Naryn Airport

Нарын аэропорту
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorGovernment
ServesNaryn
LocationNaryn, Kyrgyzstan
Hub forSky Bishkek
Elevation AMSL6,998 ft / 2,133 m
CoordinatesCoordinates: 41°26′29″N 076°07′50″E / 41.44139°N 76.13056°E / 41.44139; 76.13056
Map
UCFN is located in Kyrgyzstan
UCFN
UCFN
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
08/26 2,145 7,037 Asphalt

Naryn Airport (Kyrgyz: Нарын аэропорту, Russian: Нарынский аэропорт) (IATA: none (НЫН), ICAO: UCFN) is an airport serving Naryn, the capital of Naryn Province (oblast) of Kyrgyzstan. The Russian IATA code for Naryn Airport is НЫН.[2]

Naryn Airport started its operations in 1930s as a landing strip in Salkyn-Tör village in the outskirts of Naryn. The current runway and terminal were built in 1964. It is a regional class 3C airport. The runway 08/26 has a weight limit of 22 tonnes, and has no instrument landing facilities and operates only during daylight hours.

Naryn Airport has no customs and border control checks and serves only flights within Kyrgyzstan. Before the collapse of the Soviet Union, the airport played an important role in this mountainous region. Up until 2000, the airport had year-round links with Jalal-Abad, Kazarman, Osh and Bishkek. On July 16, 2013, Sky Bishkek resumed flights to Naryn from Bishkek on Tuesdays.

Future plans

The Aga Khan Development Network began reconstructing Naryn Airport in April 2012. The reconstruction includes extending the runway, installing new aero navigational equipment and repairing the terminal building. Following the completion of the reconstruction, the Kyrgyz Government plans to rename the airport to Naryn International Airport and allow international flights.,[3][4]

Ground transportation

Only taxis serve the airport.

Accidents

On June 23, 2007, Kyrgyz Ministry of Emergencies’ Yakovlev YAK-40 (EX-901) departed Manas International Airport on an inspection flight QH4452 to Tamchy Airport, Naryn Airport and Kazarman Airport. Some 30 minutes after takeoff from Tamchy Airport, the engine No.3 TGT rose and vibrations occurred. The flight engineer shut down the engine. At the same time, the temperature of engine No.1 began to rise. The captain instructed the flight engineer to reduce thrust to 80% on that engine. At that time the aircraft was over Karakujur valley. Given the limited thrust available and the high mountains in the area, the flight could not reach Naryn. The captain new a small airstrip in the valley that was used for agricultural operations where he had flown AN-2 aircraft from the airstrip, which was located at 2700 m above sea level. The unprepared strip was covered with rocks (larger than 40 cm). Also irrigation ditches were present and there was a ravine near the strip. The airplane carried out an emergency landing on the airstrip at 11:14 and caught fire. All 13 aboard survived.[5]

References

  1. ^ "Аэропорт "Нарын"". CivilAviation.kg. 2012-10-28. Retrieved 2012-10-28.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Коды городов всех стран". G-Avia.ru. 2012-10-28. Archived from the original on 2018-11-08. Retrieved 2012-10-28.
  3. ^ "Нарынский аэропорт станет международным". Kabar.kg. 2012-10-28. Retrieved 2012-10-28.
  4. ^ "Реконструкция нарынского аэропорта". Knews.kg. 2012-10-28. Archived from the original on 2013-02-18. Retrieved 2012-10-28.
  5. ^ "ASN Aircraft accident Yakovlev 40 EX901 Karakujur". 2012-10-28. Retrieved 2012-10-28.