Trabzon Airport

Trabzon Airport (IATA: TZX, ICAO: LTCG) is an airport near the city of Trabzon in the eastern Black Sea region of Turkey. The airport opened in 1957.[3] In 2009, it served 1,596,905 passengers, of which most (95%) were on domestic routes. In 2009, Trabzon Airport ranked 9th for total passenger traffic, and 7th for domestic traffic among airports in Turkey.[4]

Trabzon Airport

Trabzon Havalimanı
Trabzon airport.jpg
Airport typePublic
OperatorGeneral Directorate of State Airports Authority
LocationTrabzon, Turkey
Elevation AMSL104 ft / 32 m
Coordinates40°59′42″N 39°47′23″E / 40.99500°N 39.78972°E / 40.99500; 39.78972Coordinates: 40°59′42″N 39°47′23″E / 40.99500°N 39.78972°E / 40.99500; 39.78972
TZX is located in Turkey
Location of airport in Turkey
Direction Length Surface
m ft
11/29 2,640 8,661 Paved
Source: DAFIF[1][2]

Airlines and destinationsEdit

The following airlines operate regular scheduled and charter flights at Trabzon Airport:

Air Arabia Sharjah[5]
AnadoluJet Ankara, Istanbul–Sabiha Gökçen, Kocaeli[citation needed], Van[6]
Corendon Airlines Seasonal: Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf[7]
flydubai Seasonal: Dubai–International[8]
Flynas Seasonal: Dammam, Gassim,[9] Riyadh[10]
Iraqi Airways Seasonal charter: Baghdad[11]
Jazeera Airways Seasonal: Kuwait City[12]
Kuwait Airways Seasonal: Kuwait City[13]
Oman Air Muscat
Pegasus Airlines Adana, Antalya, Istanbul–Sabiha Gökçen, Izmir
Seasonal: Bahrain, Kuwait
Qatar Airways Seasonal: Doha[14][15]
SalamAir Seasonal: Muscat[16]
SunExpress[17] Antalya, Düsseldorf, Izmir
Seasonal: Frankfurt, Stuttgart
Turkish Airlines Bahrain, Istanbul, Yanbu
Seasonal: Berlin, Dammam, Munich[18]

Traffic statisticsEdit

Annual passenger traffic at TZX airport. See Wikidata query.
Trabzon Airport passenger traffic statistics[4]
Year (months) Domestic % change International % change Total % change
2012 2,355,236   8.0% 74,637   17.0% 2,429,873   7.0%
2011 2,190,503   15.0% 89,514   32.0% 2,280,017   15.0%
2010 1,895,600   24.0% 67,568   4.0% 1,963,168   23.0%
2009 1,531,780   10.9% 65,125   26.7% 1,596,905   8.7%
2008 1,380,926   1.2% 88,787   3.7% 1,469,713   0.9%
2007 1,397,175 85,585 1,482,760

Accidents and incidentsEdit

On 13 January 2018, a Boeing 737-800 (TC-CPF) on Pegasus Airlines Flight 8622 veered off the left-hand side of the far end of runway 11 whilst landing. None of the 168 persons on board (162 passengers and 6 crew) were reported to have serious injuries. The cause of the incident has not yet been determined.[19]

On May 26, 2003 a Yakovlev Yak-42 operated as Ukrainian-Mediterranean Airlines Flight 4230 Chartered by the Spanish Government, the aircraft was completing a charter flight from Bishkek to Zaragoza with an intermediate stop in Trabzon, carrying 62 Spanish peacekeepers and 13 crew members. The 62 passengers were respectively 41 members of the Land Forces and 21 members of the Air Force who were returning to Spain following a peacekeeping mission in Afghanistan. While descending to Trabzon Airport by night, the crew encountered poor visibility due to foggy conditions. Unable to establish a visual contact with the approach lights and the runway 29, the crew initiated a go-around procedure. Few minutes later, while completing a second approach, the crew failed to realize he was not following the correct pattern for an approach to runway 29 when the aircraft impacted a mountain at an altitude of 4,600 feet. The aircraft disintegrated on impact and all 75 occupants were killed. The wreckage was found 3,5 km east of the village of Maçka, about 23 km southwest of the airport.

On 20 May 1989, Alexander Zuyev, a Soviet pilot of the VVS Frontal Aviation Regiment based at Mikha Tskhakaya, Georgian SSR (present day Senaki, Georgia), defected from the Soviet Union by flying his Mig 29 plane to Trabzon. Turkey returned the plane to the Soviet Union, citing its desire to maintain a good relationship with the Soviet Union. However, the pilot was not extradited and was eventually provided asylum by the United States of America.[20]


  1. ^ "Airport information for LTCG". World Aero Data. Archived from the original on 2019-03-05.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link) Data current as of October 2006. Source: DAFIF.
  2. ^ Airport information for TZX at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
  3. ^ "Trabzon Airport". Archived from the original on 2018-03-16. Retrieved 2014-08-25.
  4. ^ a b "Devlet Hava Meydanları İşletmesi Genel Müdürlüğü". Archived from the original on 2010-01-26.
  5. ^ Staff Report. "Air Arabia adds Trabzon to Turkey flight network". Khaleej Times.
  6. ^ "AnadoluJet'in Van-Trabzon seferleri başlıyor".
  7. ^ "Corendon announces Düsseldorf + Basel bases; 15 routes added at DUS". 2020-09-07.
  8. ^ "Flydubai to start flights to two more destinations in Turkey".
  9. ^ flynas to launch Qassim-Trabzon service & boost capacity through Jul/Aug-2022
  10. ^ Flynas begin service to Trabzon in 2018
  11. ^ "Iraqi Airways files Hurghada / Trabzon schedules from July 2019". 16 July 2019.
  12. ^ Liu, Jim. "Jazeera Airways adds Trabzon service from August 2020". Routesonline. Retrieved 3 August 2020.
  13. ^ "Kuwait Airways adds new destinations in S18". Routesonline.
  14. ^ "Qatar Airways Announces Eight New Destinations at the Kuwait Aviation Show 2020". Qatar Airways. Retrieved 16 January 2020.
  15. ^ Liu, Jim. "Qatar Airways NS20 service update as of 0700GMT 21MAR20". Routesonline. Retrieved 21 March 2020.
  16. ^ "Salam Air outlines further network expansion in S19". Routesonline.
  17. ^ Liu, Jim (3 September 2020). "SunExpress 01-19SEP20 International operations as of 30AUG20".
  18. ^ "Turkish Airlines NS22 European Network Expansion Update - 08APR22".
  19. ^ "Turkish passenger plane skidded off runway after 'sudden engine surge'".
  20. ^ Zuyev, Alexander (1992). Fulcrum: A Top Gun Pilot's Escape from the Soviet Empire. Time Warner Publishing. pp. 348–350. ISBN 978-0446516488.

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