Chinggis Khaan International Airport

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Chinggis Khaan International Airport
Чингис хаан олон улсын нисэх буудал
ᠴᠢᠩᠭᠢᠰ ᠬᠠᠭᠠᠨ ᠣᠯᠠᠨ ᠤᠯᠤᠰ  ᠦᠨ ᠨᠢᠰᠬᠦ ᠪᠠᠭᠤᠳᠠᠯ
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Airport type Public
Owner Government of Mongolia
Operator Civil Aviation Authority of Mongolia
Location Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Hub for
Elevation AMSL 1,300 m / 4,364 ft
Coordinates 47°50′35″N 106°45′59″E / 47.84306°N 106.76639°E / 47.84306; 106.76639Coordinates: 47°50′35″N 106°45′59″E / 47.84306°N 106.76639°E / 47.84306; 106.76639
ULN is located in Mongolia
Location within Mongolia
Direction Length Surface
m ft
14/32 3,100 10,170 Asphalt
15/33 2,000 6,560 Grass
Statistics (2016 ULN)
Aircraft movements 11,682
Passengers 1,023,045
Tonnes of cargo 4,852
Sources: Civil Aviation Administration of Mongolia[1]

Chinggis Khaan International Airport (Mongolian: Чингис хаан олон улсын нисэх буудал, Çingis hán olon ulsîn niseh búdal, IPA: [t͡ʃʰiŋgis xaːn ɔɮɔŋ uɮsiːŋ nisex puːtaɮ]) (IATA: ULN, ICAO: ZMUB) is the international airport serving Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, situated 18 km (11 mi) southwest of the capital.[2] It is the largest international air facility in the country.



The airport was first established as Buyant-Ukhaa airport (Mongolian: Буянт-Ухаа нисэх онгоцны төв буудал, Buyant-Uhá niseh onğocnî töw búdal) on 19 February 1957. In 1958, international flights began with flights to Irkutsk and Beijing using Ilyushin Il-14 aircraft. Regular flights from the airport started in 1961.

The terminal was upgraded to make it suitable for international traffic in 1986.

Between 1994 and 1997 a further major upgrade of construction and air navigation was achieved with the assistance of the Asian Development Bank,[3] making the airport compliant with ICAO standards. The US$50 million construction project was carried out by the successful bidder: a German / English joint venture of Philipp Holzmann and Wimpey Asphalt.

The airport was named after Chinggis Khaan (Genghis Khan) to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the establishment of a Mongolian State on 21 December 2005.

New Airport[edit]

The airport is due for replacement in 2019 by the new Khöshigt Valley Airport.[4] The current airport is somewhat restricted, the single runway is used in one direction for arriving aircraft and in the opposite direction for departures.[5] The new airport, of which construction is finished, will significantly expand capacity, it is located at the Khoshigt Valley, 52 kilometres (32 mi) south of Ulaanbaatar city centre.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Aero Mongolia Altai, Bayankhongor, Choibalsan, Dalanzadgad, Hohhot, Irkutsk, Khovd, Ölgii, Ovoot, Oyu Tolgoi, Ulaangom, Uliastai
Aeroflot Moscow–Sheremetyevo
Air Busan Busan
Air China Beijing–Capital
Hunnu Air Altai, Baotou,[6] Bayankhongor, Choibalsan, Dalanzadgad, Hailar, Khovd, Manzhouli, Mörön, Ovoot, Oyu Tolgoi, Tavan Tolgoi, Ulan-Ude [7]
IrAero Seasonal: Ulan–Ude[8]
Korean Air Seoul–Incheon
MIAT Mongolian Airlines Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi,[9] Beijing–Capital, Berlin-Tegel, Busan,[10] Hong Kong, Moscow–Sheremetyevo, Oyu Tolgoi, Seoul–Incheon, Tokyo–Narita
Seasonal: Frankfurt
Turkish Airlines Bishkek, Istanbul–Atatürk


Two MIAT Mongolian Airlines Boeing 737-800s at Chinggis Khaan International Airport
Aerial view of Chinggis Khaan International Airport
Annual traffic
Passengers Change Movements Cargo
2007 599,555 Increase0+9.6% 9,297 3,299 Increase0+11.2%
2008 596,765 Decrease0-0.5% 9,552 3,500 Increase0+2.7%
2009 532,861 Decrease0-10.7% 8,330 2,970 Decrease0-12.8%
2010 665,055 Increase0+24.8% 11,678 3,922 Increase0+40.2%
2011 885,885 Increase0+33.2% 14,940 5,452 Increase0+27.9%
2012 1,098,865 Increase0+24.0% 17,465 5,709 Increase0+16.9%
2013 1,106,704 Increase0+0.7% 16,468 5,825 Decrease0-5.7%
2014 1,019,102 Decrease0-7.9% 13,178 4,955 Decrease0-20.0%
Sources: Civil Aviation Administration of Mongolia[1]

Other facilities[edit]

The airline Aero Mongolia has its head office on the third floor of the main airport building.[11] The Air Accident Investigation Bureau Mongolia has its head office on the airport property.[12] There is also one cargo hangar at Chinggis Khaan International Airport.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Монголын иргэний нисэхийн статистикийн эмхтгэл 2016" (PDF). Civil Aviation Administration of Mongolia. 
  2. ^ Purevsambuu, G.; Montsame News Agency (2006). Mongolia. Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia: Montsame News Agency. p. 67. ISBN 99929-0-627-8. p
  3. ^ "Ulaanbaatar Airport and National Air Navigation Development Projects (Loans 1256/1370-MON[SF])". 
  4. ^
  5. ^ AIP Mongolia. Version 05/17 (2017, June 22). ZMUB AD 2.22.
  6. ^ "Hunnu Air adds new ATR72 and Baotou operation from Aug 2016". routesonline. Retrieved 22 August 2016. 
  7. ^ Liu, Jim (15 June 2017). "Hunnu Air adds new Russian routes in June 2017". Routesonline. Retrieved 15 June 2017. 
  8. ^ "Возобновление рейса - Улан-Удэ-Улан-Батор-Улан-Удэ!". CJSC “IrAero” Airlines. Archived from the original on 10 March 2016. Retrieved 10 March 2016. 
  9. ^ "MIAT adds Thailand service from Nov 2017". 23 August 2017. 
  10. ^ "MIAT plans Busan launch in June 2017". routesonline. Retrieved 28 April 2017. 
  11. ^ "Ulanbator." Aero Mongolia. Retrieved on 21 September 2011. "Head office 3rd floor, Chinggis Khaan International Airport, Ulaanbaatar" – Address in Mongolian: "Чингис хаан олон улсын нисэх буудал, Улаанбаатар 34, ш/х-105"
  12. ^ "Address of Accident Investigation Authorities as of March 2010 Archived 3 September 2011 at the Wayback Machine.." Air Accident Investigation Bureau. Retrieved on 11 May 2011. "Mongolia Air Accident Investigation Bureau Mongolia Ministry of Road, Transportation, Construction and Urban Development of Mongolia Chinggis Khaan International Airport Ulaanbaatar 34 Mongolia"

External links[edit]

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