Manas International Airport, Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan)
Manas International Airport is the main international airport in Kyrgyzstan located 25 kilometres north-northwest of the capital Bishkek. The airport was constructed as a replacement for the old Bishkek airport that was located to the south of the city and named after the Kyrgyz epic hero Manas at the suggestion of writer and intellectual Chinghiz Aitmatov. The first plane landed at Manas in October 1974 with Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin on board. Aeroflot operated the airports first scheduled flight to MoscowDomodedovo on 4 May 1975.
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