Stepanakert Airport (Armenian: Ստեփանակերտի օդանավակայանը) is an airport in Ivanyan, near Stepanakert, the capital city of the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR). The airport has been under the control of the NKR since 1992 and flights already ceased to take place with the escalation of the war in 1990.
As the airport lies within the internationally recognized borders of Azerbaijan which lost de facto control over this territory in the early 1990s, its status as an international airport is unrecognized and there are no codes for the airport in the official IATA and ICAO lists.
In 2009, facilities reconstruction and repair work began. Though originally scheduled to launch the first commercial flights on May 9, 2011, Karabakh officials postponed a new reopening date throughout the whole of 2011. In May 2012, the director of the NKR's Civil Aviation Administration, Tigran Gabrielyan, announced that the airport will begin operations in summer 2012. However the airport still remains closed due to political reasons.
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