Aktau Airport

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Aktau International Airport
Ақтау халықаралық әуежайы
Международный аэропорт Актау
AktauIA eng.jpg
SCO Departure.JPG
Domestic Departure Hall (Old Terminal)
Airport type Public
Operator JSC "Aktau International Airport"
Serves Aktau
Location 21 km NW of Aktau, Kazakhstan
Hub for
Elevation AMSL 22 m / 72 ft
Coordinates 43°51′36″N 051°05′31″E / 43.86000°N 51.09194°E / 43.86000; 51.09194Coordinates: 43°51′36″N 051°05′31″E / 43.86000°N 51.09194°E / 43.86000; 51.09194
Website www.aktau-airport.kz
UATE is located in Kazakhstan
Location in Kazakhstan
Direction Length Surface
m ft
12/30 3,052 10,013 Asphalt
Source: AIP Kazakhstan[1]

Aktau Airport (Kazakh: Ақтау халықаралық әуежайы, Russian: Международный аэропорт Актау) is an airport in Aktau, Kazakhstan (IATA: SCOICAO: UATE). The airport started operations in 1993 after the collapse of the Soviet Union and bears the name Shevchenko-Central.

Future plans and expansion[edit]

In November 1996 the joint stock company "Aktau International Airport" was established. The development of the oil industry in the Caspian region required an increase in freight volumes and a rapid delivery of necessary equipment for the oil industry. This, in turn, led to the need for reconstruction of the airfield and an increase in passenger capacity at the terminal.

The old 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 per hour and the total area of 13,400 m2 (144,000 sq ft), including the area occupied by the VIP and CIP halls. The terminal is equipped with electronic and electromechanical systems. These include passenger telescopic ladders, racks of electronic registration, HVAC (heating and cooling system), FIDS (Alert System departures on the electronic scoreboard), X-ray scanners, 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[edit]

There are only a few international carriers which fly to Aktau. SCAT airline is based in Aktau. Air Astana operates its flights from Almaty and Astana to Aktau daily. From international carriers, the most frequent airline is AZAL (Azerbaijan Airlines) which is operating daily Trans-Caspiy flights to Baku. There are also twice weekly flights operated by SCAT to Moscow Domodedovo. SCAT makes a good regional connection with Russian towns and Caucasus. This includes flights from Aktau to the capital of Georgia; Tbilisi. These are operated 3 times a week and only by SCAT with a CRJ-200. Flights to Kiev have been temporarily suspended.[citation needed]


Airlines Destinations
Aeroflot Moscow-Sheremetyevo[2]
Air Astana Almaty, Astana, Atyrau
AtlasGlobal Istanbul-Atatürk
AZALJet Baku[3]
Bek Air Almaty,[4] Oral,[4] Gorgan, Kyzylorda, Shymkent
Qazaq Air Atyrau
RusLine Samara
SCAT Airlines Aktobe, Almaty, Astana, Astrakhan, Atyrau, Baku, Batumi, Istanbul-Atatürk, Kiev-Boryspil,[5] Krasnodar, Kutaisi,[6] Kyzylorda, Makhachkala, Mineralnye Vody, Moscow-Domodedovo, Oral, Rostov-on-Don, Shymkent, Sochi,[7] Tbilisi, Volgograd,[7] Yerevan
SkyBus Seasonal charter: Batumi[8]


Airlines Destinations
Coyne Airways Tbilisi
Silk Way Airlines Atyrau, Baku


  1. ^ AIP Kazakhstan
  2. ^ L, J (26 October 2015). "AEROFLOT Assumes Transaero Kazakhstan Operation from late-Oct 2015". Airline Route. Retrieved 26 October 2015. 
  3. ^ "Azerbaijan Airlines Launches Low-cost AZALJet Service from late-March 2016". airlineroute. 
  4. ^ a b "Bek Air. Новое направление полетов Алматы-Актау-Алматы". International Travel plus. 26 March 2014. Retrieved 26 March 2014. 
  5. ^ "Аэропорт "Борисполь" привлек нового партнера – авиакомпанию SCAT из Казахстана". Trans-Port.com.ua. Retrieved 21 November 2012. 
  6. ^ Liu, Jim (23 March 2017). "SCAT adds new routes in S17". Routesonline. Retrieved 23 March 2017. 
  7. ^ a b "SCAT открывает шесть новых рейсов". Kapital.kz. 3 April 2014. Retrieved 3 April 2014. 
  8. ^ "SkyBus International Airlines". Skybus.kz. Retrieved 30 May 2016.