Kalaleh Airport is set to re-open after a few years of closure. The airport has previously resumed operations in 2012 and 2013 but was closed both times due to the low demand.
The first flight is scheduled to land in Kalaleh on 15 October 2015, when Mahan Air launches a 2 weekly route from Tehran. The route will be served on Sundays and Wednesdays.
Situated in Iran’s northern province Golestan, the city is home to around 150,000 people. Starting flights from Kalaleh, along with upgrading the hospital have been the municipality’s top two priorities. The hospital was completed in 2015 and this year the airport opens.
The eastern part of Golestan accounts for around 700,000 of the province’s total 1,700,000 inhabitants. One of the main reasons to open the airport was the long travelling distance to Gorgan Airport, the province’s only operational airport heretofore.
Kalaleh will thereby be the second operational civil airport, together with Gorgan. A few weeks ago, Gorgan received the long-awaited route to Kazakhstan’s Aktau, which is operated once a week.
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