Atyrau Airport

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Atyrau International Airport
Атырау халықаралық әуежайы
Международный аэропорт Атырау
Atyrau Airport.JPG
Operator "ATMA - Atyrau International Airport"
Serves Atyrau
Location 8 km NW of Atyrau Railway Station, Kazakhstan
Hub for
Elevation AMSL -22 m / −72 ft
Coordinates 47°07′19″N 051°49′17″E / 47.12194°N 51.82139°E / 47.12194; 51.82139Coordinates: 47°07′19″N 051°49′17″E / 47.12194°N 51.82139°E / 47.12194; 51.82139
UATG is located in Kazakhstan
Direction Length Surface
m ft
14/32 3,000 9,843 Asphalt/Concrete
Source: AIP Kazakhstan[1]

ATMA Atyrau Airport (Kazakh: Атырау халықаралық әуежайы, Russian: Международный аэропорт Атырау) (IATA: GUWICAO: UATG) is an airport located 8 km (5.0 mi) northwest of Atyrau, Kazakhstan.[1]


ATMA Atyrau airport
ATMA Atyrau Airport Terminal as seen from a plane. There are four doors – from left to right: Domestic arrivals, domestic departures, international departures and international arrivals. All passengers are delivered by buses
Air Astana Airways, Airbus 320 at Atyrau Airport, 2015

ATMA obtained the operational rights of ATMA Atyrau Airport when the airport was privatized as a build and operate model in 1994. ATMA is a joint company between Mağdenli Yer Hizmetleri and Atyrau Regional Administration with both parties having a 50% share. It is the only airport in Atyrau and one of the thirteen international airports in Kazakhstan.

The region is crucial for Kazakhstan's economy as it is very close to oil exploration sites and platforms on the Caspian Sea. The city is the base town for many oil and construction companies.

In 2007 ATMA completed the construction of the new terminal building and a new longer runway. Enclosing a total area of 2,000 m2 (22,000 sq ft), the new terminal can serve 600 passengers per hour. Passengers can also benefit from the modernized CIP and VIP lounges. There is Wi-Fi internet access all over the terminal including CIP and VIP lounges. As a result of the renovation project, conveyor belt system is installed in both international and domestic arrival terminals and computerized check in banks became operational for easier passenger ticket processing. Boarding is done by transporting passengers by bus from the terminal to the plane.

It is the lowest commercial airport in the world at 22 m (72 ft) below sea level.

Airlines and destinations[edit]


Airlines Destinations
Aeroflot Moscow-Sheremetyevo[2]
Air Astana Aktau, Almaty, Amsterdam, Astana, Istanbul-Atatürk, Moscow-Sheremetyevo[3]
Bek Air Almaty, Oral
SCAT Aktau, Almaty, Astana, Kokshetau,[4] Mineralnye Vody
Qazaq Air Aktobe


Airlines Destinations
Coyne Airways Oral
Silk Way Airlines Aktau, Baku

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b AIP Kazakhstan
  2. ^ L, J (26 October 2015). "AEROFLOT Assumes Transaero Kazakhstan Operation from late-Oct 2015". Airline Route. Retrieved 26 October 2015. 
  3. ^ "Эйр Астана. Новый рейс Атырау-Москва-Атырау". International Travel plus. 1 February 2013. Retrieved 4 February 2013. 
  4. ^ L, J (20 February 2015). "SCAT Adds New Domestic Routes in Feb 2015". Airline Route. Retrieved 20 February 2015. 

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