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Old December 28th, 2006, 05:41 PM   #1
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Old December 28th, 2006, 06:10 PM   #2
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OH MY GOD! what a super modern airport?!! is there any data of this ultra futuristic airport?
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Old December 28th, 2006, 09:17 PM   #3
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sublime! how the beauty of the country!
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Old December 28th, 2006, 09:49 PM   #4
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What airlines operate in Teheran? Is it new?
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Old December 28th, 2006, 09:53 PM   #5
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Old December 28th, 2006, 09:56 PM   #6
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It's not U/C, infact it's very much completed for now. Well actually it's supposed to be being expanded so I guess it's technically u/c :P

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Old December 28th, 2006, 10:01 PM   #7
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What airlines operate in Teheran? Is it new?
A lot of International airlines, most of them still operate from the old airport, This is why this airport is empty, the reasons for this are very vague though.
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Old December 28th, 2006, 10:23 PM   #8
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It's not U/C, infact it's very much completed for now.
it is UC

ikia is still in the first phase of three. A capacity of only 9 mln passengers in the year. at the moment.

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Old December 28th, 2006, 10:41 PM   #9
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IKIA; Tehran's new Airport
http://www.airport-technology.com/projects/tehran/

A new airport opened in Tehran, Iran, in February 2001. Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKIA) is equipped with advanced aviation technology and is estimated to have cost almost $1 billion. Associated investment projects, carried out by either private or public enterprises, include aircraft hangars, in-flight catering, hotel, duty-free shops, fuel supply and passenger and cargo handling facilities.

A new airport opened in Tehran, Iran, in February 2004. Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKIA) is equipped with advanced aviation technology and is estimated to have cost almost $1 billion. Associated investment projects, carried out by either private or public enterprises, include aircraft hangars, in-flight catering, hotel, duty-free shops, fuel supply and passenger and cargo handling facilities.

This new airport will take over all domestic and international flights from the Mehrabad Airport (Tehran's other international airport). Studies carried out by the Civil Aviation Organisation (CAO) of Iran recognised that the present airport could not be upgraded and expanded to meet the expected growth levels.

Imam Khomeini International Airport is located in a 15 hectare area located some 30km to the south of Tehran on the Tehran-Qom highway. Work on the project began during the 1970s before the Islamic Revolution but was halted due to political circumstances. Overall responsibility for the project rests with the ministry for roads and transportation.

Timescale and Capacity

Work on the airport started in 1994 and is due to progress in various phases. The first phase, completed by February 2001, initially gives a capacity of 12 million passengers and 200,000t of cargo a year. Depending on demand, the design allows for further expansion to 20 million passengers and 375,000t of cargo, with a final phase scheduled capacity of 40 million passengers and 700,000t of cargo.

Control Tower and Passenger Terminal

The 56.9m-high control tower has an area of 1,100mē. The four-storey, glass-fronted technical block spans 6,800mē.

The Main passenger terminal building is a 78,357mē, three-level structure comprising a basement, departure and arrival halls at ground level, as well as a mezzanine arrivals floor. 14 air bridges link the aircraft, piers and gate lounges. 1,800 car parking spaces in a two-storey car park can be reached via footbridges. Two-level access roads separate arrivals and departures and there are 88 check-in counters in the departure area.

The second passenger terminal is currently under construction as a part of the first phase. Once the terminal completed, it is expected that all international flights to Tehran will be flying to the IKIA airport.

Supporting structures include administration, services, maintenance, airport police and security guard buildings, and nearly 100 residential buildings on a 10,000mē complex.

Aeroports de Paris (ADP) was responsible for the master plan and preliminary design, and is undertaking supervision of procurement, installation, commissioning and testing of airport equipment and systems, as well as co-ordination and integration. The main contractors are two Iranian companies, Dey and Melli Sakhteman. Fernau (UK) was one of the international contractors working on for the project.

Transportation

The Tehran Metro Line 1 is being extended to the south to connect to the airport and provide a viable fast link from the city centre directly to the international terminal. The link from the city centre is still not complete necessitating a 1.5-hour taxi journey from the city to reach the airport. The metro line extension is expected to be complete by the first quarter of 2007.
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Old December 28th, 2006, 10:58 PM   #10
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it is UC

ikia is still in the first phase of three. A capacity of only 9 mln passengers in the year. at the moment.
That's incorrect.

You're right that it's u/c, I forgot the second passenger terminal building they're supposed to be constructing that is a part of phase 1.

Phase 2 and Phase 3 are not under construction and have not been approved yet, becouse Tehran doesn't really need to have an Airport the sizes of Doha and Dubai (major air hubs)...atleast not right now.

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Old December 29th, 2006, 12:14 AM   #11
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Beautiful, ultramodern airport, except it seems to be underused and somewhat sterile.
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Old December 29th, 2006, 06:22 AM   #12
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i red it in wikipedia..and they said that this airport only operating gulf flights.. is it right?
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Old December 29th, 2006, 02:00 PM   #13
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quite impressive specially regarding its size as it looks almost unused.
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Old December 29th, 2006, 10:42 PM   #14
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i red it in wikipedia..and they said that this airport only operating gulf flights.. is it right?
no
at the moment the ikia airport operating flights for countries around the persian gulf and the middle east until the security is ensured.
i think in the middle of 2007 we will see international airplanes landing on ikia
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Old December 30th, 2006, 02:41 AM   #15
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i red it in wikipedia..and they said that this airport only operating gulf flights.. is it right?
as shown on the departures and arrivals board its only destinations in the gulf.
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Old January 7th, 2007, 03:04 PM   #16
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wow amazing airport! its almost empty...but if there are quite a few flights from the middle east/persian gulf, i dont see any reason why it shud be so empty!
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Old January 8th, 2007, 04:32 AM   #17
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wow that airport reminds me of the new bangkok airport!! it looks so good, its a shame other airlines arnt using it
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Old January 9th, 2007, 03:46 PM   #18
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Nice and huge terminal. But why it's so empty. And this departures, there's only flight to Dubai one to Doha and somwhere else. I don't believe thats all extension ??!!
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Old January 9th, 2007, 05:26 PM   #19
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Nice and huge terminal. But why it's so empty. And this departures, there's only flight to Dubai one to Doha and somwhere else. I don't believe thats all extension ??!!
My feelings exactly...

Its just such a huge waste of what looks like a top class facility.
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Old January 9th, 2007, 05:33 PM   #20
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wow amazing airport! its almost empty...but if there are quite a few flights from the middle east/persian gulf, i dont see any reason why it shud be so empty!
A few international airliners refuse to land at IKIA because they say that the runway is unsafe due to it being built on qanats.

Also currently the complex has very bad transport links to it.. there is a motorway beside it but bus links and the metro link have not been sorted out yet.. the airport is over hour and a half drive from the outskirts of Tehran with minimal traffic...
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