Manas International Airport (1999)

Manas International Airport is different today then back in 1999.  Now the US military stations some of its troops the Manas Air Base.  Back in 1999, Manas was a newly built airport with just one jetway.  There were still many Soviet built airplanes at the airport then such as this Kyrgyzstan Airline’s Tupolev 154, a really awesome airplane to fly on.  I took this picture leaving Bishkek for Istanbul, Turkey, on Turkish Airlines.

Manas International Airport 1999 - Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

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