Shymkent International Airport

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Shymkent International Airport
Халықаралық Шымкент Әуежайы
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An Air Astana Fokker 50 parked at the airport
Airport type Public
Operator JSC "Shymkent International Airport"
Serves Shymkent
Location 12.6 km (7.8 mi) NW of Shymkent Railway Station, Kazakhstan
Hub for
Elevation AMSL 422 m / 1,385 ft
Coordinates 42°21′54″N 069°28′34″E / 42.36500°N 69.47611°E / 42.36500; 69.47611Coordinates: 42°21′54″N 069°28′34″E / 42.36500°N 69.47611°E / 42.36500; 69.47611
UAII is located in Kazakhstan
Location in Kazakhstan
Direction Length Surface
m ft
10/28 3,300 10,827 Reinforced Concrete
10/28 2,300 7,546 Dirt
06/24 410 1,345 Dirt
Source: AIP Kazakhstan[1]

Shymkent International Airport (Kazakh: Халықаралық Шымкент Әуежайы, Xalıqaralıq Şımkent Äwejayı, حالىقارالىق شىمكەنت أۋەجايى; Russian: Международный Аэропорт Шымкент) (IATA: CITICAO: UAII) is an airport serving Shymkent in South Kazakhstan Province, Kazakhstan.

In 2004, the airport handled 97,000 passengers.


The basis for the airport was an agricultural airbase built in 1932. From 1933 it started handling passengers and cargo traffic. In 1963 Shymkent airport was relocated to its current location; construction of both the runway and the passenger terminal were finished in 1967. In 2014, passenger traffic reached 440,000 passengers.

After a protocol signed in November 2012 by the governments of Kazakhstan and France, French forces withdrawing from Afghanistan received authorisation to use Shymkent Airport. Military hardware arriving on French aircraft will then be transported by rail to Europe. France has to fund the creation of the infrastructure necessary for the temporary bond storage and the area needed for higher customs control to ensure the trans-shipment operations in Shymkent Airport. It will also finance the acquisition or the rent of loading vehicles to accelerate wagon loading, construction of 400 m (1,300 ft)[clarification needed] of hard surface road, protection of freight in temporary storage and en route on Kazakhstan's railroad.[2]

Airlines and destinations[edit]


Airlines Destinations
Aeroflot Moscow-Sheremetyevo[3]
Air Astana Almaty, Astana
AtlasGlobal Istanbul-Atatürk
Bek Air Aktau, Almaty, Astana
flydubai Dubai-International[4]
Qazaq Air Astana (begins 26 March 2017), Aktobe, Almaty, Pavlodar
S7 Airlines Novosibirsk[5]
SCAT Airlines Aktau, Almaty, Astana, Khujand, Moscow-Domodedovo
SkyBus Seasonal charter: Batumi[6]


Airlines Destinations
Atlas Air Reykjavík

See also[edit]


  1. ^ AIP Kazakhstan
  2. ^ "French Forces Withdrawing from Afghanistan Authorized to Land in Kazakhstan". The Gazette of Central Asia. Satrapia. 30 December 2012. 
  3. ^ L, J (26 October 2015). "AEROFLOT Assumes Transaero Kazakhstan Operation from late-Oct 2015". Airline Route. Retrieved 26 October 2015. 
  4. ^ L, J (21 July 2014). "flydubai to Start Kazakhstan Service from mid-Sep 2014". Airline Route. Retrieved 21 July 2014. 
  5. ^ "S7 Airlines открывает новый рейс в Казахстан". S7 Airlines. Retrieved 18 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "SkyBus International Airlines". Retrieved 30 May 2016. 

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