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Ashgabat AirportWhere is Ashgabat Airport?
Ashgabat Airport, also known as Saparmurat Turkmenbashy International Airport, is one of two international airports in Turkmenistan. It is located approximately 10 kilometres (6 miles) northwest of the capital Ashgabat (Ashkhabad). The airport, with its air traffic control tower and a 12,000-foot (3,700 m)-long precision-approach runway (12L-30R), opened in 1994 and was named after the country's first president, Saparmyrat Niyazov.

As a part of Niyazov's aspiration to transform Turkmenistan into 'the new Kuwait', he sought to construct a distinctive airport. This zeal resulted in the control tower being constructed on the wrong side of the runway. The 'gaudy new terminal' now blocked the view of air traffic controllers as they guided pilots. The builders warned him of this, however, he responded that, "It looks better this way."

A new international airport "Oguz Khan", which will be equipped with the latest science and technology will be opened in the foreseeable future.


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Departure taxes are: For passengers coming from CIS countries USD 15, and for other foreigners USD 25. Taxes for foreigners on domestic flights are USD 5 and the entry tax is USD 10.

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Last Updated: 19 Jan 2016