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Isfahan International Airport (IATA: IFN, ICAO: OIFM)(Persian: فرودگاه اصفهان‎ – Farūdegāh-e Eşfahān) is an international airport serving the city of Isfahan, Iran.

Isfahan International Airport

فرودگاه بین المللی شهید بهشتی اصفهان
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Summary
Airport typePublic/Military
OwnerGovernment of Iran
OperatorIran Airports Company
Iranian Air Force
ServesIsfahan
LocationIsfahan, Iran
Focus city for
Elevation AMSL5,059 ft / 1,542 m
Coordinates32°45′03″N 51°51′40″E / 32.75083°N 51.86111°E / 32.75083; 51.86111Coordinates: 32°45′03″N 51°51′40″E / 32.75083°N 51.86111°E / 32.75083; 51.86111
Websiteisfahan.airport.ir
Map
IFN is located in Iran
IFN
IFN
Location of airport in Iran
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
08R/26L 14,425 4,397 Asphalt
08L/26R 14,425 4,397 Asphalt
Statistics (2017)
Passengers2,784,616 Increase 7%
Aircraft Movements24,269 Increase 5%
Cargo25,695 tons Increase 6%

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OverviewEdit

The airport is named in honor of Shahid Beheshti. For administrative and census purposes, it is considered a village in Qahab-e Shomali Rural District, in the Central District of Isfahan County, Isfahan Province, Iran. The airport has two terminals, one for Domestic Flights and one for International Flights. Just adjacent to the airport is Khatami Air Base which was built in 1970s specifically to cater Iran's fleet of F-14 Tomcat.

Airlines and destinationsEdit

AirlinesDestinations
Air Arabia Sharjah
ATA Airlines Kish Island, Mashhad, Tabriz, Tehran-Mehrabad
AtlasGlobal Seasonal charter: Antalya
Caspian AirlinesAhvaz, Asaluyeh, Kish Island, Mashhad, Qeshm, Tehran-Mehrabad
Charter: Baghdad, Najaf
flydubai Dubai-International
Freebird Airlines Seasonal charter: Antalya
Iran AirAbadan, Ahvaz, Bandar Abbas, Bushehr, Dubai-International, Ilam, Kerman, Kermanshah, Kish Island, Kuwait City, Mashhad, Ramsar, Rasht, Shiraz, Tabriz, Tbilisi,[2] Tehran-Mehrabad, Zahedan
Seasonal: Baghdad, Jeddah, Medina
Iran Air ToursAbadan, Ahvaz, Baghdad, Bandar Abbas, Kish Island, Mahshahr, Mashhad, Najaf, Tehran-Mehrabad
Iran Aseman AirlinesAbadan, Ahvaz, Asaluyeh, Bandar Abbas, Dezful, Kharg Island, Lamerd, Lavan Island, Shiraz, Mashhad, Tehran-Mehrabad, Zahedan
Iraqi AirwaysBaghdad, Najaf
Karun Airlines Aghajari, Ahvaz, Asaluyeh, Bandar Abbas, Dezful, Dubai-International, Gorgan, Lamerd, Lavan Island, Kish Island, Mahshahr, Rasht, Sirri Island, Shiraz, Tehran-Mehrabad
Seasonal: Yerevan
Kish AirlinesAsaluyeh, Bandar Abbas, Kish Island, Mashhad, Tehran-Mehrabad
Mahan Air Asaluyeh, Baghdad, Kerman, Kharg Island, Mashhad, Najaf, Tabriz, Tehran-Mehrabad
Meraj AirlinesKish Island, Mashhad
Onur Air Seasonal charter: Istanbul
Qatar Airways Doha [3]
Qeshm Airlines Ahvaz, Baghdad, Dubai-International, Kish Island, Mahshahr, Mashhad, Najaf, Qeshm, Rasht, Tehran-Mehrabad
Pegasus Airlines Seasonal charter: Antalya, Izmir
Taban AirAbadan, Ahvaz, Asaluyeh, Baghdad, Kermanshah, Kish Island, Mashhad, Najaf, Qeshm, Tehran-Mehrabad
Seasonal: Tbilisi, Yerevan
Tailwind Airlines Seasonal charter: Antalya
Turkish Airlines Istanbul[4]
Zagros AirlinesAhvaz, Baghdad, Kish Island, Mahshahr, Mashhad, Najaf, Rasht, Sirri Island, Tehran-Mehrabad
Seasonal: Moscow–Sheremetyevo, Saint Petersburg
Notes

^b According to Iranian laws direct passenger flights to Antalya are banned,[5] So AtlasGlobal, Freebird Airlines, Pegasus Airlines and Tailwind Airlines seasonal charter flights from Isfahan to Antalya have a stopover in Adana. However, these airlines do not carry local traffic between Isfahan and Adana. The return flights also has the same conditions. This law applies only to passenger flights and does not include VIP, Cargo or ferry flights.

Accidents and incidentsEdit

  • On 15 February 1965, Vickers Viscount EP-AHC of Iranian Airlines was damaged beyond economic repair when the port undercarriage collapsed as a result of a heavy landing.[6]
  • On 18 November 2009, Iran Air Fokker 100 EP-CFO suffered an undercarriage malfunction on take-off. The aircraft was on a flight to Mehrabad Airport, Tehran when the undercarriage failed to retract. The aircraft landed at Isfahan but was substantially damaged when the left main gear collapsed.[7]
  • On 15 January 2010, Iran Air Fokker 100 EP-IDA, operating Flight 223 was substantially damaged when the nose gear collapsed after landing.[8]
  • On 24 January 2010, Taban Air Flight 6437, a Tupolev Tu-154M, crashed whilst making an emergency landing at Mashhad International Airport due to a medical emergency; all 157 and 13 crew survived the accident with 42 receiving minor injuries.[9] The flight originated from Abadan the day before but had to overnight stop in Isfahan due to weather in Mashhad.[10][11]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Traffic Figures". Retrieved 14 February 2018.
  2. ^ Ltd. 2019, UBM (UK). "Iran Air adds regular Esfahan – Tbilisi service from Dec 2018". Routesonline. Retrieved 15 January 2019.
  3. ^ https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/281738/qatar-airways-expands-iran-service-in-1q19/?highlight=iran
  4. ^ "Istanbul New Airport Transition Delayed Until April 5, 2019 (At The Earliest)".
  5. ^ Iran, Aviation (19 March 2018). "Today, 10 flights are scheduled from Tehran to Adana, but none of them have it as their final destination. As direct flights to Antalya are still banned, flights first land in Adana. Even though charters to Antalya are marketed in Iran, this story repeats itself every year. #Iranpic.twitter.com/kz6P7H5rYP". Retrieved 15 January 2019.
  6. ^ "Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 7 October 2009.
  7. ^ "Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 20 November 2009.
  8. ^ "Accident: Iran Air F100 at Isfahan on Jan 15th 2010, nose gear collapse on landing". Aviation Herald. Retrieved 17 January 2010.
  9. ^ "The Aviation Herald". avherald.com. Retrieved 15 January 2019.
  10. ^ "Iran jet catches fire on landing". 24 January 2010. Retrieved 15 January 2019 – via news.bbc.co.uk.
  11. ^ "Plane catches fire trying to land in Iran - CNN.com". www.cnn.com. Retrieved 15 January 2019.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Isfahan International Airport at Wikimedia Commons