ALA Almaty Airport Info & Guide
Where is Almaty Airport?
Almaty is Kazakhstan's largest city and former capital (Astana became the capital in 1997). Situated in a mountainous area in the foothills of the Trans-Ili Alatau, Almaty sits at an elevation of 2,300–3,000 feet (700–900 metres).
Almaty remains the commercial and cultural centre of Kazakhstan, and is known for its aerial tramway, connecting downtown with the top of nearby Kök Töbe mountain (aka the "green hill"). The hilltop recreation area includes Almaty Tower, the city's television tower, amusement-park style rides, a restaurant and other tourist attractions.
Almaty International Airport (IATA: ALA, ICAO: UAAA), or simply Almaty Airport*, is located 15 kilometres (9.3 miles) northeast of Almaty, in Almaty Province, Kazakhstan.
In 2012, Almaty Airport served 4,003,004 passengers, and is the country's busiest international airport.
Almaty Airport is a hub for Air Astana, Bek Air, Qazaq Air and SCAT. Other airlines that serve Almaty Airport include Aeroflot, China Southern Airlines, Czech Airlines, Etihad Airways, flydubai, Hainan Airlines, KLM, Lufthansa, Pegasus Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Turkmenistan Airlines, Ukraine International Airlines and Uzbekistan Airways.
Cities with flights to Almaty Airport include Abu Dhabi, Astana, Baku, Bangkok, Beijing, Delhi, Dubai, Dushanbe, Frankfurt, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Kiev, Kuala Lumpur, London, Mindk, Moscow, Paris, Prague, St Petersburg, Seoul, Tashkent, Tbilisi, Tehran and Thessaloniki.
Your best bet for a Almaty Airport transfer is a taxi. Details on all options are included in this guide.
Tip: check out our blogpost: Rock Your Layover - Almaty
Other Items of Interest at Almaty Airport
Services at Almaty Airport include:
- Business lounge
- Post office
- Prayer room
- Luggage storage
Tip: Be aware of the touts and also the officials who want to take bribe at every check point.
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