The Almaty airport is the busiest airport in Kazakhstan

Almaty Airport

Majority of flights to Kazakhstan land in the Almaty airport.

It's geographical location right in the heart of the Eurasian continent attracts many Central Asian and Silk Road travellers, naturally stimulating the interest of the dominant world air passenger and cargo carriers.

Image Courtesy of Mentat Kibernes

"If God had really intended men to fly, he'd make it easier to get to the airport." George Winters

Easy access to other Central Asia countries makes it logical to start your Central Asia journey from Almaty.

It takes maximum 4-5 hours to reach Kyrgyzstan or China if you choose to get there by bus or by car.

Which airlines fly to the Almaty Airport?

You can see the rising popularity of the Almaty international airport from the amount of new Almaty flights appearing on their schedules lately.

Here is the map with world international airports worldwide, from where you can have direct International and CIS flights to Amaty, Kazakhstan.

By the way don't forget to have your camera ready if you arrive or leave early morning. The view from your plane can be unimaginable. The high peak mountains against the beautiful sunrise. That's if the weather in Almaty is nice and clear and you seat is on the right side of the plane for the mountains.

It all changes later in the day with the air pollution in Almaty, like in any other cities.

If you prefer a list to a map, then check the International, CIS and domestic Almaty flights to get a rough guide to planning your trip:

International flights

Almaty Airport International Flights

CIS Flights

Almaty Airport CIS Flights

Domestic Flights

Almaty Airport Domestic Flights

How far is the airport from the city center?

It is about 15 km from the city center which takes about 25 minutes by car to reach your Almaty Hotel.

Air Astana, Kazakhstan flights

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