Astana International Airport

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Astana International Airport
Халықаралық Астана Әуежайы
Международный аэропорт Астана
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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 (2015)
Passengers 3,366,560
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]


Astana's first airfield was built in 1931 on the outskirts of the town and was developed further after World War II. However, a new airport, which became Astana international Airport, was built 11 miles to the south of the city and opened in November 1963. It was largely used by Aeroflot and its local directorate. Following the transfer of the capital from Almaty to Astana in December 1997, the airport underwent a series of major reconstructions which brought it up to international standards, including the current 11,484 ft (3,500m) runway. A new passenger terminal designed by the late Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa was opened in February 2005.[2]

During 2015, traffic increased to 3,366,560 passengers.


There is one terminal which is divided into two sectors – A and B. A is for 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[edit]

The main terminal of Astana Airport.


Airlines Destinations Sector
Aeroflot Moscow–Sheremetyevo[3] International
operated by Rossiya
Saint Petersburg International
Air Arabia Sharjah[4] International
Air Astana Aktau, Aktobe, Almaty, Atyrau, Kostanay, Kyzylorda, Oral, Oskemen, Pavlodar, Shymkent, Taraz[5] Domestic
Air Astana Baku, Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi, Beijing–Capital, Bishkek,[6] Dubai–International,[7] Frankfurt, Istanbul–Atatürk, London–Heathrow,[8] Moscow–Sheremetyevo, Novosibirsk, Omsk, Paris–Charles de Gaulle,[9] Saint Petersburg, Seoul–Incheon,[10] Tashkent,[11] Ulaanbaatar (begins 2 June 2016),[12] Ürümqi, Yekaterinburg[13]
Seasonal: Antalya,[14] Tbilisi[15]
Asiana Airlines Seoul–Incheon[16] International
AtlasGlobal Seasonal: Antalya International
Austrian Airlines Vienna[17] International
Belavia Minsk-National International
Bek Air Aktau, Aktobe, Almaty, Atyrau, Kyzylorda, Oral, Pavlodar, Shymkent, Zhezkazgan Domestic
China Southern Airlines Ürümqi[18] International
Ellinair Seasonal: Thessaloniki[19] International
Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi International
flydubai Dubai–International[20] International
KLM Amsterdam (begins 4 May 2016)[21] International
Lufthansa Frankfurt International
Qazaq Air Almaty, Taldykorgan Domestic
SCAT Aktau, Aktobe, Almaty, Atyrau, Oral, Oskemen, Pavlodar,[22] Petropavl, Semey,[23] Shymkent, Taraz Domestic
SCAT Kazan,[24] Tomsk International
Turkish Airlines Istanbul–Atatürk International
Ukraine International Airlines Kiev–Boryspil International
Uzbekistan Airways Tashkent International
Zhetysu Taldykorgan Domestic
Aerial view of Astana Airport.


Airlines Destinations
Kalitta Air Hong Kong
Turkish Airlines Cargo Istanbul–Atatürk

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b AIP Kazakhstan
  2. ^ "Astana Kazakh Gem". Airliner World: 64–67. March 2015. 
  3. ^ L, J (26 October 2015). "AEROFLOT Assumes Transaero Kazakhstan Operation from late-Oct 2015". Airline Route. Retrieved 26 October 2015. 
  4. ^ "Air Arabia adds Astana to Kazakhstan network". Al Bawaba. 10 October 2012. Retrieved 11 October 2012. 
  5. ^ ""Эйр Астана" возобновляет рейсы между Астаной и Таразом". Air Astana. Retrieved 11 June 2015. 
  6. ^ "Эйр Астана. Новый рейс из Астаны в Бишкек". International Travel plus. 22 February 2013. Retrieved 22 February 2013. 
  7. ^ "Air Astana Resumes Astana - Dubai Service from late-Oct 2015". 26 August 2015. Retrieved 26 August 2015. 
  8. ^ L, J (20 September 2013). "Air Astana to Launch Astana – London Heathrow from late-October 2013". Routesonline / Routes. Retrieved 20 September 2013. 
  9. ^ L, J (14 November 2014). "Air Astana Adds Paris Service from April 2015". Airline Route. Retrieved 14 November 2014. 
  10. ^ "Air Astana Adds Astana - Seoul Service from June 2015". 2 April 2015. Retrieved 2 April 2015. 
  11. ^ "Air Astana to Start Astana – Tashkent Service from May 2012". Airline Route. Retrieved 26 April 2012. 
  12. ^ L, J (14 September 2015). "Air Astana to Start Mongolia Service from June 2016". Airline Route. Retrieved 14 September 2015. 
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  15. ^ L, J (19 February 2015). "Air Astana Adds Seasonal Astana – Tbilisi Link June – August 2015". Airline Route. Retrieved 20 February 2015. 
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  17. ^ Tyrolean Airways to merge with Austrian Airlines
  18. ^ "К открытию прямой международной авиалинии Урумчи – Астана". People's Daily Online. 6 August 2012. Retrieved 6 August 2012. 
  19. ^ "Ταξιδιωτικό γραφείο Mouzenidis Travel". Retrieved 1 June 2015. 
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  22. ^ L, J (20 February 2015). "SCAT Adds New Domestic Routes in Feb 2015". Airline Route. Retrieved 20 February 2015. 
  23. ^ "Авиакомпания "SCAT" начала осуществлять авиарейсы из Астаны в Семей". Информационная служба ZAKON.KZ. 6 December 2012. Retrieved 6 December 2012. 
  24. ^ "SCAT открывает рейс из Астаны в Казань". LS — ФИНАНСОВОЕ АГЕНТСТВО. 15 June 2015. Retrieved 1 July 2015. 

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