New airport to be built in Turkmenistan

Construction Materials 13 January 2021 12:42 (UTC +04:00)
New airport to be built in Turkmenistan

BAKU, Azerbaijan, January 13

By Jeila Aliyeva - Trend:

A new airport will be built in the administrative center of the Balkan region of Turkmenistan, Trend reports with reference to “Turkmenistan: Zolotoy Vek” (Turkmenistan: Golden Age) electronic newspaper.

The airport will include a passenger terminal, a runway with a length of 2,700 meters and a width of 45 meters. The airfield will be equipped with ground support facilities for receiving all types of aircraft operated by the Turkmen Airlines.

According to the electronic newspaper, there will be a waiting room for 170 seats, combined with passenger check-in areas, baggage handling, ticket sales counters, a VIP zone block and a hall for reception and meetings of official delegations on the first floor of the passenger terminal.

On the second floor of the building is expected to accommodate the administrative offices and airport facilities technical services. The third floor of the building is intended for the command and control center of the air traffic control center.

A separate building will be built for the ground maintenance services of aircraft, employees of special vehicles and the airfield service for the operation of ground structures and major repairs.

The airport is planned to be built in the village of Jebel (18 kilometers from Balkanbat) on the territory of the previously existing airport of local air lines.

The Ministry of Construction and Architecture of Turkmenistan has announced a tender for the construction of the airport, the report says.

The creation of a new airport infrastructure in the Balkan region will significantly improve the level of passenger service and bring it to high international standards.

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