Aktau Airport (Kazakh: Ақтау халықаралық әуежайы, Russian: Международный аэропорт Актау) is an airport in Aktau, Kazakhstan (IATA: SCO, ICAO: UATE). The airport started operations in 1983 after the collapse of the Soviet Union and bears the name Shevchenko-Central. The presence of a sea port and good railway system offers the opportunity to use the combined transport of cargo by sea, air and he railway.
In November 1996 was established joint stock company "Aktau International Airport". The development of the oil industry in the Caspian region required an increase in freight volumes, rapid delivery of necessary equipment for the oil industry, which in turn led to the need for reconstruction of the airfield and an increase in capacity passenger terminal.
The old terminal
In 2007 the airport was given a concession period of 30 years TOO ATM Group. The contract includes construction of a new passenger terminal.
The new terminal was completed in 2009. The capacity was 450 passengers / hour, the total area of 13,400 m2 (144,000 sq ft), including the area occupied by the VIP and CIP - halls. For the comfort and safety of the passengers terminal is equipped with the latest means of protection and security, as well as electronic and electromechanical systems, such as: passenger telescopic ladders, racks of electronic registration, HVAC - heating and cooling system, FIDS - Alert System departures on the electronic scoreboard, X-rAY - X-ray scanners, CCTV - CCTV, lifts and escalators.