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Bokhtar International Airport

Bokhtar International Airport (Tajik: Фурудгоҳи байналмилалии «Бохтар», romanizedFurudgohi Baynalmilalii Bohtar) — an international airport (IATA: KQT, ICAO: UTDT) five kilometers northeast of the city of Bokhtar (until 2018 was called Qurghonteppa), near the village of Sarband. Also known as Kurgan-Tyube, but after renaming the city of Kurgan-Tyube to Bokhtar, it changed its name in the same way. One of the four international airports in Tajikistan.

Bokhtar International Airport

Фурудгоҳи байналмилалии «Бохтар»

Furudgohi Baynalmilalii Bohtar
Фурудгоҳи байналмилалии Қурғонтеппа (overview).jpg
Summary
Airport typeCivil
LocationQurghonteppa, Khatlon Province
Hub forTajik Air
Coordinates37°51′44″N 068°51′46″E / 37.86222°N 68.86278°E / 37.86222; 68.86278Coordinates: 37°51′44″N 068°51′46″E / 37.86222°N 68.86278°E / 37.86222; 68.86278
Map
KQT is located in Tajikistan
KQT
KQT
Location of airport in Tajikistan
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
17/35 7,497 2,285 Asphalt
Source: AIP Tajikistan [1]

HistoryEdit

Built and opened in the Soviet years, received the status of an international airport after the end of the civil war in Tajikistan. Able to take helicopters of all types, Airbus A320, Boeing 737 and aircraft classes below the above.

Since the beginning of the 2000s and until recently, in different years, the airport has had regular flights with a number of Russian cities, such as Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg, Kazan, Saratov, Orenburg, and also some time with the Kazakhstan city of Almaty. Today, it still has an irregular flight connection with only two airports in Tajikistan: the Dushanbe International Airport and the Khujand International Airport.

The current decline of the airport is due to the Kulob Airport, 85 kilometers to the east of Bokhtar, which is larger than the Bokhtar Airport, as well as disagreements between the aviation authorities of Tajikistan and Russia, which began in spring 2017. Both airports are located in the Khatlon province.

Airlines and destinationsEdit

In the 2000s the airport used to serve regular flights to few Russian cities, but last years it only receives irregular flights from Khujand.[citation needed]

AirlinesDestinations
Nordwind Airlines Moscow–Sheremetyevo, Turkmenabat

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