Airport Shymkent
Airport Shymkent

Airport Shymkent (Shymkent International Airport). Official site.

Shymkent - International Airport Shymkent (Kazakhstan). It is located in the western part of the city, at the crossroads of international air routes B30, P206, B114, B142, R482. Distance to Tashkent - 100 km to Kyzylorda - 450 km. Almaty is located 700 km from Shymkent, Bishkek - at a distance of 500 km.

The airport is classified as 1-grade and capable of receiving aircraft Tu-154, IL-76, An-124, IL-62 and lighter types.

Presumably, the capacity of the terminal is 350 passengers per hour, the terminal's area is 5,38 thousand m². The new terminal will be located next to the current one. At the current time, there is one runway with a concrete cover of 3300 m in length. In 2007, it was reconstructed with the introduction of modern landing systems. The airport was also equipped with modern meteorological equipment, which allowed to take to the facility all types of aircraft. In 2008, a government decree allocated financial resources for the construction of a new terminal. The plan provides for the construction of an object with an area of ​​5380 m², capable of serving up to 400 passengers daily.

In Shymkent airport based airline «SCAT». Also, it is operated as a base for military aircraft. Not far from the Shymkent Airport is a sports destination Sairam.

Shymkent airport belongs to the class A and is able to receive all types of aircraft.

Airlines and destinations

  • Qazaq Air - Almaty.
  • Bek Air - Astana and Almaty.
  • flyDubai - Dubai.
  • Air Astana - Astana and Almaty.
  • SCAT - direct flights to Antalya, Almaty, Istanbul, Urumqi, Astana, Aktau and Moscow.
  • "Transaero" - Moscow.


The planned reconstruction of the runway, which was completed in 2007, provides for the installation of advanced landing systems SP-90, meteorological equipment updated, so the airport can now accept all types of aviation equipment.

In 2008 the city of the republican budget for construction of the new station is allocated 6,2 billion tenge.

In 2009 120, the passenger traffic amounted to thousands. Passengers.


25.12.2012 of the year at a distance of 20 km from the Shymkent airport An-72 plane crashed, which is part of the republic’s border forces. All people aboard were killed (27 people). 

Basic data of Shymkent airport:

  • Airport country: Kazakhstan.
  • GMT time zone (summer / winter): + 6 / + 6.
  • Airport coordinates: longitude 69.48, latitude 42.36.
  • Geographical location: 12 kilometers from the center of Shymkent.
  • Number of airport terminals: 1.


Shymkent (Shymkent International Airport). Official site:

Shymkent airport photo


Airport Codes:

  • IATA airport code: CIT.
  • ICAO airport code: UAII.
  • Internal airport code: SHMT.


Contact details:

  • E. mail Airport: [email protected].
  • City airport management telephone: +77252455030.
  • The mailing address of the airport: airport, Shymkent, Kazakhstan, 160003.
  • City airport information phone: +77252455031.
  • Airport Fax: +77252455030.
  • The base airlines of the airport are airlines: SCAT (SCAT).



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