President Ilham Aliyev visits Khojaly airport

  05 July 2024    Read: 899
 President Ilham Aliyev visits Khojaly airport

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev visited Khojaly airport on July 5, AzVision.az reports. 

President of Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) Samir Rzayev, and Special Representative of the President in the city of Khankendi and districts of Aghdara, and Khojaly Elchin Yusubov briefed the head of state about future developments at the airport.

Khojaly Airport, located 10 kilometers northeast of Khankendi, was established in 1974 and received the UBES code from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in 2020, affirming its Azerbaijani ownership.

Situated at an elevation of 575 meters, the airport covers 188.5 hectares and currently boasts a runway 2170 meters long and 45 meters wide, along with two taxiways, an apron with three aircraft stands.

Plans are underway to expand Khojaly Airport's infrastructure, including extending the runway to 3000 meters in length and widening it to 60 meters. The airport's overall area will be optimized to 177.27 hectares, with the apron area expanding to 47,000 square meters, all in compliance with international standards.


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