Turkmenabat International Airport

Turkmenabat International Airport

Türkmenabat halkara howa menzili
Международный Аэропорт Туркменабат Терминал.jpg
OperatorTurkmenhowayollary Agency [1]
LocationTürkmenabat, Lebap Region, Turkmenistan
Elevation AMSL649 ft / 198 m
Coordinates38°55′51″N 063°33′50″E / 38.93083°N 63.56389°E / 38.93083; 63.56389Coordinates: 38°55′51″N 063°33′50″E / 38.93083°N 63.56389°E / 38.93083; 63.56389
CRZ is located in Turkmenistan
Location of the airport in Turkmenistan
Direction Length Surface
m ft
13/31 3,800 12,467 Concrete
Source: AIP Turkmenistan[2]

Turkmenabat International Airport (Turkmen: Türkmenabat halkara howa meňzili), (IATA: CRZ, ICAO: UTAV) is an international airport in Türkmenabat, Turkmenistan. It is located approximately 13 km[3] from the center of the city.


Former airport building

The original airport was opened in 1926 and was repeatedly reconstructed. Radical reconstruction took place during the years of independence of Turkmenistan. The former airport was equipped with a modern air navigation system along with a platform for automated fueling. The runway was also extended.

New airport

In 2013 construction started on a new airport complex south of downtown Turkmenabat.[4] The ceremony of laying the first stone on 14 February 2013 was attended by President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych and President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.[5]

Final construction was carried out by the Turkmen private construction firm Gündogdy, a member of the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Turkmenistan.[6] The passenger terminal building occupies 37 thousand square meters.[7]

Turkmenabat Airport

On 26 February 2018, the opening ceremony of the new airport took place, which President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow attended.[8] The capacity of the airport complex is 500 passengers per hour. The runway is 3800 meters long and 65 meters wide, and is equipped with modern light-signal and meteorological systems.[9] The airport is capable of accepting any type of aircraft.[10] The airport cargo terminal is designed to handle 200 thousand tons of cargo per year. A centralized refueling station allows service of several aircraft simultaneously.

The airport passenger terminal, the roof of which is shaped in an octagonal "star of Oguz Han", covers an area of more than 12 thousand square meters, and is noted in the Guinness Book of Records as the largest star-shaped building in the world.[11][12][13]

Airlines and destinations


Nordwind Airlines Moscow–Sheremetyevo
Turkmenistan Airlines Ashgabat, Daşoguz, Turkmenbashi


Turkmenistan Airlines Cargo Bishkek, Moscow, Abu Dhabi, Istanbul,[14] Beijing,[15] Bangkok, Frankfurt,[16] Dubai, Istanbul, Almaty[17]

Airport facilities

Turkmenabat International Airport Waiting Room

There are information boards, an international and long-distance communication center, left-luggage offices, cafeterias, cafes, buffets, and shopping pavilions at the service of passengers. There are a CIP-hall, duty free shops, Internet cafes and other services.[18]

The airport has a medical center, a dining room, a hotel with 100 rooms, and a covered parking lot.

Ground transportation

The airport is located within the city limits, 13 kilometers from downtown Turkmenabat, in close proximity to the M37 Ashgabat-Turkmenabat highway and the Ashgabat-Kerki railway.


  1. ^ "Общая информация".
  2. ^ AIP Turkmenistan Archived 2013-03-31 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Новый международный аэропорт открылся в Туркмении
  4. ^ Президент Туркменистана ознакомился с проектами новых важных объектов
  5. ^ Президенты Украины и Туркменистана приняли участие в церемонии закладки аэропортового комплекса в Туркменабаде Archived 2013-04-19 at archive.today
  6. ^ Новый аэропорт Туркмении попал в Книгу рекордов Гиннесса
  7. ^ Президент Туркменистана запустил в строй действующих Международный аэропорт в Туркменабате
  8. ^ Открылся новый Международный аэропорт в центре Лебапского велаята Туркменистана
  9. ^ Новый международный аэропорт открылся в Туркмении
  10. ^ Туркменабатский международный аэропорт перевыполняет план по пассажиро- и грузоперевозкам
  11. ^ Авиакомпания Nordwind Airlines планирует выполнять рейсы из Москвы в Туркменабат
  12. ^ KLEEMANN for the International Airport of Turkmenabat
  13. ^ Аэропорт-звезда в Туркменистане попал в Книгу рекордов Гиннесса
  14. ^ "Грузовой авиарейс в Стамбул вылетает из Туркменабата | Общество".
  15. ^ "Расписание и маршруты".
  16. ^ Стало известно расписание международных грузовых рейсов «Туркменских авиалиний» на март-апрель
  17. ^ "Авиакомпания «Туркменистан» запустила услугу отправки международных грузов через мобильное приложение | Технологии".
  18. ^ "Президент Туркменистана запустил в строй действующих Международный аэропорт в Туркменабате | TDH". tdh.gov.tm. Archived from the original on 2018-02-26.

External links

  • Turkmenabat Airport Homepage (in English and Russian)
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