Astana International Airport

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Astana International Airport
Халықаралық Астана Әуежайы
Международный аэропорт Астана
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
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]


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]


Airlines Destinations Sector
Aeroflot Moscow–Sheremetyevo International
operated by Rossiya Airlines
Saint 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, London–Heathrow, Moscow–Sheremetyevo, Novosibirsk, Omsk, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Saint Petersburg, Seoul–Incheon, Tashkent, Ürümqi, Yekaterinburg
Seasonal: Antalya,[4] Tbilisi[5]
Asiana Airlines Seoul–Incheon International
AtlasGlobal Seasonal: Antalya International
Austrian Airlines Seasonal: Vienna (ends 31 July 2016, resumes 25 March 2017)[6] 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[7] International
Ellinair Seasonal: Thessaloniki[8] International
Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi International
flydubai Dubai–International[9] International
KLM Amsterdam International
Lufthansa Frankfurt International
Qazaq Air Almaty, Taldykorgan Domestic
SCAT Aktau, Aktobe, Almaty, Atyrau, Oral, Oskemen, Pavlodar,[10] Petropavl, Semey,[11] Shymkent, Taraz Domestic
SCAT Kazan[12] International
SkyBus Seasonal charter: Batumi[13] International
Turkish Airlines Istanbul–Atatürk International
Ukraine International Airlines Kiev–Boryspil International
Uzbekistan Airways Tashkent International
Zhetysu Taldykorgan Domestic


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

See also[edit]


External links[edit]

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