Krasnovodsk International Airport

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Turkmenbashi International Airport

Türkmenbaşy halkara aeroporty
Airport typePublic
Serves Turkmenbashi, Turkmenistan
Location Turkmenbashi, Turkmenistan
Elevation AMSL283 ft / 86 m
Coordinates40°03′48″N 053°00′26″E / 40.06333°N 53.00722°E / 40.06333; 53.00722
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Direction Length Surface
ft m
16R/34L 11,483 3,500 Concrete
16L/34R 8,202 2,500 Concrete
Source: AIP Turkmenistan [1]

Turkmenbashi International Airport (IATA: KRW, ICAO: UTAK), is the second largest international airport in Turkmenistan. It is located in the city of Turkmenbashi . The airport opened in 1959.


The airport was constructed in the 1950s and was an interceptor aircraft facility for the Soviet Air Force, known as Krasnovodsk Air Base. It initially operated the Sukhoi Su-9 (Fishpot) in the 1960s and 1970s.[2] The regiment replaced it in 1978 with the MiG-23M (Flogger-B).[2] In the 1990s, the Turkmen Air Force took over operation of the military base.


Passenger terminal[edit]

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 Krasnovodsk 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 Krasnovodsk. 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 flights depart for Ashgabat (Ashgabat Airport), Daşoguz (Daşoguz Airport), Mary (Mary International Airport) [4] and Turkmenabat.


Turkmenistan Airlines Ashgabat, Daşoguz, Turkmenabat, Mary
Turkish Airlines charter: Istanbul [5] [6]


  1. AIP Turkmenistan Archived 2013-03-31 at the Wayback Machine
  2. 2.0 2.1 PHASEOUT OF FISHPOT IN APVO STRANYY AIRFIELDS USSR, February 1981, CREST: CIA-RDP81T00380R000100980001-5, Central Intelligence Agency, Washington, DC.
  3. Новый аэропорт
  4. "Transport in Turkmenbashi - Lonely Planet Travel Information". Archived from the original on 2014-05-02. Retrieved 2012-06-26. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  5. [1]
  6. [2]

External links[edit]

Others articles of the Topic Turkmenistan : Croatia–Turkmenistan relations, Spain–Turkmenistan relations

Others articles of the Topic Aviation : Venus Airlines, Mac Ross, Darbhanga Aviations, List of low-cost airlines, 2009 Joy Flight crash, Baracuda Airways, Astral Airways

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

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