Bandar Abbas International Airport

Bandar Abbas International Airport

Bandar Abbas is one of the southern cities of Iran, which has a great importance for the country since the past due to security and economic reasons. The geographical location of this city is responsible for its special conditions of the arrival and departure of passengers and goods. That is why the airport is known as one of the most crowded airports in the country. In this article, we will know more about Bandar Abbas International Airport.

An Introduction to Bandar Abbas International Airport

It is difficult to determine the exact true date of building Bandar Abbas Airport is precisely, since its geographical location had been changed from 1339 SH to 1349 SH (one decade) several times.

Initially in the years 1339 SH to 1346 SH, when the Iranian air fleet only included DC3 and DC6, the airport began operating at a region known as Bandkenaran located in a distance of 25 kilometers from Bandar Abbas. During years 1346 to 1349, the airport was transferred to the current location of Shahid Mohammadi Hospital. Finally, in 1349 SH, the construction of the current building of Bandar Abbas International Airport began in its current position and it was completed in the same year!

Bandar Abbas airport
Bandar Abbas airport

The airport’s official activity began in the year 1349. Despite the fact that the construction of the terminal 1 was not yet complete, it gave a great boom to the city. Currently, the airport is about 6 km far from Bandar Abbas city center.

Terminals of Bandar Abbas International Airport

Currently, the airport has two terminals, one for domestic flights and one for foreign flights.

Terminal No. 1 is for foreign flights to destinations in Dubai, Medina and Muscat, the capital of Oman. While Terminal No. 2 is for domestic flights to destinations in Tehran, Isfahan, Tabriz, Yazd, Mashhad, Sari, Rasht, Abadan, Kermanshah, Kish, Chabahar, Ahvaz and Sari.

This airport has one terminal, which is used both for arrival and for departure flights. Contrary to the imagination of many, the low number of airport’s terminals does not mean that it is a weak airport. According to the latest statistics published in 2016, there are about 1,000 flights with a capacity of 10 million passengers and 1 million passengers at this airport, which is a significant statistic!

What are the airlines operating at Bandar Abbas Airport?
  • ATA
  • Atrak
  • Caspian
  • Fly Dubai
  • Iran Air
  • Iran Airtour
  • Aseman
  • Naft
  • Kish Air
  • Mahan
  • Meraj
  • Qeshm
  • Zagros
Bandar Abbas airport
Bandar Abbas airport
Which fleets land at the international airport of Bandar Abbas?

C130, AN74, IL76, F100, ATR, F50, TU154, A320, A310, A300, B74, B727, Freind ship, Y12 FA20 and F28, AN26

Access to Bandar Abbas Airport

You can use a bus, taxi or private car to reach the airport, because there is no long distance to the city.

Bandar Abbas International Airport Facilities
Roofed Parking

If you use a private car to get to the airport, you can park your car in the airport’s parking lot until your return flight.


A variety of bank branches is at the airport that will allow you to overcome your needs before and after traveling.

Restaurant and Coffee Shop

Like any other airport, this airport also has a large number of restaurants and cafes. If you go and have a look at one of these stores, you can spend a delicious time at the airport!

Renting Car

If you need a vehicle the time you will stay at the city, you can use the Renting Car Service at the airport. They rent you cars without driver.

Passenger transportation system

To get out of the airport and reach your destination, you can use taxis you can find outside the terminals.

Hotels in Bandar Abbas
  • Iran Hotel
  • Hormoz Hotel
  • Homa Hotel
  • Persian Gulf Hotel

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