History of Airport


The history of Mary airport begins with its formation in 1968. In the same year, regular flights on the Ashgabat-Mary-Ashgabat route began on aircraft of the following types: LI-2, IL-14, IL-18. One of the main aircraft that was used at the airport was the an-2. an-2 aircraft operated regular flights from Mary airport on regional routes. In addition to transportation, the flight crew of the Mary separate United air squadron performed a large amount of work on the use of aviation in the national economy. In 1978, two artificial runways were built. In the same year, the building of the passenger terminal was reconstructed, which allowed for regular flights by an-24 aircraft. With the Independence of Turkmenistan, a new era of development of civil aviation began. New comfortable Boeing aircraft were purchased. New routes for flights of national aviation aircraft have been opened. Becoming a mass mode of transport, the civil air fleet provides high growth rates of transportation.