Construction of Kerki Airport in Turkmenistan’s Lebap Nears Completion

BUSINESS TURKMENISTAN
Construction of Kerki Airport in Turkmenistan’s Lebap Nears Completion
The airport will include a 2.7-kilometer runway, capable of receiving all types of aircraft operated by the Türkmenhowaýollary Agency.

Gündogdy Individual Enterprise is completing the construction of a modern new airport in the city of Kerki in Turkmenistan’s Lebap velayat. The commission works of the airport’s equipment are currently underway, the country’s official media reported on Wednesday.

The airport, located near the city railway station and along the Turkmenabat-Kerki highway, will include a passenger terminal with a capacity to serve 100 passengers per hour and a 2.7-kilometer runway, capable of receiving all types of aircraft operated by the Türkmenhowaýollary (Turkmen Airlines) Agency.

The passenger terminal will meet international standards. The facility will house a waiting room with 120 seats, two ticket offices, first aid rooms, international communication points, a left-luggage office, a postal kiosk, cafeterias, a CIP hall, a room for mothers and children, and a canteen with 30 seats.

The Kerki airport will feature modern airfield facilities. Its new runway is equipped with modern ground-based flight support facilities of the first category of the International Organization of ICAO - light-signaling, meteorological, aeronautical and radio technical equipment from European companies that will allow to receive and send aircraft around the clock.

The completion of the airport’s construction will mark the beginning of a new stage in the development of the country's civil aviation, will contribute to the further dynamic development of the region, the intensification of mutually beneficial trade, economic and fruitful humanitarian ties and tourism, according to the report.

Experienced private construction firm Gündogdy, a member of the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Turkmenistan, builds this new facility on 200 hectares of land. The construction firm had successfully built the International Airport of Turkmenabat before.