|Sary-Arka Airport at night|
|IATA: KGF – ICAO: UAKK|
|Owner||Sky Service LLP|
|Operator||JSC Sary-Arka International Airport|
|Location||24 km (15 mi) SE of Karaganda, Kazakhstan|
|Elevation AMSL||538 m / 1,765 ft|
|Source: AIP Kazakhstan|
The airport was built in 1934, and moved to its current location 10 years later. In 1980 it underwent major reconstruction, including construction of a new terminal building and modernization of the runway. This made landing of heavier aircraft possible and opened the door to many new destinations in the Soviet Union.
In 1992 the airport was granted an international status. It has become an independent joint stock company after separation from JSC "Karagandaavia" in 1997. It is not related to Saryarka — Steppe and Lakes of Northern Kazakhstan on the World Heritage List.
Airlines and destinations
|Aeroflot||Moscow-Sheremetyevo (begins 10 March 2014)|
operated by Rossiya
|Seasonal: St. Petersburg|
|Pegasus Airlines||Seasonal: Antalya|
|SCAT||Almaty, Istanbul–Ataturk, Kyzylorda, Oskemen
|Turkish Airlines||Seasonal: Antalya|
|Lufthansa Cargo||Hong Kong, Frankfurt|
|Southern Air||Hong Kong, Amsterdam|
- AIP Kazakhstan
- Плохотниченко, Юрий (25 August 2013). ""Аэрофлот" хочет летать из Москвы в Караганду". TRAVEL.RU. Retrieved 26 August 2013.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Sary-Arka Airport.|
- Sary-Arka Airport (in English)
- Accident history for KGF at Aviation Safety Network
- Airport information for UAKK at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective Oct. 2006).
- Current weather for UAKK at NOAA/NWS
- Airport information for UAKK at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
- Saryarka – Steppe and Lakes of Northern Kazakhstan at UNESCO website
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