Karaganda Airport
Karaganda Airport

Airport Karaganda (Karaganda International Airport). Official site.


Karaganda airport was founded in 1934, the decision of the Government of the Soviet Union in order to ensure communication with distant from the center of the country auls. The first flights took place here by plane-2, while one aircraft could take on board to passengers or 2 200 kg address. Passenger service to Almaty starts with the story of 1937 years. Then the flight is operated aircraft PS-9. The relocation of the airport to the area of ​​the New Town dates back to the year 1944, 1954 city and it began to build office space. Runway with artificial covering was built here in the city of 1959

With 1980 city began construction of a new airport, which includes a modern runway capable of at the present time to make all kinds of aircraft and airport terminal. WFP has managed to build a record quickly, and has already 4.10.1980 of IL-62 held at the new airport technical landing. From this time begins active operation of the airport grounds planes Tu-154, which linked the Karaganda to major cities of the USSR. Karaganda airport operates regular flights to Baku, Omsk, Sochi, Novosibirsk, Kiev, Almaty, Leningrad and Moscow, as well as in other areas.

After the formation of the new year in 1991 state of Kazakhstan to the organization of air traffic have been put forward new requirements emanating from international treaties and agreements.

If in the Soviet period, followed by the majority of flights to Moscow, according to the new requirements, such a policy would be unable to meet the needs of the people of Kazakhstan in air transport. Airport "Sary-Arka" in 1992 has received the provisional status of the International Airport. It was the beginning of international routes from Karaganda.

The priority directions of foreign steel German cities (Nuremberg, Stuttgart, Dusseldorf, Cologne, Hanover, Frankfurt), Sharjah (UAE), Istanbul (Turkey). Also there were flights to Thailand, Iran, Syria, Pakistan and Poland. In addition to international destinations, there is still air links with cities of Kazakhstan and CIS countries.

After a series of papers in 2002, it was put into operation a new terminal building area of ​​30 thousand square meters. At the airport it operates a runway, a width of 60 m, and the length - 3300 m. It is able to receive aircraft Tu-204, IL-86-747 and Boeing.

The current state of the international airport in Karaganda

While changes in the geography of flights continued to be engaged in the construction of the airport, 5.09.1996 of the official opening of the new terminal complex Sary-Arka.

Today, Sary-Arka Airport is a modern airport complex and has high operational and technical characteristics that meet international standards. The terminal has great prospects for development. The facility operates 24 hours a day, and the work of customs, border and sanitary and quarantine control is established here. Passengers can use the convenient waiting room, luggage storage, medical center services, room for mothers and children, as well as visit the prayer room, express bar or restaurant. In the terminal there are CIP- and VIP-halls. The territory of the terminal is equipped with modern video surveillance systems, as well as inspection equipment, allowing you to thoroughly inspect the passengers and their luggage. From the airport they carry out regular passenger transportation to the cities of Kazakhstan, the country of near and far abroad. The operators are the following airlines: Domodedovo Airlines, Transaero, Russia (Russian Federation), Air Astana (Kazakhstan) and others. 

Basic data of Karaganda airport:

  • Airport country: Kazakhstan.
  • GMT time zone (summer / winter): + 6 / + 6.
  • Airport coordinates: longitude 73.33, latitude 49.67.
  • Geographical location: 20 km north-west of the city of Karaganda.
  • Number of airport terminals: 1.


Karaganda (Karaganda International Airport). Official site: www.karagandy.aero

Karaganda (Karaganda International Airport). Official site.

Airport Codes:

  • IATA airport code: KGF.
  • ICAO airport code: UAKK.
  • Internal airport code: KGD.


Contact details:

  • The base airlines of the airport are airlines: ZhezkazganAir (Zhezkazgan-Air)
  • The mailing address of the airport: PO Box 38, Karaganda, Kazakhstan, 100000.
  • City airport management telephone: +77212428542.
  • City airport information phone: +77212428509.
  • Airport Fax: +77212745570.



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