A solemn opening ceremony of the international airport was held in Turkmenabat city, the administrative center of Lebap province.
The airport built by Gundogdy local company is located 13 kilometers from the city in close proximity to the Ashgabat-Turkmenabat highway and the Ashgabat-Kerki railway.
The capacity of the complex is 500 passengers per hour. A new runway with a length of 3,800 meters long and 65 meters width is equipped with state-of-the-art ground support facilities – light-signal and meteorological systems – allowing servicing aircraft of all types.
The cargo terminal with storage facilities is designed to handle 200,000 tons of cargo per year.
The automated meteorological system, radio engineering, light-signal and ornithological equipment have been installed in the aerodrome.
In 2013 it was reported that “Turkmenhowayollary” State National Service (Turkmen Airlines) intended to conclude a contract with Altcom Road Construction LLC (Ukraine) for the construction of a new international airport in Turkmenabat city. (Trend/Business World Magazine)