Prime Minister Alikhan Smailov and TAV Airports Holding President Serkan Kaptan discussed the construction of a new international terminal at Almaty airport and several other infrastructure projects in Kazakhstan, primeminister.kz reports.
Alikhan Smailov stated, 'We anticipate that opening [a new terminal] will substantially increase passenger traffic, broaden the flight geography, and provide quality services and a high level of comfort for residents and guests of the metropolis.'
The head of TAV Airports Holding provided updated information on the project's progress, revealing that construction works are currently 87% complete. The new terminal is set to open in June of this year.
In 2023, Almaty Airport experienced a record level of passenger traffic. The existing terminal will be exclusively used for domestic flights in the future. Combined, the potential of both terminals is projected to accommodate up to 14 million passengers annually. Additionally, the air harbor aims to handle 100 thousand tons of cargo traffic.
The Prime Minister emphasized the need for Almaty airport to evolve into a fully-fledged multimodal transport and logistics hub, incorporating rail and road transportation. The investor is expected to consider this in their plans.