Atyrau Airport

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Atyrau International Airport
Атырау халықаралық әуежайы
Международный аэропорт Атырау
Atyrau Airport.JPG
IATA: GUWICAO: UATG
Summary
Operator JSC "Atyrau International Airport"
Serves Atyrau
Location 8 km NW of Atyrau Railway Station, Kazakhstan
Hub for
Elevation AMSL -22 m / −72 ft
Coordinates 47°07′19″N 051°49′17″E / 47.12194°N 51.82139°E / 47.12194; 51.82139Coordinates: 47°07′19″N 051°49′17″E / 47.12194°N 51.82139°E / 47.12194; 51.82139
Website www.atyrauairport.com
Map
UATG is located in Kazakhstan
UATG
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Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
14/32 3,000 9,843 Asphalt/Concrete
Source: AIP Kazakhstan[1]

ATMA Atyrau Airport (Kazakh: Атырау халықаралық әуежайы, Russian: Международный аэропорт Атырау) (IATA: GUWICAO: UATG) is an airport located 8 km (5.0 mi) northwest of Atyrau, Kazakhstan.[1]

History[edit]

Atyrau airport
Atyrau Airport Terminal as seen from a plane. There are four doors – from left to right: Domestic arrivals, domestic departures, international departures and international arrivals. All passengers are delivered by buses
Atyrau Airways Tupolev Tu-134A at Atyrau Airport, 2011

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[edit]

Passenger[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air Astana Aktau, Almaty, Amsterdam, Astana, Istanbul-Atatürk, Moscow-Sheremetyevo[2]
Bek Air Almaty, Oral
SCAT Aktau, Almaty, Astana, Mineralnye Vody
Transaero Moscow-Vnukovo[3]

Cargo[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Coyne Airways Oral
Silk Way Airlines Aktau, Baku

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b AIP Kazakhstan
  2. ^ "Эйр Астана. Новый рейс Атырау-Москва-Атырау". International Travel plus. 1 February 2013. Retrieved 4 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "City pairs Schedule". Information and Services. JSC "TRANSAERO" Airlines. Retrieved 19 December 2012. 

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