Imam Khomeini International Airport
فرودگاه بینالمللی امام خمینی
|Owner||Government of Iran|
|Operator||Tehran Airport City|
|Serves||Tehran metropolitan area|
|Opened||8 May 2004|
|Time zone||IRST (UTC+3:30)|
|Elevation AMSL||3,305 ft / 1,007 m|
Location within Iran
IKA (Middle East)
Source: Iran Airports Company
Imam Khomeini International Airport (IATA: IKA; ICAO: OIIE) is the primary international airport of Tehran, the capital city of Iran, located 30 kilometres (19 mi) south of Tehran. All international flights in Tehran are currently served by this airport, and all domestic flights are served by Mehrabad Airport. IKA ranks third in terms of total passenger traffic in Iran after Mehrabad Airport and Mashhad International Airport. The airport is operated by the Iran Airports Company and is the primary operating base for Iran Air and Mahan Air, as well as an international hub for many smaller Iranian airlines.
The facility covers a total expanse of 13,700 hectares (53 sq.mi.) of airport property, making the airport among the largest in the world in terms of land area.