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L’importanza, per il Karabakh, dell’aeroporto di Zangilan

Dall’analisi di Orkhan Baghirov, The Jamestown Foundation: On October 20, the inauguration of the Zangilan International Airport took place in the East Zangezur district of Azerbaijan (Azertag, October 20). The airport was jointly inaugurated by Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and his Turkish counterpart, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who became the first foreign head of state to land at Zangilan airport (Hurriyet Daily News, October 20). This is the second airport built by Azerbaijan in the territories that were liberated from Armenian occupation during the 44-Day War. The groundwork for the new airport was laid in April 2021, and it took a year and a half to construct the airport in accordance with the highest international standards. The first technical flight to the airport was carried out on September 9 (Azal, September 10). The Zangilan airport’s runway is about 3,000 meters in length and 60 meters in width. It is designed to accommodate all types of aircraft, including wide-body, heavy cargo aircraft. The airport’s terminals will be able to serve 200 passengers per hour, and flights will operate in line with International Civil Aviation Organization and International Air Transport Association standards (Daily Sabah, October 20). The airport can accept up to eight aircraft at once. Turkish companies also took part in the construction of the airport, which is equipped with automated systems and has a control tower in compliance with international civil aviation standards.

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