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Almaty Airport

Managed and owned by Venus Airport Investments B.V and built in 1935, Almaty International Airport is located in Kazakhstan and happens to be the largest airport in the country. Almaty Airport handles a surge of four million passengers annually and accounts for 68% of cargo traffic that enters Kazakhstan.

almaty Airport Information

Almaty International Airport Address
Mailin St 2
Almaty 050039

Enquiries Number: 7 727 270 3333

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Almaty International Airport, almaty

Almaty International Airport is the largest airport in Kazakhstan and is located in the northeast of Almaty. This state-of-the-art airport handles half of passenger traffic of Kazakhstan. It also efficiently handles 68 % of cargo traffic to Kazakhstan. The airport was previously called as Alma-Ata and was renamed as Almaty International Airport in 1994. Almaty Airport caters to the need of nearly 4 million passengers every year. The airport is busiest during night time, as the majority of flights to/from Almaty operate at night. Almaty International Airport also appeared in the list of best airports and best regional airports in Russia/CIS in 2015.

The airport majorly focuses its attention on freight and can easily accommodate two FedEx aircrafts simultaneously. Presently, flights like MNG Airlines, MY Cargo, Turkish Airlines, and MK Airlines operate cargo flights from Almaty Airport.

Terminal Trivia

Due to increase in passenger traffic, a new terminal was opened in 2004. The passenger terminal is well equipped with the latest flight information system, life support system, interior and exterior video surveillance, lost and found, and public-address system. Almaty Airport has two terminals-international and domestic. The airport also boasts of the longest runway in central Asia. The terminal sees a continuous inflow and outflow of both domestic and international flights, and can easily handle the transit of passengers. Boarding of international flights is done on the second floor of the international departure lounge. Air bridges are used for boarding and departure of passengers.

Shop, Eat, and Relax

Almaty International Airport renders many world-class services to its passengers at the terminal. You can replenish your energy at the café, bars, and fast food joints available at the passenger terminal. Also, you can shop at the duty-free shop, French House, and Souvenirs shops. Facilities like mother and child room, first aid, prayer room, newspaper and magazine kiosks, ATMs, Wi-Fi, and meeting point are available at the airport.

In the landside section of domestic departures, there is a business class waiting area, which is festooned with comfortable seats and is open 24/7. In case, you want to spend some time browsing through the shops, you can leave your luggage in the baggage room. VIP lounges at Almaty International Airport provides a comfortable space for relaxation to special category passengers. These lounges are equipped with TV, Wi-Fi, bars, perfume shops, etc.

Transport Facilities

The transport facility to/from the Almaty Airport includes bus, taxi, and car rentals. There are many bus routes that connect the airport and the city. Bus number 79, 86, 92, and 106 run between the Almaty Airport and the city. These buses also stop at Sayakhat bus station, which is near Almaty-2 railway station.

You can also get a taxi to/from the airport. Usually, there is no taxi meter inside the taxi, and you need to agree on a fixed fare beforehand. There are several websites that offer taxi services or you can make a taxi reservation through TaxiTender, which is an online booking platform. There are also many car rental service providers like Europcar and local providers, who offer cars according to your need.

Are you looking for a place to stay?

Plenty of hotels are available near Almaty Airport. If you are looking for a 5-star hotel, then your choices include The Ritz-Carlton, Dostyk Hotel, Rixos Almaty, InterContinental Almaty Hotel, Rahat Palace Hotel, and Royal Tulip. More economical choices of the hotel include Royal Park Hotel, Saraichik Hotel, Resident Hotel Almaty, Renion Hotel, Aksunkar Hotel, and Almaty Grand Erbil Hotel. You can either walk-in at the hotels or simply book online through various websites.

Explore Almaty!

Almaty city boasts of spectacular sightseeing places. Here, you can explore places like Panfilov Park, Kok-Tobe Cable Car, St. Nicholas Cathedral, Monument to Independence, Zenkov Cathedral, Central Mosque, and Big Almaty Lake. Explore Zelyony Bazaar and Barakholka market, where you can buy dried kiwi and several other dry fruits and fruits.


Q. What are the most popular airlines that operate from Almaty Airport?
A. Air Astana, SCAT Airlines, and Bek Air are the most popular airlines that operate from Almaty Airport.

Q. Which are the cheap flights that operate from Almaty Airport?
A. The cheapest airlines that operate from Almaty Airport are Air Astana, S7 Airlines, and KLM.

Q. What is the airport code for Almaty Airport?
A. The airport code for Almaty Airport is ALA.

Q. Which is the most frequent international route from Almaty Airport?
A. Almaty to London is one of the most frequent international routes from Almaty Airport.

Q. Which is the first flight from Almaty Airport?
A. The first flight from Almaty Airport is SCAT DV461, which takes off from the airport at 00:25 AM to Sanya.

Q. Which is the last flight from Almaty Airport?
A. The last flight from Almaty Airport is Bek Air Z92115, which takes off from the airport at 11:25 PM to Shymkent.

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