Ashgabat International Airport
The new Ashgabat International airport was built to replace existing airport facilities in order to respond to the rapidly growing domestic and international passenger traffic in Turkmenistan. The new terminal building, whose design was inspired by the national symbols of Turkmenistan, can host 14 million domestic and international passengers annually to IATA Class A service standards with a total enclosed area of 161,851 m². The terminal has 30 bridged gates for passengers.
The project also includes the construction of a new 3,800 meter long CAT III runway with Code F capacity that can accommodate the Airbus A380 and Boeing B747-8, the largest existing passenger aircrafts, as well as parallel taxiways and ramps. Including the existing runway and taxiways, which continues to be used following modification, a total of 2,428,344 m2 of runways, aprons and taxiways were constructed within this project.
The new airport project includes VIP terminal, an air traffic control tower, indoor and outdoor parking lots with a total capacity for 3,000 vehicles, a cargo terminal with an annual load capacity of 200,000 tons, an aircraft maintenance hangar with a capacity for three planes, a catering building, new fuel supply facilities, firefighting buildings, maintenance-repair and warehouse facilities, a civil aviation school, a flight and cabin training simulation building, a hospital, dormitory, indoor sports hall and other administrative and technical support facilities, bringing the total enclosed area of Ashgabat International Airport to 408,046 m2.
The supply and operation of the new runway, apron and ground service vehicles, the new air traffic control systems, simulators, equipment for the maintenance hangar, security systems, information technologies systems and all similar technical equipment and related training were also provided by Polimeks. It is planned that the new airport will provide services to Ashgabat for the next 30 years.