Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport

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Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport

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Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorJSC Astana International Airport
ServesNur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
Hub for
Elevation AMSL355 m / 1,165 ft
Coordinates51°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
Websitenn-airport.kz/
Map
UACC is located in Kazakhstan
UACC
UACC
Location in Kazakhstan
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
04/22 3,500 11,483 Asphalt
Statistics (2017)
Passengers4,294,145
Sources: Airport Statistics
AIP Kazakhstan[1]

Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport; (IATA: TSE, ICAO: UACC) is an international airport in Kazakhstan located 16.7 km (10.4 mi) southeast of the capital city of Nur-Sultan.[1]

History[edit]

The first airfield of Nur-Sultan (formerly Astana) 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. The city was named Tselinograd in 1961-1992, hence the IATA code TSE.

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] Further development occurred in 2017 with a second terminal opening in time for Expo 2017 – all international flights moved to this new terminal.

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

Terminals[edit]

There are separate terminal buildings for domestic and international flights. Both terminals are adjacent, share a single car park and have a connecting corridor for transit passengers.

T1 – International Terminal[edit]

The new international terminal (labelled "T1") opened in June 2017.[3] Plans for the new terminal show 5–6 new departure gates complementing the gates in the previously existing terminal building.[4] With the new terminal open, passenger capacity should increase to 7.5 million per year.[5]

T2 – Domestic Terminal[edit]

With the opening of the new international terminal, the old terminal (now labelled "T2") is now dedicated to domestic flights.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Passenger[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Aeroflot Moscow–Sheremetyevo
Air Astana Aktau, Aktobe, Almaty, Atyrau, Baku, Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi, Beijing–Capital, Bishkek, Delhi, Dubai–International, Frankfurt, Istanbul, Kazan,[6] Kiev–Boryspil, Kostanay, Kyzylorda, London–Heathrow, Moscow–Sheremetyevo, Novosibirsk, Omsk, Oral, Oskemen, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Pavlodar, Saint Petersburg, Seoul–Incheon, Sharm El Sheikh,[7] Shymkent, Taraz, Tashkent, Tbilisi, Tyumen,[6] Ürümqi, Yekaterinburg
Seasonal: Antalya
Air China Beijing–Capital
AtlasGlobal Seasonal: Antalya
Belavia Minsk
Bek Air Aktau, Aktobe, Almaty, Atyrau, Kyzylorda, Oral, Shymkent
China Southern Airlines Ürümqi
Ellinair Seasonal: Thessaloniki
Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi
Finnair Seasonal: Helsinki (resumes 2 August 2019)[8]
FlyArystan Almaty[9]
flydubai Dubai–International
Georgian Airways Seasonal: Batumi
LOT Polish Airlines Warsaw–Chopin
Lufthansa Frankfurt
Qazaq Air Almaty, Atyrau (begins 7 July 2019),[10] Oskemen (begins 10 July 2019),[10] Pavlodar,[11] Semey, Shymkent, Taldykorgan
Rossiya Airlines Saint Petersburg
S7 Airlines Novosibirsk[12]
SCAT Airlines Aktau, Aktobe, Almaty, Atyrau, Batumi,[13] Dushanbe,[14] Kostanay,[15] Krasnodar,[16] Mineralnye Vody, Moscow-Vnukovo (begins 7 July 2019),[17] Oskemen, Pavlodar, Petropavl, Prague,[18][19] Shymkent, Taldykorgan, Taraz, Tokyo-Narita (begins 6 July 2019),[20] Ulaanbaatar,[21] Usharal,[22] Vilnius,[23] Yerevan
Seasonal: Kazan, Sochi[24]
Sunday Airlines Seasonal charter: Antalya,[25] Hurghada,[25] Phuket,[26] Sanya,[25] Sharm El Sheikh[25]
Turkish Airlines Istanbul[27]
Uzbekistan Airways Tashkent
Wizz Air Budapest
Zhetysu Taldykorgan

Cargo[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Kalitta Air Hong Kong
Turkish Airlines Cargo Istanbul–Atatürk

Statistics[edit]

Annual traffic[edit]

Annual Passenger Traffic[28]
Year Passengers % Change
2010 1,620,000 Steady
2011 1,984,000 Increase 22.5%
2012 2,303,143 Increase 16.1%
2013 2,609,431 Increase 13.3%
2014 2,960,181 Increase 13.5%
2015 3,366,560 Increase 13.7%
2016 3,440,583 Increase 02.2%
2017 4,294,145 Increase 24.8%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b AIP Kazakhstan
  2. ^ "Astana Kazakh Gem". Airliner World: 64–67. March 2015.
  3. ^ "Astana International Airport's new terminal takes the first international flight". Central Asia Aero News. Retrieved 12 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Astana International Airport Kazakhstan". Mabetex. Retrieved 11 January 2017.
  5. ^ "New passenger terminal of Astana airport with of 7.5 mln people capacity". Kazinform – International News Agency. Retrieved 11 January 2017.
  6. ^ a b Liu, Jim (28 February 2018). "Air Astana plans new Russian routes from June 2018". Routesonline. Retrieved 28 February 2018.
  7. ^ Liu, Jim (28 May 2019). "Air Astana adds Sharm el Sheikh service from June 2019". Routesonline. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  8. ^ Liu, Jim (21 June 2019). "Finnair S19 Nur-Sultan operations". Routesonline. Retrieved 21 June 2019.
  9. ^ Liu, Jim. "FlyArystan outlines initial domestic routes from May 2019". Routesonline. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  10. ^ a b "QAZAQ AIR объявляет о начале полетов по новым направлениям". www.flyqazaq.com. Qazaq Air. Retrieved 18 June 2019.
  11. ^ Liu, Jim (2 November 2017). "Qazaq Air adds Astana – Pavlodar service from Nov 2017". Routesonline. Retrieved 2 November 2017.
  12. ^ "New flight launched from Novosibirsk to Nur-Sultan – C.A.A.N". caan.asia. 13 May 2019. Retrieved 13 May 2019.
  13. ^ Liu, Jim (5 February 2019). "SCAT adds Astana – Batumi service from June 2019". Routesonline. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
  14. ^ Jim, Liu (7 December 2018). "SCAT schedules Dushanbe launch in Dec 2018". Routesonline. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  15. ^ Liu, Jim. "SCAT further expands Nur-Sultan (Astana) network from June 2019". Routesonline. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  16. ^ Liu, Jim (3 April 2018). "SCAT opens additional Astana – Russia routes in S18". Routesonline. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  17. ^ Liu, Jim (24 June 2019). "SCAT adds Nur-Sultan – Moscow service from July 2019". Routesonline. Retrieved 24 June 2019.
  18. ^ Liu, Jim (12 March 2019). "SCAT adds Astana – Prague service from June 2019". Routesonline. Retrieved 12 March 2019.
  19. ^ Šindelář, Jan (7 March 2019). "Praha bude mít přímé spojení s Kazachstánem, SCAT Airlines budou létat do Astany".
  20. ^ Liu, Jim (24 June 2019). "SCAT adds Nur-Sultan – Tokyo service from July 2019". Routesonline. Retrieved 24 June 2019.
  21. ^ Liu, Jim (4 February 2019). "SCAT plans Astana – Ulan Baatar service from June 2019". Routesonline. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  22. ^ Liu, Jim (22 May 2019). "SCAT adds Nur-Sultan – Usharal service from late-May 2019". Routesonline. Retrieved 22 May 2019.
  23. ^ Liu, Jim (12 December 2017). "SCAT adds Vilnius service from May 2018". Routesonline. Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  24. ^ Liu, Jim (28 February 2018). "SCAT adds seasonal Astana – Sochi from June 2018". Routesonline. Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  25. ^ a b c d "Timetable". www.tez-tour.com.
  26. ^ "Flights Availability". pegasys.pegast.ru. 21 March 2018.
  27. ^ Liu, Jim (26 June 2019). "Turkish Airlines expands Nur-Sultan service from July 2019". Routesonline. Retrieved 26 June 2019.
  28. ^ UACC. "Passenger Traffic Growth". www.astanaairport.kz.

External links[edit]

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