Astana International Airport

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Astana International Airport
Халықаралық Астана Әуежайы
Международный аэропорт Астана
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IATA: TSEICAO: UACC
Summary
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
Website www.astanaairport.kz
Map
UACC is located in Kazakhstan
UACC
UACC
Runways
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, Xalıqaralıq Astana Äwejayı, حالىقارالىق استانا أۋەجايى; 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]

History[edit]

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.

Terminals[edit]

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]

Passenger[edit]

Airlines Destinations Sector
Aeroflot Moscow–Sheremetyevo International
Aeroflot
operated by Rossiya Airlines
St Petersburg International
Air Arabia Sharjah International
Air Astana Aktau, Aktobe, Almaty, Atyrau, Kostanay, Kyzylorda, Oral, Oskemen, Pavlodar, Shymkent, Taraz[3] Domestic
Air Astana Baku, Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi, Beijing–Capital, Bishkek, Dubai–International, Frankfurt, Istanbul–Atatürk, Kiev-Boryspil (resumes 1 June 2017),[4] London–Heathrow, Moscow–Sheremetyevo, Novosibirsk, Omsk, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, St Petersburg, Seoul–Incheon, Tashkent, Ürümqi, Yekaterinburg
Seasonal: Antalya,[5] Tbilisi[6]
International
Asiana Airlines Seoul–Incheon International
AtlasGlobal Seasonal: Antalya International
Austrian Airlines Seasonal: Vienna (resumes 25 March 2017)[7] International
Belavia Minsk-National International
Bek Air Aktau, Aktobe, Almaty, Atyrau, Kyzylorda, Oral, Pavlodar, Shymkent, Zhezkazgan Domestic
China Southern Airlines Ürümqi International
BH Air Seasonal charter: Burgas[8] International
Ellinair Seasonal: Thessaloniki[9] International
Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi International
flydubai Dubai–International[10] International
KLM Amsterdam International
Lufthansa Frankfurt International
Qazaq Air Almaty, Taldykorgan Domestic
SCAT Aktau, Aktobe, Almaty, Atyrau, Oral, Oskemen, Pavlodar,[11] Petropavl, Semey,[12] Shymkent, Taraz Domestic
SCAT Kazan[13] International
SkyBus Seasonal charter: Batumi[14] International
Turkish Airlines Istanbul–Atatürk International
Ukraine International Airlines Kiev–Boryspil International
Uzbekistan Airways Tashkent International
Zhetysu Taldykorgan Domestic

Cargo[edit]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b AIP Kazakhstan[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Astana Kazakh Gem". Airliner World: 64–67. March 2015. 
  3. ^ ""Эйр Астана" возобновляет рейсы между Астаной и Таразом". airastana.com. Air Astana. Retrieved 11 June 2015. 
  4. ^ Liu, Jim (31 August 2016). "Air Astana resumes Astana – Kiev route in S17". Routesonline. Retrieved 31 August 2016. 
  5. ^ http://airastana.com/Portals/2/Timetable/Summer2015.pdf
  6. ^ L, J (19 February 2015). "Air Astana Adds Seasonal Astana – Tbilisi Link June – August 2015". Airline Route. Retrieved 20 February 2015. 
  7. ^ http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/268074/austrian-suspends-astana-service-from-aug-2016/
  8. ^ http://www.inform.kz/rus/article/2885686
  9. ^ "Ταξιδιωτικό γραφείο Mouzenidis Travel". Retrieved 1 June 2015. 
  10. ^ http://www.albawaba.com/business/pr/flydubai-adds-astana-its-growing-network-734718
  11. ^ L, J (20 February 2015). "SCAT Adds New Domestic Routes in Feb 2015". Airline Route. Retrieved 20 February 2015. 
  12. ^ "Авиакомпания "SCAT" начала осуществлять авиарейсы из Астаны в Семей". Информационная служба ZAKON.KZ. 6 December 2012. Retrieved 6 December 2012. 
  13. ^ "SCAT открывает рейс из Астаны в Казань". LS — ФИНАНСОВОЕ АГЕНТСТВО. 15 June 2015. Retrieved 1 July 2015. 
  14. ^ "SkyBus International Airlines". Skybus.kz. Retrieved 30 May 2016. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Astana International Airport at Wikimedia Commons