Semey Airport

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Semey Airport
Semey Airport
Airport type Public
Operator JSC "Semey International Airport"
Serves Semey
Location 10 km (6.2 mi) SW of Semey
Elevation AMSL 232 m / 761 ft
Coordinates 50°21′05″N 080°14′04″E / 50.35139°N 80.23444°E / 50.35139; 80.23444Coordinates: 50°21′05″N 080°14′04″E / 50.35139°N 80.23444°E / 50.35139; 80.23444
UASS is located in Kazakhstan
Location in Kazakhstan
Direction Length Surface
m ft
08/26 3,096 10,157 Concrete
Source: AIP Kazakhstan[1]

Semey Airport (also given as Semey) (IATA: PLX, ICAO: UASS) is an airport in Semey, Kazakhstan located 10 km (6.2 mi) south-west[1] of the city. It services large airliners. The airfield contains two groups of alert fighter pads. A 400 m (1,300 ft) overrun exists at each end of runway 08/26.

Declassified CIA documents indicated that in the late 1960s during the height of the Sino-Soviet split this airfield was a bomber staging base for Chinese targets and at times the Tupolev Tu-22 Blinder was identified here.

The Tupolev Tu-128 and MiG-31 were based here at various times.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
SCAT Almaty, Astana,[2] Oskemen, Urzhar

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b AIP Kazakhstan Archived 2013-06-16 at
  2. ^ "Авиакомпания "SCAT" начала осуществлять авиарейсы из Астаны в Семей". Информационная служба ZAKON.KZ. 6 December 2012. Retrieved 6 December 2012.