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Almaty Airport

Almaty International Airport
Халықаралық Алматы Әуежайы
Международный Аэропорт Алматы
Airport type Civil
Owner JSC Almaty International Airport
Serves Almaty, Kazakhstan
Elevation AMSL 681 m / 2234 ft
Coordinates 43°21′07″N 077°02′26″E / 43.35194°N 77.04056°E / 43.35194; 77.04056
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05R/23L 4,397 14,427 Asphalt
05L/23R 4,500 14,764 Concrete
Statistics (2008)
Passengers 2,713,926

Almaty International Airport (Kazakh: Халықаралық Алматы Әуежайы, Russian: Международный Аэропорт Алматы) (IATA: ALA, ICAO: UAAA) is the largest international airport in Kazakhstan. It is located about 18 kilometers (11 miles) from the centre of Almaty, the country's largest city and commercial capital. Almaty airport accounts for half of passenger traffic and 68% of cargo traffic to Kazakhstan. In 2008, the airport handled 2.5 million passengers (23% growth to 2005).


The airport was built in 1935. Up to 1990 it was the part of Kazakh Department of Civil Aviation, and then reorganized into "Alma-Ata Airport" in 1991. Since 1993 it has run as an independent business unit. In 1994 it was reorganized into OJSC "Almaty Airport" and later renamed to JSC Almaty International Airport.

The supersonic transport (SST) Tupolev Tu-144 went into service on 26 December 1975, flying mail and freight between Moscow and Alma-Ata in preparation for passenger services, which commenced in November 1977. The Aeroflot flight on 1 June 1978 was the Tu-144's 55th and last scheduled passenger service.

The old Soviet-era terminal
The old Soviet-era terminal

Following a runway reconstruction in 1998, Almaty airport was awarded II category and status of an International Airport.

On 9 July 1999 a fire started in the kitchen of the airport restaurant. The whole terminal building burned down in just a few hours, fortunately without major injuries. Construction of a new terminal was completed in 2004.

Almaty Airport is a hub for the national carrier Air Astana. It is also a major Central Asian cargo hub.

On September 30, 2008 a second runway was opened with a first departure of a BMI flight bound for London Heathrow. The new runway has also been given an ICAO certificate for CAT III landings which will significantly reduce the number of planes diverting to nearby airfields due to low visibility, especially during the winter months. This runway is the longest in central Asia. The new runway can accept all types of aircraft without limitation of take-off weight and operations frequency.

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Air Arabia Sharjah
Air Astana Aktau, Aktobe, Amsterdam, Antalya, Astana, Atyrau, Baku, Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Beijing-Capital, Bishkek-Manas, Delhi, Dubai, Frankfurt, Istanbul-Atatürk, Karaganda, Kostanay, Kuala Lumpur, Kyzylorda, London-Heathrow, Moscow-Sheremetyevo, Oral, Oskemen, Pavlodar, Seoul-Incheon, Shymkent, Urumqi
airBaltic Riga
Asia Wings Kokshetau, Petropavlovsk
Asiana Airlines Seoul-Incheon
Atlasjet Antalya
Avia Traffic Company Bishkek
bmi London-Heathrow
Bulgaria Air Burgas
China Southern Airlines Urumqi
Czech Airlines Prague
Donbassaero Kiev-Boryspil
EgyptAir Cairo [ends 2 November]
Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi
Euroline Tbilisi
Hainan Airlines Beijing-Capital
Irtysh Air Karaganda, Kostanay, Kyzylorda, Pavlodar, Oskemen
Kam Air Kabul
KLM Amsterdam
Lufthansa Frankfurt
Mahan Air Tehran-Imam Khomieni
Rossiya St Petersburg
S7 Airlines Novosibirsk
SCAT Aktau, Antalya, Astana, Bodrum, Dushanbe, Kokshetau, Kostanay, Petropavl, St Petersburg, Semey, Sharm el-Sheikh, Shymkent, Taraz, Tashkent
Semeyavia Semey
Sky Airlines Antalya
Tajik Air Dushanbe
Transaero Airlines Moscow-Domodedovo
Turkish Airlines Istanbul-Atatürk
Turkmenistan Airlines Ashgabat
Ukraine International Airlines Kiev-Boryspil
Uzbekistan Airways Tashkent


Airlines Destinations
Cargolux Luxembourg
DETA Air Hong Kong
El Al Cargo Tel Aviv
KLM Cargo Amsterdam
Lufthansa Cargo Krasnoyarsk


It is planned to build a new passenger terminal for international flights with six loading bridges and capacity up to 2500 passengers per hour in the nearest future. Developed infrastructure complex consisting of: a Marriott Hotel, conference halls, business center, shopping center, cinemas will be located within the territory of this terminal. The new terminal will be located along Kuldja road that will help to reduce traffic on the way to the airport.

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General Info
Country Kazakhstan
Time UTC+6
Latitude 43.352072
43° 21' 07.46" N
Longitude 77.040508
077° 02' 25.83" E
Elevation 2234 feet
681 meters
Type Civil
Magnetic Variation 004° E (01/06)
Alternate Name ALMA ATA
Operating Hours 24 HOUR OPERATIONS
International Clearance Status Airport of Entry
Daylight Saving Time Last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October

TWR 119.4
GND 121.7
RADAR 120.8
ATIS 129.8
APP 131.6
Communications Remarks  
GCA Call Krug

ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
05/23 14427 x 147 feet
4397 x 45 meters

Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
VOR-DME ALM ALMATY 070X 112.3 2.4 NM 231.9
NDB LM ALMATY - 415 3.4 NM 050.8

Fuel Jet A1, without icing nhibitor.
Oil O-117+, 1100, O-117 plus cyclohexanone (MIL L 6082)

O-128, 1100,(Dispersant)Reciprocating Engine Oil(MIL L 22851 Type II)
Other Fluids OX, Indicates oxygen servicing when type of servicing is unknown

CAUTION Obst lctd .25 NM S of ARP 47' high. Rwy 05 ALS shortened to 720m (2362').
RSTD Acft with wingspan of 190' or more proh fr using Twy 3.

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