President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov opened the new international airport in Ashgabat on Saturday the 17th of September 2016.
The new airport is the largest in Central Asia with a footprint that occupies almost 1200 hectares. The modern airport will be able to serve more than 17 million passengers per year with the main terminal building accommodating around 14 million passengers and the second terminal serving 3 million passengers. More than 200,000 tons of cargo will be able to transit via the cargo terminal.
The new airport will operate at the highest of international standards and has the infrastructure to operate two runaways with air traffic control operating state-of-the-art navigation technology.
Ashgabat International Airport is Turkmenistan Airlines' main hub.