Nakhichevan Airport Facts
Nakhchivan has been recognized by the international air transportation code to cater to multiple airline and cargo carriers to a number of destinations across the world. It acts both as a civilian airport and also as an airbase for military services, to send and receive their suppliers for Azeri located in Nakhchivan.Â The airport is located about 4 km from the centre of the city and is the only air gate for this region of the country. The airport is in existence since 1970 and had been engaging itself in air traffic with Baku. The airport underwent reconstruction in the year 1992 by the then chairman of the supreme assembly as air transport remained as the main form of communication with the outside world secondary to the Armenian blockage of the autonomous republic of Nakhchivan.
Arrival and Departure
The airport gained recognition as an international airport in the year 2004 and started accommodating Tuple Tu-154 aircraft following reconstruction and extension of the runways of the airport terminals. The airport currently has two runways; one paved with concrete and the other with asphalt concrete and is of about 3300 m in length. The airport is served by the Azerbaijan airlines connection Ganja, Agartala and Baku and is the state run flight carrier, the Rusline airlines serving Moscow and Domodedovo, Utair airlines and Turkish airlines respectively.