Turkmenabat International Airport

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Turkmenabat International Airport (IATA: CRZ, ICAO: UTAV) is an international airport in Türkmenabat, Turkmenistan. It is located approximately 13 km[2] from the center of the city.

Turkmenabat International Airport

Türkmenabat halkara howa menzili
Международный Аэропорт Туркменабат Терминал.jpg
LocationTürkmenabat, Lebap Region, Turkmenistan
Elevation AMSL649 ft / 198 m
Coordinates39°05′00″N 063°36′48″E / 39.08333°N 63.61333°E / 39.08333; 63.61333Coordinates: 39°05′00″N 063°36′48″E / 39.08333°N 63.61333°E / 39.08333; 63.61333
CRZ is located in Turkmenistan
Location of the airport in Turkmenistan
Direction Length Surface
m ft
15/33 2,750 9,022 Concrete
15/33 2,000 6,562 Grass
Source: AIP Turkmenistan[1]


Former airport building

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

New terminalEdit

In 2013 construction started on a new airport complex.[3] The ceremony of laying the first stone on 14 February 2013 was attended by the President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych and President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.[4]

The final construction was carried out by the individual enterprise Gundogdy, a member of the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Turkmenistan.[5] The building of the passenger terminal occupies 37 thousand square meters.[6]

On 26 February 2018, the opening ceremony of the new airport took place, in which President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov attended.[7] The airport is built on a new location. The capacity of the airport complex is 500 passengers per hour. The runway 3800 meters long and 65 meters wide is equipped with modern light-signal and meteorological systems.[8] The airport is capable of accepting any type of aircraft.[9] The airport cargo terminal is designed to handle 200 thousand tons of cargo per year. A centralized gas station allows to serve several aircraft simultaneously.

The uniqueness of the architectural embodiment of the airport passenger terminal, which has a huge star shape an area of more than 12 thousand square meters, is noted in the Guinness Book of Records.[10][11][12]

Airlines and destinationsEdit

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

Airport facilitiesEdit

Turkmenabad 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 is a CIP-hall, duty free shops, Internet cafes and other services.[13]

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

Ground transportationEdit

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


  1. ^ AIP Turkmenistan Archived 2013-03-31 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Новый международный аэропорт открылся в Туркмении
  3. ^ Президент Туркменистана ознакомился с проектами новых важных объектов
  4. ^ Президенты Украины и Туркменистана приняли участие в церемонии закладки аэропортового комплекса в Туркменабаде Archived 2013-04-19 at Archive.today
  5. ^ Новый аэропорт Туркмении попал в Книгу рекордов Гиннесса
  6. ^ Президент Туркменистана запустил в строй действующих Международный аэропорт в Туркменабате
  7. ^ Открылся новый Международный аэропорт в центре Лебапского велаята Туркменистана
  8. ^ Новый международный аэропорт открылся в Туркмении
  9. ^ Туркменабатский международный аэропорт перевыполняет план по пассажиро- и грузоперевозкам
  10. ^ Авиакомпания Nordwind Airlines планирует выполнять рейсы из Москвы в Туркменабат
  11. ^ KLEEMANN for the International Airport of Turkmenabat
  12. ^ Аэропорт-звезда в Туркменистане попал в Книгу рекордов Гиннесса
  13. ^ [1]

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