Ashgabat Airport, also known as Saparmurat Turkmenbashy International Airport, is one of two international airports in Turkmenistan. It is located approximately 10 km (6 mi) northwest of the capital Ashgabat (Ashkhabad).As a part of Niyazov's aspiration to transform Turkmenistan into 'the new Kuwait', he sought to construct a distinctive airport. This zeal resulted in the control tower being constructed on the wrong side of the runway. The gaudy new terminal now blocked the view of air traffic controllers as they guided pilots.In Ashgabat will be built a new international airport Oguz Khan, which will be equipped with the latest science and technology. Their willingness to participate in the development and implementation of this project already have well-known companies from Germany, France and other countries.