In 2006, Kars Airport served 2,352 aircraft and 270,052 passengers. The passenger terminal open to the public covers an area of 1,695 m2 (18,240 sq ft) and has a parking lot for 100 cars. The airport was closed in the spring and summer months of 2007 for renovation works. The re-opening took place on October 22, 2007. The new terminal was designed by architect Yakup Hazan.