|Airport type Public|
Elevation AMSL 5,222 ft / 1,591 m
Elevation 1,591 m
|Location Sivas, Turkey|
Phone +90 346 224 86 87
|Operator General Directorate of State Airports Authority|
Address Yazıbaşı Mh, 58000 Yazıbaşı Köyü/Sivas Merkez/Sivas, Turkey
Sivas Nuri Demirag Airport (IATA: VAS, ICAO: LTAR) is an airport located 22 kilometres (14 mi) northwest of Sivas, Turkey.
Nuri Demirağ Airport is located to hill of Merakum the northwest of Sivas. The airport is away from the city and at the same time relatively high so the location where the current position is planned as a NATO base in construction period. The nearest highway to the airport, 13 km south of the D-200 (E-88) Sivas-Ankara highway.
The airport was opened to air traffic in 1957 to be used for military purposes; in 1990, DHMI built a 2,217-square-metre (23,860 sq ft) terminal building to begin to serve the civilian air traffic.
Sivas Nuri Demirag Airport closed air traffic with decision of cabinet on 31 January 2002, and opened air traffic with decision of cabinet on 17 October 2003. The airport was closed again to air traffic on 15 April 2006 due to the repair of the runway and expansion work, and 01/19 width of the runway has been removed from 30 meters to 45 meters. After special lighting and asphalt work completed, runway 19/01 is the-second longest runway in Turkey with 3,811 by 45 metres (12,503 ft × 148 ft). The new apron, five aircraft capacity and 120 by 240 metres (390 ft × 790 ft) in size and runway taxiway connection was put into service on 22 December 2006. The new terminal building opened for use on 18 December 2010 with an annual capacity of 3 million passengers. The original terminal building meets the standards of today's airport was built as an architecture with a modern facility.
1957 – It was built to be used by NATO.
1990 – The first terminal building was made by DHMI.
2002 – Airport was closed to air transport because it did not profit by the government of the time was.
2003 – Airways due to intensive use across the country, was opened to the air transport again.
2006 – Starting work on the Runway extension 30 meters wide runway extended to 45 meters, and lighting systems were established at the same time.
2007 – On June 23, 2007, by an international expedition made the first flight with Stuttgart.
2010 – The annual capacity of 3,000,000 passengers in the new terminal building was completed and opened. The re-opened airport name has been changed to Sivas Nuri Demirag Airport.
2011 – May 22, 2011 Sunday, charter and scheduled 52 flight was performed due to the Fenerbahçe football match.
2012 – Customs services should be transferred except for continuous duty applications starting international flights passengers and cargo services has been given.
2013 – Airport has been barrier free.
Airlines and destinations
These are the airlines and destinations of Sivas Airport:
There are passenger services from Sivas and Tokat to airport.