Balkhash Airport

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Balqash Airport
Аэропорт Балхаш
Airport type Public/Military
Owner/Operator JSC "National Airport Balkhash"
Serves BalqashKazakhstan
Location 6 km (3.7 mi) NE of Balkhash city
Elevation AMSL 440 m / 1,444 ft
Coordinates 46°53′38″N 075°00′19″E / 46.89389°N 75.00528°E / 46.89389; 75.00528Coordinates: 46°53′38″N 075°00′19″E / 46.89389°N 75.00528°E / 46.89389; 75.00528
UAAH is located in Kazakhstan
Location in Kazakhstan
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05/23 2,502 8,209 Concrete
Source: AIP Kazakhstan[1]

Balkhash Airport or Balqash Airport (IATA: BXH, ICAO: UAAH) is an airport 6 km (3.7 mi) north-east the city of Balqash in Kazakhstan.[1]


Balkhash Airport is classified as a national aerodrome in the latest AIP.[1] It is capable of accepting Ilyushin Il-76, Tupolev Tu-134, Tupolev Tu-154, Antonov An-8, Antonov An-12, Antonov An-24, Ilyushin Il-14, Ilyushin Il-18, Yakovlev Yak-40, Yakovlev Yak-42, and Antonov An-2 aircraft. It can also accept light aircraft and helicopters of all types.

The length of runway is 2,502 m × 40 m (8,209 ft × 131 ft). A dirt runway was also used in the past, but it is now closed.

Military aircraft are also based there. In the last few years civil aircraft rarely use this airport and the airport is mainly used by the sky diving club of city Balqash and the military.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

ZhezAir Almaty, Karaganda, Zhezkazgan


  1. ^ a b c AIP Kazakhstan Archived 2016-06-30 at the Wayback Machine.