Tokat Airport

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Tokat Airport

Tokat Havalimanı
Summary
Airport typePublic
Operator General Directorate of State Airports Authority (DHMİ)
Serves Tokat Province
Opened
  • 1995;29 years ago (1995)(initial opening)
  • 25 March 2022;2 years ago (2022-03-25)(current facilities)
Elevation  AMSL 558 m / 1,830 ft
Coordinates 40°18′42″N36°22′25″E / 40.31167°N 36.37361°E / 40.31167; 36.37361
Website tokat.dhmi.gov.tr
Map
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TJK
Location of airport in Turkey
Runways
Direction LengthSurface
mft
06/242,700 [1] 8,858Concrete

Tokat Airport( IATA : TJK, ICAO : LTAW) is an airport built in 1995 in Tokat, the city in inner Black Sea region of Turkey. Flights from the airport were halted and resumed again several times, most recently in 2017. Construction on a new airport started in 2018 and was completed in 2022. Since March 2022, Turkish Airlines operates flights from Tokat Airport to Istanbul.

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History

The old terminal in 2009 Tokat havaalani.jpg
The old terminal in 2009

The initial airport was constructed in 1995. Tokat Airport was closed in 2001, re-opened in 2006, and closed again in 2008. Also in 2008, a nearby mosque minaret was shortened for posing a risk to flight safety. [2] Operations continued in 2010 until April 2017, when all scheduled flights were stopped due to Borajet, the only carrier then serving the airport, ceasing operations. [3] At a length of 1700 meters, the old runway was only long enough for smaller regional aircraft to land, which were only operated by Borajet in Turkey. [3]

The construction of a new airport started next to the old one in 2018. Costing 1.2 billion Turkish lira, the airport features a 2,700 m (8,900 ft) runway, and the terminal building covers an area of 16,000 m2 (170,000 sq ft). [4] The new airport has a capacity of seven aircraft, and is able to accommodate wide-body and cargo aircraft. [1] The airport was re-opened on 25 March 2022. [5]

On 25 March 2022, operations resumed from the re-built airport from after a five-year absence of passenger traffic. [6]

Airlines and destinations

The following airlines operate regular scheduled and charter flights at Tokat Airport:

AirlinesDestinations
AnadoluJet Istanbul–Sabiha Gökçen [6]
Turkish Airlines Istanbul

Statistics

Annual passenger traffic at TJK airport. See Wikidata query.

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