Trade and Logistics

Elazığ is one of the most important junction points of Eastern Anatolia Region in terms of transportation. A total of 827 km of state road in Elazığ, which is the road junction connecting the Southeastern Anatolia Region and the Eastern Anatolia Region to the western and northern regions of the country, is 330 km. There is also a 288 km railway network within the borders of Elazığ province. At the point of airway transportation, in recent years, with a very serious distance, Elazığ has reached to the central point of the airline in the province region with the opening of the new airport and the new terminal. Elazığ Airport opened for military purposes in 1940 and civilian use in 1960. It was also opened to night flights in 1996. With the opening of the new runway and the new terminal building of 3000x45 m in international standards, the number of passengers exceeding 300,000 has exceeded 1,000,000. Elazığ Airport, which has a total of 7046 airplanes landing and departing in 2014, has 907,191 passengers in 2014. Highway Elazığ is in a key position in Eastern Anatolia. Strategic and advantageous due to its proximity to Malatya 98, Diyarbakir 153, Bingöl 142, Tunceli 135 and Erzincan 265 kilometers, east-west, north-south at the intersection of the network of highways and the route of the railways It has a position. The State Road which reaches Elazığ via Ankara-Kayseri-Malatya is one of the most important roads connecting Elazığ to the west. The road extending through the east reaches to Iran through Bingöl-Muş-Van. Transition to Northeast Anatolia and Black Sea via Tunceli in the north and Southeast Anatolia via Diyarbakir in the south. State roads are from the roads covered by the Urgent Action Plan and road work is still under way.

Highway

Elazığ is in a key position in Eastern Anatolia. Strategic and advantageous due to its proximity to Malatya 98, Diyarbakir 153, Bingöl 142, Tunceli 135 and Erzincan 265 kilometers, east-west, north-south at the intersection of the network of highways and the route of the railways It has a position.

The State Road which reaches Elazığ via Ankara-Kayseri-Malatya is one of the most important roads connecting Elazığ to the west. The road extending through the east reaches to Iran through Bingöl-Muş-Van.

Transition to Northeast Anatolia and Black Sea via Tunceli in the north and Southeast Anatolia via Diyarbakir in the south. State roads are from the roads covered by the Urgent Action Plan and road work is still under way.

ELAZIĞ AIRPORT

Purpose of Use

Civil-Military

Opening Date

1940

Runway Area

3.000m x 45m

Total Closed Area

28.732 m2

Capacity (Domestic-International)

2.000.000 Passenger / Year

Railway

The railways were opened in Elazığ in 1934. There are 15 railway stations and 8 stations together with the railway network. There are three lines from Elazığ to the surrounding areas. The Ankara-Kayseri-Sivas-Malatya railway is divided into two branches in Elazığ. One arm reaches Diyarbakır-Batman and the other arm reaches Palu-Genç-Mus-Tatvan. The railway length within the provincial borders is 304 km. Malatya- Sivas-Kayseri-Ankara-Eskişehir-Bilecik-Istanbul, Kütahya-Balikesir- Manisa-İzmir-Konya-Afyon are transported by express train and passenger and baggage transportation.

Because of its location, Elazığ has easy access to important trade centers in its region. This provides logistical advantages in commercial activities.

The distances of Elazığ from the commercial centers

• Elazığ-Erbil 604 Km

• Elazig-Süleymaniye 856 Km

• Elazığ-Kirkuk 754 Km

• Elazığ-Zaho 464 Km

• Elazig-Aleppo 468 Km

• Elazığ-Dam 818 Km

• Elazığ-Batum 644 Km

• Elazığ-Mersin 586 Km

• Elazig-Iskenderun 496 Km

• Elazığ-Trabzon 494 Km