Prime Minister Smailov, TAV Airports CEO Discuss Construction of International Terminal at Almaty Airport

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh Prime Minister Alikhan Smailov and TAV Airports CEO Serkan Kaptan discussed the construction of a new international terminal at the Almaty airport at an Aug. 17 meeting in Nur-Sultan, reported the Prime Minister’s press service.

Kazakh Prime Minister Alikhan Smailov meets with TAV Airports CEO Serkan Kaptan in Nur-Sultan. Photo credit:

The sides exchanged views on the cooperation prospects in the aviation and development of Kazakhstan’s transport and logistics system.

Türkiye’s company TAV Airports Holding invested more than $200 million into the construction project. The new terminal will serve international flights while the old terminal will manage domestic flights. The completion of the project is scheduled for the summer of 2024.

In early June, President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev visited the construction site of the new terminal.

Almaty Airport, located 15 kilometers northeast of the city, was built in 1935 and is the largest in Kazakhstan. With a capacity of 15 to 18 takeoffs and landings per hour, the airfield is the country’s leader in domestic and international passenger and cargo air transportation.

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