Shiraz International Airport

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Shiraz Shahid Dastgheib International Airport

فرودگاه بین المللی شهید دستغیب شیراز
Shiraz International Airport.jpg
Airport typePublic/Military
OwnerGovernment of Iran
OperatorIran Airports Company
Iranian Air Force
Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps
Islamic Republic of Iran Navy Aviation
Iranian Police Aviation
ServesShiraz, Fars
LocationShiraz, Iran
Hub for
Focus city for
Elevation AMSL4,920 ft / 1,500 m
Coordinates29°32′21″N 52°35′24″E / 29.53917°N 52.59000°E / 29.53917; 52.59000Coordinates: 29°32′21″N 52°35′24″E / 29.53917°N 52.59000°E / 29.53917; 52.59000
SYZ is located in Iran
Location of airport in Iran
Direction Length Surface
ft m
11R/29L 14,020 4,275 Asphalt
11L/29R 14,225 4,335 Asphalt
Statistics (2017)
Passengers3,530,525 Increase 7%
Aircraft Movements33,857 Increase 9%
Cargo32,982 tons Increase 7%

Shiraz Shahid Dastgheib International Airport (IATA: SYZ, ICAO: OISS) (Persian: فرودگاه بین المللی شیراز‎) is an international airport located in Shiraz, Iran that is the main international airport of Fars province and southern region of Iran.

Shiraz International Airport, Also known as Shahid Dastgheib International Airport, named before the great scholar, is the largest airport in the southern region of Iran. After undergoing renovation and redevelopment work in 2005, Shiraz Airport was identified as the second most reliable and modern airport in Iran, after Tehran-Imam Khomeini , in flight safety including electronic and navigation control systems of its flight tower.

This airport is able to handle widebody aircraft such as Boeing 777 or Boeing 747.


Shiraz International Airport has two main passenger terminals which are connected to each other:

Domestic Terminal

Domestic Terminal or Terminal 1 is the older and larger than the other terminal and exclusively handles domestic flights within Iran.

International Terminal

International Terminal or Terminal 2 is used for all scheduled and charter international flights. Also an international terminal is under construction for International flights which is due to be built by 2020. After the completion of the new International Terminal the current International Terminal will be used for Hajj flights.

Airlines and destinations


The following airlines operate passenger flights at Shiraz International Airport:

Air Arabia Sharjah
Caspian Airlines Asaluyeh, Tehran–Mehrabad
Corendon Airlines Seasonal: Adana, Antalya
flydubai Dubai–International
Iran Air Abadan, Ahwaz, Bandar Abbas, Bandar Lengeh, Doha, Dubai–International, Isfahan, Kish Island, Kuwait City, Lamerd, Qeshm Island, Tehran–Mehrabad
Seasonal: Baghdad, Jeddah, Medina
Iran Aseman AirlinesAbadan, Ahwaz, Asaluyeh, Bandar Abbas, Kish Island, Lamerd, Mashhad, Muscat (suspended), Qeshm Island, Tehran–Mehrabad
Iran Air Tours Asaluyeh, Tehran–Mehrabad
Kish Air Asaluyeh, Dubai–International, Kish Island, Mashhad, Muscat (suspended), Tehran–Mehrabad,
Seasonal: Batumi, Tbilisi, Yerevan
Seasonal charter: Belgrade, Istanbul
Kuwait Airways Kuwait City (begins 7 July 2020)[2]
Mahan Air Ahwaz, Kerman, Kharg Island, Tehran–Mehrabad
Meraj Airlines Mashhad, Tehran–Mehrabad
Pegasus Airlines Seasonal charter: Antalya
Qatar Airways Doha
Qeshm Airlines Kish Island, Mahshahr, Mashhad, Qeshm Island, Tabriz, Tehran–Mehrabad
Saha Airlines Tehran–Mehrabad
Salam Air Muscat (suspended)[3]
Sepehran Airlines Ahwaz, Asaluyeh, Bandar Abbas, Kish Island, Mashhad, Tehran–Mehrabad
SunExpress Seasonal charter: Antalya
Taban Air Baghdad, Najaf
Turkish Airlines Istanbul[4]
Zagros Airlines Mashhad, Tehran–Mehrabad
Charter: Kuwait City, Tbilisi, Yerevan

^a According to Iranian laws direct passenger flights to Antalya are banned,[5] So Pegasus Airlines and SunExpress seasonal charter flights from Shiraz to Antalya have a stopover in Adana. However, these airlines do not carry local traffic between Shiraz and Adana. The return flights also has the same conditions. This law applies only to passenger flights and does not include VIP, Cargo or ferry flights.


Iran Air Cargo Doha, Tehran-Mehrabad

Accidents and incidents

  • On 15 June 1971, Douglas C-47A EP-ADG of the Air Taxi Co was damaged beyond economic repair in an accident at Shiraz Airport.[6]
  • On 14 December 2018, a Boeing 737 MAX 8 LN-BKE, operated by Norwegian Air Shuttle, flight DY 1933, delivered only in October 2018, made a forced landing at Shiraz Airport after a technical failure with one of its two engines. The passengers and crew disembarked and the next day continued their journey originating in Dubai, UAE to Oslo, Norway. Until February 2019, the aircraft had not yet been recovered due to strict technical embargoes by the United States against the state of Iran.[7][8] By the end of January 2019, the status of LN-BKE had changed to "stored".[9] On 22 February, the aircraft was finally recovered and flown to Sweden.[10] It was then transferred to Norwegian Air Sweden and its registration was then changed to SE-RYB. The aircraft was then stored again when all Boeing 737 MAX's were grounded worldwide.

See also


  1. ^ "Traffic Figures". Retrieved 14 February 2018.
  2. ^ Liu, Jim. "Kuwait Airways S20 Network additions as of 10FEB20". Routesonline. Retrieved 11 February 2020.
  3. ^
  4. ^ "Istanbul New Airport Transition Delayed Until April 5, 2019 (At The Earliest)".
  5. ^ "Tweet from Aviation Iran". Aviation Iran. 19 March 2018. Retrieved 14 November 2019. Today, 10 flights are scheduled from Tehran to Adana, but none of them have it as their final destination. As direct flights to Antalya are still banned, flights first land in Adana. Even though charters to Antalya are marketed in Iran, this story repeats itself every year.
  6. ^ "EP-ADG Hull-loss description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 19 September 2010.
  7. ^ Karasz, Palko (9 January 2019). "A Norwegian Air Jet Landed in Iran 4 Weeks Ago. It Can't Leave Yet". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 14 November 2019.
  8. ^ "Norwegian's brand-new Boeing 737 MAX 8 'stuck' in Iran for weeks". Retrieved 14 November 2019.
  9. ^ "SE-RYB Norwegian Air Sweden Boeing 737 MAX 8". Retrieved 14 November 2019.
  10. ^ "Iran-stranded Boeing airliner took off and expected in Sweden -Norwegian Air". Reuters. 22 February 2019. Retrieved 14 November 2019.

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