Astana International Airport

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Astana International Airport
Халықаралық Астана Әуежайы
Международный аэропорт Астана
Astana International Airport.jpg
Airport type Public
Operator JSC Astana International Airport
Serves Astana, Kazakhstan
Hub for
Elevation AMSL 355 m / 1,165 ft
Coordinates 51°01′19″N 071°28′01″E / 51.02194°N 71.46694°E / 51.02194; 71.46694Coordinates: 51°01′19″N 071°28′01″E / 51.02194°N 71.46694°E / 51.02194; 71.46694
UACC is located in Kazakhstan
Direction Length Surface
m ft
04/22 3,500 11,483 Asphalt
Statistics (2012)
Passengers 2,303,143
Sources: Airport Statistics
AIP Kazakhstan[1]

Astana International Airport (Kazakh: Халықаралық Астана Әуежайы, Russian: Международный Аэропорт Астана) (IATA: TSEICAO: UACC) is an international airport in Kazakhstan located 16.7 km (10.4 mi) southeast of the capital Astana.[1]


The airport traces its history to 1931 when Astana's first airfield was constructed. Airport infrastructure has been continuously upgraded, making it possible to accept heavy aircraft by 1948, and starting 24-hour operation in 1956.

Following the transfer of the country capital to Astana in 1997, the airport underwent a series of major reconstructions which brought it up to international standards. A new passenger terminal designed by the late Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa was officially opened in February 2005.

Currently Astana Airport accepts all types of aircraft without limitation of take-off weight. During 2012, traffic increased to 2,303,143 passengers.


There are one terminal which divided into two sectors – A and B. A is of International flights and B is for domestic. No need to confuse with the check-in counter sectors (B – for Air Astana flights only, A – for other carriers).

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations Terminal
Aegean Airlines Seasonal charter: Rhodes International
opertaed by Rossiya
Saint Petersburg International
Air Arabia Sharjah[2] International
Air Astana Aktau, Aktobe, Almaty, Atyrau, Kostanay, Kyzylorda, Oskemen, Pavlodar, Shymkent, Zhezkazgan Domestic
Air Astana Abu Dhabi, Baku, Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi,[3] Beijing-Capital, Bishkek,[4] Frankfurt, Istanbul-Atatürk, Kiev-Boryspil,[5] Moscow-Sheremetyevo, London-Heathrow,[6] Novosibirsk, Omsk, Orenburg,[7] Paris-Charles de Gaulle (begins 1 April 2015),[8] Saint Petersburg, Tashkent,[9] Ürümqi, Yekaterinburg[10] International
Air China Beijing-Capital (begins 1 June 2015)[11] International
Austrian Airlines
operated by Tyrolean Airways
Vienna International
Belavia Minsk-National International
Bek Air Almaty, Oral, Semey[12] Domestic
China Southern Airlines Ürümqi[13] International
Corendon Airlines Seasonal charter: Antalya International
Ellinair Seasonal charter: Thessaloniki (begins 31 May 2015) [14] International
Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi International
Lufthansa Frankfurt International
NordStar Krasnoyarsk-Yemelyanovo (Suspended) International
SCAT Almaty, Aktau, Oral, Oskemen, Petropavl, Semey,[12] Shymkent, Taraz Domestic
SCAT Baku, Omsk, Tomsk
Seasonal: Sharjah, Bangkok
Transaero Airlines Moscow-Domodedovo,[15] Moscow-Vnukovo[15] International
Turkish Airlines Istanbul-Atatürk International
Ukraine International Airlines Kiev-Boryspil International
Uzbekistan Airways Tashkent International
Wind Rose Aviation Kiev-Boryspil (Currently stopped, operating by UIA) International
Zhetysu Taldykorgan Domestic

Cargo airlines

Airlines Destinations
Kalitta Air Hong Kong
Turkish Airlines Cargo Istanbul-Atatürk
Global Jet Sharjah Airport

See also


  1. ^ a b AIP Kazakhstan
  2. ^ "Air Arabia adds Astana to Kazakhstan network". Al Bawaba. 10 October 2012. Retrieved 11 October 2012. 
  3. ^ L, J (12 February 2014). "Air Astana Plans Astana – Bangkok Service from late-October 2014". Airline Routes. Retrieved 12 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "Эйр Астана. Новый рейс из Астаны в Бишкек". International Travel plus. 22 February 2013. Retrieved 22 February 2013. 
  5. ^ "Эйр Астана. Новый рейс Астана-Киев". International Travel plus. 18 February 2013. Retrieved 18 February 2013. 
  6. ^ L, J (20 September 2013). "Air Astana to Launch Astana – London Heathrow from late-October 2013". Routesonline / Routes. Retrieved 20 September 2013. 
  7. ^ "Эйр Астана. Новый рейс Астана-Оренбург". International Travel plus. 13 February 2013. Retrieved 14 February 2013. 
  8. ^ L, J (14 November 2014). "Air Astana Adds Paris Service from April 2015". Airline Route. Retrieved 14 November 2014. 
  9. ^ "Air Astana to Start Astana – Tashkent Service from May 2012". Airline Route. Retrieved 26 April 2012. 
  10. ^
  11. ^ [1]
  12. ^ a b "Авиакомпания "SCAT" начала осуществлять авиарейсы из Астаны в Семей". Информационная служба ZAKON.KZ. 6 December 2012. Retrieved 6 December 2012. 
  13. ^ "К открытию прямой международной авиалинии Урумчи – Астана". People's Daily Online. 6 August 2012. Retrieved 6 August 2012. 
  14. ^
  15. ^ a b "City pairs Schedule". Information and Services. JSC "TRANSAERO" Airlines. Retrieved 19 December 2012. 

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