Ashgabat international airport breaks two new world records

Ashgabat international airport breaks two new world records

The World Record Academy has registered new records for the International airport of the capital of Turkmenistan. As reported in the press release of the Academy, Ashgabat Airport has the world’s largest 3D aluminum clad roof and is the largest bird-shaped building.

Back in 2016, when the new super-modern airport complex was put into operation, the World Record Academy awarded the main terminal of the airport the title of the world’s largest wing-span building. This design, which is striking in its grandiose engineering design, was inspired by the national symbol – a falcon with spread wings.

In addition, the Guinness Book of Records testified that the roof of the capital’s air hub shows the world’s largest carpet ornament with an area of 705 square meters.

The construction of the terminal with a capacity of 1,600 passengers per hour and an operational period of 30 years was done by the Turkish company Polimeks. Radically modernized complex with a total enclosed area of more than 408 thousand square meters includes VIP terminal, an air traffic control tower, indoor and outdoor parking lots with a total capacity for 3,000 vehicles, a cargo terminal with an annual load capacity of 200,000 tons, an aircraft maintenance hangar with a capacity for three planes, a catering building, new fuel supply facilities, firefighting buildings, maintenance-repair and warehouse facilities, a civil aviation school, a flight and cabin training simulation building, a hospital, dormitory, indoor sports hall and other administrative and technical support facilities.

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