Karagandy International Airport is one of the biggest airports in Kazakhstan and an integral part of the air corridor between Europe and Asia. The airport was built in 1980, and since 1992 it has got the status of an international airport. Today, Sary-Arka Airport is a modern airport complex with high performance parameters that meet international standards, and a high development potential.
In 2008, the airport’s expansion project was completed. It included renovation and extension of the runway, comprehensive reconstruction of the passenger terminal, and its technical re-equipment with two new boarding bridges, construction of a modern cargo terminal and purchase of airport equipment.
The design capacity of the airport is 2.5 million passengers per year with the airport runway suitable for all types of aircraft. The airport operates around the clock and ensures customs, border, and sanitary quarantine control. It offers air passengers a comfortable waiting room, CIP-hall, bars and a restaurant, baby care rooms, medical station, luggage storage. The flight-catering shop is provided. The modern security screening equipment (manufactured in the UK and Germany) for passengers and luggage screening is installed in the arrivals and departure areas of the passenger terminal, as well as in the customs warehouse. The airport is a registered ISAGO provider and ensures compliance with IATA standards for the safety of ground handling operations.
Air Bridge Cargo, Longtail Aviation, National Airlines, Aquiline, Ruby Star cargo airlines choose Karagandy Airport for their international technical stops from China to Europe.
Air Astana, FlyArystan, SCAT, Aeroflot, S7 -Siberia, Turkish Airlines, Qazaq Air, and ZhezAir airlines have scheduled flights from Karagandy airport to different destinations within the Republic of Kazakhstan, and abroad - to Russia, Turkey, and Egypt.