Tabriz International Airport

Tabriz International Airport
فرودگاه بین المللی شهید مدنی تبریز
Airport type Public / Military
Owner Government of Iran
Operator Iran Airports Company
Iranian Air Force
Serves Tabriz, East Azerbaijan
Location Tabriz, Iran
Hub for
Elevation AMSL 4,459 ft / 1,359 m
Coordinates 38°08′02″N 46°14′06″E / 38.13389°N 46.23500°E / 38.13389; 46.23500Coordinates: 38°08′02″N 46°14′06″E / 38.13389°N 46.23500°E / 38.13389; 46.23500
Location of airport in Iran
Direction Length Surface
ft m
12L/30R 11,995 3,656 concrete
12R/30L 11,537 3,516 Asphalt
Statistics (2017)
Aircraft Movements 15,602 10%
Passengers 1,942,726 10%
Cargo 14,680 tons 11%

Tabriz International Airport (Persian: فرودگاه بین المللی تبریز) (IATA: TBZ, ICAO: OITT) is an airport that serves Tabriz, Iran. It is the primary airport of Tabriz. The runway of the airport is mutually being used by Tactical Air Base 2 of the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force.

Airlines and destinations

ATA AirlinesAhwaz, Bandar Abbas, Isfahan, Istanbul-Atatürk, Kish Island, Mashhad, Shiraz, Tehran-Mehrabad[2]
Charter: İzmir
AtlasGlobalSeasonal charter: Antalya
Caspian AirlinesAsaloyeh, Tehran-Mehrabad
Corendon AirlinesSeasonal charter: Antalya
Georgian Airways Seasonal charter: Tbilisi
Iran AirAhwaz, Isfahan, Mashhad, Rasht, Tehran-Mehrabad
Seasonal: Baghdad
Iran Air ToursTehran-Mehrabad, Mashhad, Istanbul-Atatürk
Charter: İzmir
Iran Aseman Airlines Shiraz, Tehran-Mehrabad
Kish Airlines Kish Island
Mahan Air Isfahan, Kerman
Meraj AirlinesMashhad, Tehran-Mehrabad
Onur AirSeasonal charter: Antalya
Pegasus AirlinesSeasonal charter: Antalya
Qeshm AirlinesBaghdad, Bandar Abbaas, Hamburg, Shiraz, Tehran-Mehrabad
Saudia Seasonal: Jeddah, Medina
SunExpressSeasonal charter: Antalya
Taban Air Seasonal: Batumi, Tbilisi, Yerevan
Turkish AirlinesIstanbul-Atatürk
Zagros AirlinesMashhad, Tehran-Mehrabad
Seasonal charter: Isparta

^a According to Iranian laws direct passenger flights to Antalya are banned[3], So AtlasGlobal, Onur Air, Pegasus Airlines, SunExpress and Corendon Airlines seasonal charter flights from Tabriz to Antalya have a stopover in Adana and Kayseri. However, these airlines do not carry local traffic between Tabriz and Adana. The return flights also has the same conditions. This law applies only to passenger flights and does not include VIP, Cargo or ferry flights.

Accidents and incidents

  • On June 6, 2018, the Tapandegan (Palpitaters in Persian) an Iranian hacker group hacked the arrival and departure monitors at Tabriz International Airport defacing sign boards in the evening, showing a protest message against “wasting Iranians’ resources” and expressing support for Iranian truckers who have been on strike across Iran for several weeks.[4][5]

See also


  1. "Traffic Figures". Retrieved 14 February 2018.
  2. صفدری, مهرداد شادمان منش-حسین. "هواپیمایی آتا". Retrieved 25 June 2016.
  4. "Hackers briefly shut off airport monitors in Iran's Tabriz". 7 June 2018. Retrieved 29 June 2018.
  5. "Hackers briefly shut off airport monitors in Iran's Tabriz". 7 June 2018. Retrieved 29 June 2018.
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