Aktau Airport

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Aktau International Airport

Halyqaralyq Aqtaý Áýejaıy
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorJSC "Aktau International Airport"
ServesAktau
LocationAktau, Kazakhstan
Opened1983; 37 years ago (1983)
Focus city for
Time zoneAQTT (UTC+05:00)
Elevation AMSL22 m / 72 ft
Coordinates43°51′36″N 051°05′31″E / 43.86000°N 51.09194°E / 43.86000; 51.09194Coordinates: 43°51′36″N 051°05′31″E / 43.86000°N 51.09194°E / 43.86000; 51.09194
Websitewww.aktau-airport.kz
Map
SCO/UATE is located in Kazakhstan
SCO/UATE
SCO/UATE
Location in Kazakhstan
SCO/UATE is located in West and Central Asia
SCO/UATE
SCO/UATE
SCO/UATE (West and Central Asia)
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
12/30 3,052 10,013 Asphalt
Statistics (2018)
Passengers1,023,900
Source: AIP Kazakhstan[1]

Aktau International Airport (IATA: SCO, ICAO: UATE) (Kazakh: Halyqaralyq Aqtaý Áýejaıy) is an international airport in Mangystau Region, Kazakhstan. It is the primary international airport serving Aktau. The airport is the eighth-busiest international air passenger gateway into Central Asia, the 50th-busiest airport in the Post-Soviet states, the third-busiest airport in Kazakhstan.

Aktau International Airport is located 21 km (13 mi) northwest of the city of Aktau. The airport features one passenger terminal and one runway. It serves as a focus city for SCAT Airlines.

The facility opened in 1983 as Shevchenko-Central and after the collapse of the Soviet Union is commonly known as Aktau Airport.

Overview[edit]

In November 1996 the joint stock company Aktau International Airport was established. The development of the oil industry in the Caspian region required an increase in freight volumes and a rapid delivery of necessary equipment for the oil industry. This, in turn, led to the need for reconstruction of the airfield and an increase in passenger capacity at the terminal.

Usage[edit]

With 1 million passengers passing through in 2018, the airport was the third busiest in Kazakhstan, after Almaty Airport and Astana Airport, and was the 50th-busiest airport in the Post-Soviet states.

Operations[edit]

Aktau International Airport is used by 6 airlines flying to 14 destinations in 4 countries. The airport is the primary hub of SCAT Airlines. It has one passenger terminal. In 2018, it served 1 023 900 passengers, making it the third-busiest airport in Kazakhstan. The busiest single destination in passenger numbers is Atyrau. It has one runway designated 12/40 with an asphalt/concrete surface measuring 3,050 m × 60 m (10,007 ft × 197 ft). The airport is able to accommodate jets the size of the AN-124, Boeing 747, Il-76 and lighter, as well as helicopters of all types. However, smaller jets like the Airbus A319, Boeing 737 and CRJ-200 are more commonly seen there.

In 2007 the airport was given a concession period of 30 years to the ATM Group. The contract includes construction of a new passenger terminal. The new terminal was completed in 2009. The capacity was 450 passengers per hour and the total area of 13,400 m2 (144,000 sq ft), including the area occupied by the VIP and CIP halls.

The terminal is equipped with electronic and electromechanical systems. These include passenger telescopic ladders, racks of electronic registration, HVAC (heating and cooling system), FIDS (Alert System departures on the electronic scoreboard), X-ray scanners, CCTV, lifts and escalators.

SCAT Airlines is based in Aktau and operates flights to Baku, Tbilisi, Moscow and various other Russian cities. Air Astana operates daily flights to Atyrau, Almaty and Nur-Sultan. There are also flights operated by Aeroflot to Moscow.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Passenger[edit]

The following airlines operate regular scheduled and charter services to and from Aktau:[2]

AirlinesDestinationsRefs
Aeroflot Moscow–Sheremetyevo [3]
Air Astana Almaty, Atyrau, Nur-Sultan [4]
Air Astana
operated by FlyArystan
Karagandy (begins 20 April 2020)[5] [6]
Bek Air Almaty, Nur-Sultan, Oral, Shymkent (all flights suspended) [7]
Belavia Seasonal: Minsk (begins 2 June 2020)[8] [9]
Qazaq Air Atyrau [10]
SCAT Airlines Aktobe, Almaty, Astrakhan, Atyrau, Baku, Istanbul, Kokshetau, Krasnodar, Makhachkala, Mineralnye Vody, Moscow–Vnukovo, Oral, Shymkent, Tbilisi
Seasonal: Batumi
[11]
SCAT Airlines
operated by Sunday Airlines
Seasonal charter: Antalya, Sharm El Sheikh

Cargo[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Coyne Airways Tbilisi
Silk Way AirlinesAtyrau, Baku

Statistics[edit]

Passenger figures[edit]

Year Passengers Change on previous year Aktau International Airport Passenger Totals
2008 474,000[12] Increase024.9 %
2009 450,000[13] Decrease0 5,1 %
2010 585,000[14] Increase0 30%
2011 623,000[15] Increase0 6,5 %
2012 708,143[16] Increase0 13,7 %
2013 776,431[17] Increase0 9,6 %
2014 813,746[18] Increase0 4,8 %
2015 845,710[19] Increase0 3,9 %
2016 865,774[20] Increase0 2,4 %
2017 1,072,400[21] Increase0 23,9 %
2018 1,023,900[22] Decrease0 4,5 %
Source: Statistics[23]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ AIP Kazakhstan
  2. ^ "Aktau International Airport Flight Schedule". Retrieved 23 November 2019.
  3. ^ "Online timetable". Aeroflot. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Online timetable". Air Astana. Retrieved 25 November 2019.
  5. ^ "FlyArystan открывает новые рейсы из Караганды по восьми направлениям". Informburo. Retrieved 28 February 2020.
  6. ^ "Online Timetable". FlyArystan. Retrieved 25 November 2019.
  7. ^ Kaminski-Morrow, David. "Bek Air grounded after fatal Fokker 100 accident at Almaty". FlightGlobal. Retrieved 30 December 2019.
  8. ^ Liu, Jim. "Belavia S20 Kazakhstan network additions". Routesonline. Retrieved 8 January 2020.
  9. ^ "Online Timetable". Belavia. Retrieved 25 November 2019.
  10. ^ "Online Timetable". Qazaq Air. Retrieved 25 November 2019.
  11. ^ "Flight Schedule". SCAT Airlines. Retrieved 25 November 2019.
  12. ^ http://www.kase.kz/files/emitters/ARAL/aralp_2016_rus.pdf Количество обслуженных пассажиров в аэропортах Республики Казахстан за 2015-2016 гг.стр 39
  13. ^ http://www.kase.kz/files/emitters/ARAL/aralp_2016_rus.pdf Количество обслуженных пассажиров в аэропортах Республики Казахстан за 2015-2016 гг.стр 39
  14. ^ http://www.kase.kz/files/emitters/ARAL/aralp_2016_rus.pdf Количество обслуженных пассажиров в аэропортах Республики Казахстан за 2015-2016 гг.стр 39
  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
  16. ^ http://www.kase.kz/files/emitters/ARAL/aralp_2016_rus.pdf Количество обслуженных пассажиров в аэропортах Республики Казахстан за 2015—2016 гг.стр 39
  17. ^ http://www.kase.kz/files/emitters/ARAL/aralp_2016_rus.pdf Количество обслуженных пассажиров в аэропортах Республики Казахстан за 2015—2016 гг.стр 39
  18. ^ http://www.kase.kz/files/emitters/ARAL/aralp_2016_rus.pdf Количество обслуженных пассажиров в аэропортах Республики Казахстан за 2015—2016 гг.стр 39
  19. ^ http://www.kase.kz/files/emitters/ARAL/aralp_2016_rus.pdf Количество обслуженных пассажиров в аэропортах Республики Казахстан за 2015—2016 гг.стр 39
  20. ^ http://www.kase.kz/files/emitters/ARAL/aralp_2016_rus.pdf Количество обслуженных пассажиров в аэропортах Республики Казахстан за 2015—2016 гг.стр 39
  21. ^ http://www.kase.kz/files/emitters/ARAL/aralp_2016_rus.pdf Количество обслуженных пассажиров в аэропортах Республики Казахстан за 2015—2016 гг.стр 39
  22. ^ http://www.kase.kz/files/emitters/ARAL/aralp_2016_rus.pdf Количество обслуженных пассажиров в аэропортах Республики Казахстан за 2015—2016 гг.стр 39
  23. ^ http://www.kase.kz/files/emitters/ARAL/aralp_2016_rus.pdf Количество обслуженных пассажиров в аэропортах Республики Казахстан за 2015—2016 гг.стр 39