Sanandaj is a fairly new city by Iranian standards, having been founded just 200 years ago, but since that time it has grown to become the centre of Kurdish culture in Iran as well as the capital of Iran's Kurdistan Province. That makes Sanandaj a fascinating city to visit for anyone interested in exploring Kurdish history and culture. It is also a useful gateway to exploring the natural wonders of the wider region, including its lakes and mountains. The city is served by the small Sanandaj Airport, which has a number of flights to Tehran on offer.
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Flying to or from Sanandaj Airport
Sanandaj Airport is served by approximately half a dozen airlines. Currently, the only route to or from Sanandaj Airport is to Tehran-Mehrabad Airport. However, Borajet offered service to Turkey until 2017 before it suspended all of its flights due to maintenance issues. It plans to reestablish operations sometime in 2018, although it is unclear if that will include flights to Sanandaj Airport. The airlines that currently serve Sanandaj Airport are:
- Caspian Airlines
- Iran Air
- Iran Aseman Airlines
- Mahan Air
- Qeshm Air
- Borajet (suspended)
The Sanandaj Airport is located just 9 km south of the city centre of Sanandaj. The best option for getting to the city or your hotel is via taxi. A taxi stand is available just outside the arrivals hall. Alternatively, you may choose to rent a car to give you more convenience when travelling around Sanandaj.
Sanandaj Airport is a small facility, so you shouldn't expect too much in the way of amenities. There is a food court offering coffee and some fast food options. There are also souvenir shops where you can purchase local Kurdish products, such tea, oils, and crafts to bring back home. There are also two ATMs available as well as a tourist information booth that can arrange hotel accommodation for you and give you useful information about the local sights.
What to see and do in Sanandaj
Sanandaj is the capital of the Kurdistan Province of Iran and one of the largest cities of the broader Kurdistan region, which covers parts of Iran, Turkey, Iraq, and Syria. While the city is only 200 years old, it is a major centre of Kurdish culture and has museums and markets showcasing the province's more ancient heritage, which includes being part of the Assyrian Empire and a stop along the Silk Road. The Kurdistan Province boasts many beautiful mountains, lakes, and rivers, which makes it a popular destination for nature lovers. Lake Zarivar is widely considered the most gorgeous waterway in the province. When looking for a hotel in Sanandaj let Skyscanner be your guide with our useful hotel search feature.