|Aktau International Airport
Ақтау халықаралық әуежайы
Международный аэропорт Актау
Domestic Departure Hall
|IATA: SCO – ICAO: UATE|
|Operator||JSC "Aktau International Airport"|
|Location||21 km NW of Aktau, Kazakhstan|
|Elevation AMSL||22 m / 72 ft|
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.
Future plans and expansion
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.
In 2007 the airport was given a concession period of 30 years to the 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 scanners, CCTV – CCTV, lifts and escalators.
Aerodrome Aktau class B can receive aircraft AN-124, Boeing-747-200, IL-76 and lighter, as well as helicopters of all types.
Airlines and destinations
There are only a few international carriers, which are flying to Aktau. SCAT airline is based in Aktau. Air Astana operating its flights from Almaty and Astana to Aktau daily, along with 2 weekly Almaty-Aktau-Istanbul and return service. From international carriers, the most frequently airline, is AZAL (Azerbaijan Airlines) which is operating daily Trans-Caspiy flights to Baku. Transaero also makes three weekly service to Moscow Vnukovo, along with 2 weekly SCAT's flights to Moscow Domodedovo. SCAT Makes a good regional connection with Russian towns and Caucasus, for example flights from Aktau to the capital of Georgia - Tbilisi are operated thrice a week and only by SCAT onboard CRJ-200. Flights to Kiev temporarily suspended.
|Silk Way Airlines||Atyrau, Baku|
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