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Shirak International Airport
Շիրակ Օդակայան
Shirak Airport in Gyumri
IATA: LWN – ICAO: UDSG
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner General Department of Civil Aviation of Armenia
Operator Armenia International Airports CJSC, owned by Corporation America
Serves Gyumri
Location Gyumri, Shirak, Armenia
Elevation AMSL 5000 ft / 1524 m
Coordinates 40°45′01″N 43°51′33″E / 40.75028°N 43.85917°E / 40.75028; 43.85917
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
02/20 10,564 3,220 Asphalt

Shirak International Airport (IATA: LWN, ICAO: UDSG) is an international airport serving Gyumri and the province of Shirak. It is located about 5 km from the center of Gyumri. The airport was inaugurated in 1961, and is the second largest airport in the country, after Yerevan's Zvartnots International Airport. Currently, the airport has scheduled flights to Moscow, Rostov-on-Don and Sochi.

At the start of 2006, Armenia felt the importance of having a second international airport, when adverse weather conditions meant that many flights had to be diverted from Yerevan’s Zvartnots International Airport into Gyumri’s Shirak Airport. New traffic control equipment has now been put into operation at the airport, which allows identification of planes within a 400 km radius. The equipment is a newly developed system and according to the Czech company that implemented it, this is the first time it has been installed at an airport in a mountainous location, and the experience from it’s installation will serve as a model for its future installation in other regions.

New ownership

On August 3, 2007, the government of Armenia announced that it had agreed to include the management of operations at Armenia's second largest airport (Shirak) in the 30-year concession agreement that it signed with Armenia International Airports CJSC in December 2001 to take over operations at Zvartnots International Airport. Armenia International Airports CJSC is owned by Corporacion America, an Argentine company which operates several airports across South America, which is owned in turn by Eduardo Eurnekian. According to Artem Movsisian, head of the General Department of Civil Aviation of Armenia, Corporacion America will have to turn the airport in Gyumri into a first-class airport. He also said the company has pledged to invest $10 million in 2007 to start modernization programme and within the upcoming years it will invest more to make the airport comply with international standards. Among other commitments is to provide free landing and take-off services to the Armenian Military.

Shirak Airport was closed for renovations from June 20 until October 20, 2007, during which time the runway was repaved and work was done on the airport lighting and the main terminal.


Shirak Airport Terminal
Shirak Airport Terminal

Statistics

Airlines and destinations

  • Donavia (Adler-Sochi, Rostov-on-Don)
  • S7 Airlines (Moscow-Domodedovo)
  • VIM Airlines (Moscow-Domodedovo)


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General Info
Country Armenia
ICAO ID UDSG
Time UTC+4(+5DT)
Latitude 40.750369
40° 45' 01.33" N
Longitude 43.859342
043° 51' 33.63" E
Elevation 5000 feet
1524 meters
Type Civil
Magnetic Variation 005° E (05/06)
Operating Agency CIVIL GOVERNMENT, (LANDING FEES AND DIPLOMATIC CLEARANCE MAY BE REQUIRED)
Operating Hours SEE REMARKS FOR OPERATING HOURS OR COMMUNICATIONS FOR POSSIBLE HOURS


Communications
GYUMRI TWR 120.6
ATIS 128.7
GYUMRI APP 127.7


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
02/20 10564 x 147 feet
3220 x 45 meters
ASPHALT 039FCXT NO


Navaids
Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
VOR-DME GRM GYUMRI 081X 113.4 1.4 NM 018.4
NDB GM GYUMRI - 325 1.4 NM 023.7


Supplies/Equipment
Other Fluids OX, Indicates oxygen servicing when type of servicing is unknown


Remarks
FLUID OX
FUEL (NC-TS1, T1)
OPR HOURS Opr 0200-1400Z++.
RSTD The fst 328' (100m) of Rwy 20 unuse for tkof.



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