Kokshetau Airport

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Kokshetau International Airport

Халықаралық Көкшетау Әуежайы
Summary
Airport typePublic
ServesKokshetau
LocationAkmola Region, Kazakhstan
Opened1931; 88 years ago (1931)
Hub for
Time zoneALMT (UTC+06:00)
Elevation AMSL274 m / 899 ft
Coordinates53°19′48″N 069°35′48″E / 53.33000°N 69.59667°E / 53.33000; 69.59667Coordinates: 53°19′48″N 069°35′48″E / 53.33000°N 69.59667°E / 53.33000; 69.59667
Map
KOV is located in Kazakhstan
KOV
KOV
Location in Kazakhstan
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
02/20 2,850 9,350 Asphalt/Concrete
Statistics (2018)
Passengers21,427
Passenger change 17–18Decrease2.3%
Source: AIP Kazakhstan[1]

Kokshetau International Airport (IATA: KOV, ICAO: UACK) (Kazakh: Халықаралық Көкшетау Әуежайы) is an international airport in Akmola Region, Kazakhstan. It is the primary international airport serving Kokshetau, and also the nearest airport to the Burabay National Park.

The airport is located 12.5 km (7.8 mi) north-east[1] from the centre of Kokshetau, the administrative center of the Akmola Region in northern Kazakhstan. In 2018, Kokshetau Airport was Kazakhstan's seventeenth-busiest airport by passenger traffic, with 21,427 passengers handled.

The airport features one fully reconstructed passenger terminal and one runway.[2] The airport is served year-round by SCAT Airlines and on a seasonal basis by IrAero, and was formerly a hub for Air Kokshetau.

The facility opened in 1931; 88 years ago (1931) as Kokchetav-Trofimovka Airport and was commonly known as Kokchetav Airport.

History[edit]

Construction and early operations[edit]

  • 1931: The facility opened in 1931; 88 years ago (1931) and was formerly known as Kokchetav-Trofimovka Airport.
  • 2004: Aero Flight adds seasonal flights to Frankfurt between June and August.[3]

2010s[edit]

  • 2010: Reconstruction of passenger terminal and runway began.
  • October 21, 2013: New passenger terminal opens to passengers

Operations[edit]

Facilities[edit]

Kokshetau Airport is used by 2 airlines flying to 3 destinations in 2 countries. The airport was the primary hub of Air Kokshetau. It has one passenger terminal. In 2018, it served 21,427 passengers, a decrease of 2.3% compared to 2017, making it the seventeenth-busiest airport in Kazakhstan. The busiest single destination in passenger numbers is Almaty. The airport resides at an elevation of 270 m (886 ft) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 02/20 with an asphalt/concrete surface measuring 2,850 m × 45 m (9,350 ft × 148 ft). The airport is able to accommodate jets the size of the Il-76, Boeing 747. However, smaller jets like the Airbus A319, Boeing 737 and CRJ-200 are more commonly seen there.[8]

Terminal[edit]

Passenger terminal buildings
International Passenger Terminal
Opened October 21, 2013; 6 years ago (2013-10-21)
Floor area 8,551.6 square metres (92,049 sq ft)
Handling capacity 200 passengers per hour
Parking bays 2 (aerobridge)
2 (remote)

New passenger terminal opened on October 21, 2013; 6 years ago (2013-10-21), with an area measuring 8,552 square metres (92,050 sq ft). The terminal building has undergone comprehensive renovation since its original construction. The project’s implementation has been started in 2010. 8,3 billion tenge was allocated from the national budget to the financing of the project.

The passenger terminal is equipped with a gallery landing with two air bridges and has a capacity of 200 passengers per hour.[9]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Passenger[edit]

The following airlines operate regular scheduled services to and from Kokshetau:[10]

Airlines Destinations Refs Aircraft type
Kazakhstan SCAT[11] Aktau Thu, Sat CRJ-200
Kazakhstan SCAT[12] Almaty Fri, Sun CRJ-200
Russia IrAero[13] Moscow-Zhukovsky a Sun SSJ-100

Notes[edit]

^a IrAero flies from Kokshetau to Moscow as IO682 on a seasonal basis.[14]

Statistics[edit]

Annual traffic[edit]

In 2018, it served 21,427 passengers, a decrease of 2.3% compared to 2017, making it the seventeenth-busiest airport in Kazakhstan. Due to the low passenger capacity in the region, the airport could not be continuously operated at a profit.

Annual passenger traffic:
Year 2015 2016 2017 2018
Passengers 17 497 14 213 22 016 21 427[15]

Access[edit]

Public transport[edit]

Public buses run from the airport (just outside the airport) to the city center and vice versa. Travelers can also hire a taxi.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b AIP Kazakhstan Archived 2013-06-16 at Archive.today
  2. ^ "Kokshetau airport will accept Airbus and Embraer after reconstruction". Retrieved 26 November 2019.
  3. ^ "Transaero Boosts Flights Between Russia and Kazakhstan". Retrieved 27 November 2019.
  4. ^ "Transaero Boosts Flights Between Russia and Kazakhstan". Retrieved 27 November 2019.
  5. ^ "S7 Airlines S17 new routes as of 06MAR17". Retrieved 27 November 2019.
  6. ^ "IrAero adds Kazakhstan routes from Moscow Zhukovsky from late-May 2019". Retrieved 27 November 2019.
  7. ^ "KOKSHETAU AIRPORT TO RESUME INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS". Retrieved 26 November 2019.
  8. ^ "Kokshetau airport will accept Airbus and Embraer after reconstruction". Retrieved 26 November 2019.
  9. ^ "Kokshetau airport will accept Airbus and Embraer after reconstruction". Retrieved 26 November 2019.
  10. ^ "Kokshetau International Airport Flight Schedule". Retrieved 23 November 2019.
  11. ^ "SCAT - Расписание рейсов". Retrieved 29 August 2019.
  12. ^ "SCAT - Расписание рейсов". Retrieved 29 August 2019.
  13. ^ "ИрАэро - Расписание рейсов". Retrieved 29 August 2019.
  14. ^ L, J (26 November 2019). "IrAero adds Kazakhstan routes from Moscow Zhukovsky from late-May 2019". CAPA.
  15. ^ http://www.kase.kz/files/emitters/ARAL/aralp_2016_rus.pdf Количество обслуженных пассажиров в аэропортах Республики Казахстан за 2015-2016 гг.стр 39

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