For Carriers

Ashgabat International Airport is located at important crossroads of regional and interregional transport corridors and thus has solid transit potentials. Having an extremely favorable geographical location and low cost of jet fuel as well as ground handling the airport has a unique ability to perform technical stops.

For customer convenience the airport cargo terminal has agent-offices for the sale of airline freights. It also has customs clearance of the consignment and transfer of cargos via Ashgabat to other Turkmenistan and overseas airports. The terminal is equipped with modern equipment:

  • loaders for containers and pallets
  • tow-truck for container carts
  • automotive belt conveyors
  • electroloaders
  • lines for processing containers and pallets
  • lifting and orderpicker equipment
  • shelves
  • weighing equipment.

The reception of the shipment is done using a system of dynamic measuring the dimensions and weight of the cargo. For example, ETV system (Elevating Transfer Vehicle) includes electronic freight and transport platforms at cargo handling stations and at the adjacent territory near the aircraft parking. The cargo handling is initiated by the operator automatically: ETV system determines the storage location of a particular cargo and delivers it to the gate of the loading and unloading station. The import section of the freight terminal has 4 loading and unloading stations. Thus, during handling of import cargo which arrived at the airport the aircraft stops at the airplane parking lot of the cargo terminal. The cargo terminal operator reads the bar code of arrived cargo, and the information is dispatched to e-Center. Then the cargo is loaded onto the pallet and delivered to the terminal where it is sorted in the storage area as specified.

To provide increased security measures a special processing technology is used for the transportation of valuable cargo. Cargo is stored in a special premise equipped with video surveillance systems, alarm systems, fire suppression, temperature and humidity control. The terminal is equipped with special refrigerators and freezers for storage of goods, to ensure compliance with temperature conditions during handling and storage of perishable goods (fruits, delicacies, flowers, medicines, animals, dead-body transportation cargo and etc). The multi-ton trucks are used to handle heavy loads, and oversized cargos are stored at specially designed areas.

Our partners are large international companies like: Lufthansa Cargo, Belavia, Fly Dubai, China Southern Airlines Company Limited, S7 Airlines, Turkish Airlines and others.