Manas International Airport is located 23km to northwest from Bishkek.
The height above sea level is 637m. The Aerodrome Manas belongs to
«B» class according to standards International Air
Convention and «4E» class according to ICAO
standards. It is suitable for operation of all type aircrafts. The
«1st» category is conferred to the airport by ICAO
that allows care out flights of aircrafts at visibility 60*800 m. There
is no limit of noise at nighttime. A mode of operation is round-
The airport Manas has the main road and connective
taxiways, passenger and cargo aprons are equipped with upgraded
equipments. The size of airfield is 4854 x 300m. Runway is covered in
two layers. Gravelly optimal foundation is 26cm; fibercrete is 40cm.
The platform has over 37 parking places the average and the distant
main road planes and two telescopic ladders of type TB 35/21-2 made by
The taxi planes care out by the escort vehicle. In
this time the total area of airport apron is 242 square meters. The
apron was constructed for all types of the planes.
The airdrome is constantly exploited by the
following types of aircrafts IL-76, IL-62, IL-18, TU 154, TU-134,
YK-40, AN-24, AN-26, helicopters of all types including foreign
aircraftsA-320, B-737, B- 747 and etc. In the airport has carried out
flights of AN-124 (RUSLAN) and AN-224 (MRIYA).
Artificial runway (AR) has the length in 4200m and
the width in 55m. It is one of the best and longest AR in Central Asia
region. The solidity of AR pronounced classification by number of the
covering (PCN) is PCN-53 R/AW/T and decided the regular exploitation of
all types BC.
The air terminal serves passenger air
transportations on both the domestic and the international flights has
throughput 750 people per hour and the area about 3000 square meters.
The building of the air terminal was adjusted in the form of the
compact centricity shape with shifting separate its parts. The shape of
building consists of the elements and the details that show the
national culture and the local climate conditions.
International Airport is leading corporation in the airport activity
field within the country and it has no competitors in republic market.
JSC «MIA» recognized as natural and competent
monopolist by the ground-based service according to order of state
commission on antimonopoly politics under Government of Kyrgyz
Republic. The structure of JSC «MIA» includes Osh
and Karakol branches with registration the airports and areas. Totally,
there are 24 airdromes and application areas.
In the international market of aviation services
the cardinal rivals are International Airports of Tashkent, Almaty and
It is necessary to inform that artificial runway
(AR) of the airport «MANAS» is the best on its
characteristics. As far as artificial runway (AR) of airport Almaty has
the limitation of maximum flights weight aircraft up to 350 tons, but
the airport «MANAS» has no limitation on this. The
AR of Manas International Airport is 700 meters longer than AR in
Airport Astana. AR in Astana covered by the asphalt but AR in the
airport Manas covered by the fibercrete, and this is better than the
asphalt. The AR of airport Manas has several important advantages than
the International airport of Tashkent.
As a result, Manas International Airport has not
only same but in some operation factors better characteristics in
comparison with main International Airports in Central-Asia republics.
It is essential to add that Manas International Airport conforms the
highest international standards of the air terminal complex, cargo
terminal and technical equipments. Consideration of evenly good and
naturally climatic conditions of the region (absence of strong winds,
fogs, cold, plain nearer of the territory and the good vision etc.) the
International Airport «Manas» is more optimal air
The Committee of one of the most influential
European Organization Business Initiative Direction (BID.) awarded
Manas International Airport with international prize «Golden
arch of Europe for Quality and Technology» in this year. In
the congratulation letter written: «For permanent aspiration
of company and its employees for perfection, improvement of service
quality and achievement the highest possible satisfaction to
customers». We hope that our airport will assume a new image
and standard of high prestige because of this award.