerEMB 120 Brasilia, BombardierCRJ 100 / 200 and other similar types of aircraft 3-4 class; all types of helicopters.

From the airport of Turkmenbashi airline "Turkmenistan Airlines" operates regular flights to the cities of Turkmenistan (Mary, Ashgabat, Dashoguz, Turkmenabat) and Turkey (Istanbul). Airfreight arrange two companies - Cargoluxi Coyne Airways in the following cities in the world: Hong Kong, Taipei, Baku, Luxembourg, Vienna, Tbilisi.

In the entire history of the airport, there has been only one significant disaster. On January 18, 88, due to the erroneous actions of one of the pilots, the Tu-154 plane crashed, making a rough landing with a large overload. There was a blow, and the fuselage collapsed on the frames in the area of ​​the tail and bow. As a result, 11 passengers died, seven along with two crew members were seriously injured. The total number of people on board is 143, passengers are 137. 

Basic data of the Turkmenbashi airport:

  • Airport country: Turkmenistan.
  • GMT time zone (summer / winter): + 5 / + 5.
  • Airport coordinates: longitude 53.01, latitude 40.06.


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Airport Codes:

  • IATA airport code: KRW.
  • ICAO airport code: UTAK.
  • Internal airport code: TRY.


Contact details:

  • E. mail Airport: [email protected]
  • City airport management telephone: +99324325841.
  • The mailing address of the airport: Balkan velayat, Turkmenbashi, Turkmenistan, 745007.
  • City airport information phone: +993243954335.
  • Airport Fax: +99324324087.




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