With Iran rapidly becoming the hub of airline routes across
the Middle East, Tippetts-Abbott-McCarthy-Stratton of New York and Abdol Aziz
Farmanfarmaian and associates of Tehran have joined together to develop a
major airport facility for the nation comparable to the largest in the world.
It is to be located 35 km south-west of Tehran on 12,000 hectares of land
between two major freeways which, along with the future high-speed rapid transit
link, will provide direct access from the capital. In the initial stage, one
domestic and one international module totalling 36 gates will be constructed.
By the year 2000, the series of five terminal modules and four runways in
dual parallel configuration, with just over 100 loading/parking positions,
will be capable of handling and annual traffic load of 12 million international
passengers, 14,900,000 domestic passengers and 620,000 metric tonnes of cargo.
Terminal modules straddle a central spine road and transit
system connecting the two freeways to Tehran. This
spine also allows for inter-airport circulation and for under-terminal parking
with direct vertical check-in and
baggage claim. The airfield provides for the most advanced Air Traffic Control
procedures. In addition to the
terminals, hangars and cargo areas, a residential town is planned for airport
TAMS-AFFA, Consulting Engineers
Tehran International Airport