Astana International Airport

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Astana Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport
Нұрсұлтан Назарбаев Атындағы Халықаралық Астана Әуежайы
Nursultan Nazarbaev Atyndaǵy Halyqaralyq Astana Áýejaıy
Международный аэропорт Астана-Нурсултан Назарбаев
Astana Airport logo.png
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
Location 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 Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport (Kazakh: Nursultan Nazarbaev atyndag'y halyqaralyq Astana a'y'ejai'y; Нұрсұлтан Назарбаев Атындағы Халықаралық Астана Әуежайы); Russian: Международный Аэропорт Астана-Нурсултан Назарбаев) (IATA: TSEICAO: UACC) is an international airport in Kazakhstan located 16.7 km (10.4 mi) southeast of the capital city of 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] 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.


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 complimenting 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]


Airlines Destinations
Aeroflot Moscow–Sheremetyevo
operated by Rossiya Airlines
St Petersburg
Air Arabia Sharjah
Air Astana Aktau, Aktobe, Almaty, Atyrau, Baku, Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi, Beijing–Capital, Bishkek, Delhi,[6] Dubai–International, Frankfurt, Istanbul–Atatürk, Kazan (begins 3 June 2018),[7] Kiev-Boryspil, Kostanay, Kyzylorda, London–Heathrow, Moscow–Sheremetyevo, Novosibirsk, Omsk, Oral, Oskemen, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Pavlodar, Seoul–Incheon, Shymkent, St Petersburg, Taraz, Tashkent, Tbilisi, Tyumen (begins 6 June 2018),[7] Ürümqi, Yekaterinburg
Seasonal: Antalya
Air China Beijing–Capital
AtlasGlobal Istanbul-Atatürk
Seasonal: Antalya
Belavia Minsk
Bek Air Aktau, Aktobe, Almaty, Atyrau, Kyzylorda, Oral, Shymkent
China Southern Airlines Ürümqi
BH Air Seasonal charter: Burgas
Ellinair Seasonal: Thessaloniki
Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi
Finnair Seasonal: Helsinki[8]
flydubai Dubai–International
Georgian Airways Tbilisi
LOT Polish Airlines Warsaw–Chopin
Lufthansa Frankfurt
Qazaq Air Almaty, Pavlodar,[9] Semey, Shymkent, Taldykorgan
SCAT Airlines Aktau, Aktobe, Almaty, Atyrau, Kazan, Mineralnye Vody, Moscow-Zhukovsky, Oral, Oskemen, Pavlodar, Petropavl, Semey, Shymkent, Taldykorgan, Taraz, Vilnius (begins 27 May 2018),[10] Yerevan
SkyBus Seasonal charter: Batumi
Turkish Airlines Istanbul–Atatürk
Ukraine International Airlines Kiev–Boryspil
Uzbekistan Airways Tashkent
Wizz Air Budapest
Zhetysu Taldykorgan


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. ^ "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. ^ "Air Astana adds Astana – Delhi from July 2017". Routesonline. Retrieved 8 June 2017. 
  7. ^ a b Liu, Jim (28 February 2018). "Air Astana plans new Russian routes from June 2018". Routesonline. Retrieved 28 February 2018. 
  8. ^ "Finnair". 3 November 2016. 
  9. ^ Liu, Jim (2 November 2017). "Qazaq Air adds Astana – Pavlodar service from Nov 2017". Routesonline. Retrieved 2 November 2017. 
  10. ^ Liu, Jim (12 December 2017). "SCAT adds Vilnius service from May 2018". Routesonline. Retrieved 12 December 2017. 

External links[edit]

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