|Atyrau International Airport
Атырау халықаралық әуежайы
Международный аэропорт Атырау
|IATA: GUW – ICAO: UATG|
|Operator||JSC "Atyrau International Airport"|
|Location||8 km NW of Atyrau Railway Station, Kazakhstan|
|Elevation AMSL||-22 m / −72 ft|
|Source: AIP Kazakhstan|
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ATMA obtained the operational rights of ATMA Atyrau Airport when the airport was privatized as a build and operate model in 1994. ATMA is a joint company which Mağdenli Yer Hizmetleri owns the 50% of the shares and the remaining 50% is owned by Atyrau Regional Administration. It is the only airport in Atyrau and one of the five international airports in Kazakhstan.
The region is crucial for Kazakhstan's economy as it is very close to the oil exploration sites and the platforms on the Caspian Sea. The city is the base town for many oil and construction companies.
In 2006 ATMA completed the construction of the new terminal building and a new longer runway. Enclosing a total area of 2,000 m2 (22,000 sq ft), the new terminal can serve 600 passengers per hour. Passengers can also benefit from the modernized CIP and VIP lounges. There is Wi-Fi internet access all over the terminal including CIP and VIP lounges. As a result of the renovation project, conveyor belt system is installed in both international and domestic arrival terminals and computerized check in banks became operational for easier passenger ticket processing. Boarding is done by transporting passengers by bus from the terminal to the plane.
It is the lowest commercial airport in the world at 22 m (72 ft) below sea level.
Airlines and destinations
|Air Astana||Aktau, Almaty, Amsterdam, Astana, Istanbul-Atatürk, Moscow-Sheremetyevo|
|Bek Air||Almaty, Oral|
|SCAT||Aktau, Almaty, Astana, Mineralnye Vody|
|Silk Way Airlines||Aktau, Baku|
- Extreme points of Earth – Lowest attainable by transportation
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