Standard Runway for Wide-body Aircraft Built at Kish Airport
Kish Island, August 30, 2016- Iran's first standard runway for wide-body aircraft has been set up at Kish international airport.
According to the Public Relations and International Affairs Department of Kish Free Zone Organization, the runway has been specifically made for the landing of A380, a wide-body aircraft manufactured by Airbus Company.
Kish Free Zone Organization has already carried out a large number of aviation projects as part of efforts to boost tourism services in the Persian Gulf Island.
Developing the airport infrastructure, facilities, and services and achieving international aviation standards have topped the agenda of KFZO over the past three years.
Widening the southern runway of Kish International Airport, repairing the main runway of the airport are among the major projects carried out at Kish International Airport during the past 35 years.
Also, Iran's second largest passenger terminal is under construction at Kish International Airport. Once completed, the terminal will have the capacity of receiving 4.5 passengers annually. The Terminal which is scheduled to be constructed by 2018, is under construction in an 1861 square meter area.
Construction of a new control tower at Kish International Airport is one of the other major projects carried out by KFZO in recent years.
Meanwhile, the lighting system at Kish International Airport has been improved as part of measures to boost the safety of the passengers.
Kish International Airport is seen as Iran's busiest airport after Tehran and Mashhad airports.
Thanks to its modern management system, Kish International Airport has been ranked as the most satisfying airport in Iran.
Kish Free Zone Organization has managed to attract 25 million dollars foreign investment to build a cargo center at Kish Free Zone Organization. The project comes as part of KFZO plans to develop the aviation infrastructure in Kish Island.
PR & Int'l Affairs Department- KFZO