Almaty Airport
Almaty Airport

Airport Almaty (Almaty International Airport). Official site.


Almaty Airport is based in 1935 year. Until 1990, he is a part of the Kazakh Civil Aviation Authority. In April 1991 years was reorganized Airport "Alma-Ata Airport". With 1993, the airport began operating as an independent unit. At the present time, the structure is called JSC "Almaty International Airport".

In 2000 the city began a collaboration with airline EL-AL, which at that time served 2 cargo flight on the aircraft "Boeing-747». Gradually, considering the advantageous geopolitical position the airport and increase its technical level, the company increased the number of flights.

With 2002 at the airport of Almaty began to carry out practical work with the use of liquid nitrogen for dispelling fog. The technology involves cooling the temperature to values ​​that provoke crystallization of moisture in the fog, and the rapid decrease in temperature.

In 2003 the partners Almaty airport became known airline KLM, conducting passenger and freight transportation. Regular cargo flights of this carrier was at six times a week.

At the end of the year 2003 signed a contract with another known carrier FedEx, has conducted with the regularity of flights four times a week. With 2005, the carrier FedEx increased its number of flights to 50 month.
The Almaty airport is based both 2 cargo aircraft company FedEx. From one ship to another resets the cargo. This helps us to save resources and perform aircraft fast delivery of goods from one place to another.
With 2004, the airport became a technique to maintain an air of Asiana and Lufthansa Cargo. Also this year, its partners are the largest Russian airline cargo carriers, "Antonov Airlines" and "Volga-Dnepr".

December 2004 year marked the opening of the new terminal. It is equipped with modern monitoring systems and life support systems, building management system, an information system about the ongoing flight of outdoor and indoor surveillance, search of luggage and passengers and alert others.

Since January 2005, the services of the airport began to use American Airlines Atlas and Polar Air Cargo, conducting regular flights through Shanghai-Amsterdam Almaty with a frequency of up to 7 once a week.

In February, the airport became 2005 serves Italian airline Ocean Airlines. This airline flies only aircraft Boeing 747-200 with Brescia in Brescia in Hong Kong and Shanghai through Almaty 4 times a week there and back.

At the end of 2005 it started cooperation with Cargolux, flying from Hong Kong to Luxembourg via Baku and Almaty three times a week.
In June 2005, the airline entered into cooperation with China Easter Airlines, conducting flights on Boeing 747-200 routes Shenzhen-Luxembourg via Almaty back and forth four times a week.

In June 2006, the Government of Kazakhstan and by FedEx signed an agreement to provide the company's seven "freedoms of the air". At the same time the airline Malaysia Airlines began to carry out regular flights to Kuala Lumpur via Shanghai and Almaty to Amsterdam 4 times a week.

On a business terminal

In June 2007, the business terminal was activated. After the restoration works the building received architectural and historical significance, a unique architectural monument was restored. The restoration work was controlled by an Italian architect, whose efforts were spent to achieve a unique atmosphere of comfort and comfort. The business terminal serves passengers on charter flights. The halls of this terminal offer a variety of business services: the ability to hold press conferences, negotiations. Also, passengers get access to the services of a network of duty-free shops Duty Free with a rich assortment of bars.

The current state of airport

At the present time the company MK Airlines, MY Cargo, MNG Airlines, Turkish Airlines carried cargo flights in Almaty with the commercial rights.
As a result of negotiations in 2007, Almaty International Airport receives aircraft from another world-famous American airline, UPS. Representatives of the Chinese airline Yangtze River Express are also highly interested in the airport's services. 

Basic data of Almaty airport:

  • Airport country: Kazakhstan.
  • The largest international airport in Kazakhstan.
  • GMT time zone (summer / winter): + 6 / + 6.
  • Airport coordinates: longitude 77.04, latitude 43.35.
  • Geographical location: 18 kilometers from the center of Almaty.


Almaty (Almaty International Airport). Official site:

Almaty (Almaty International Airport). Official site.


Airport Codes:

  • IATA airport code: ALA.
  • ICAO airport code: UAAA.
  • Internal airport code: ALA.


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