Air Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan Antonov An-24 Almaty
Air Kazakhstan
Air Kazakhstan.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded1991 ( As Kazakhstan Airways
Commenced operations1991
Ceased operations2004
HubsAlmaty International Airport
HeadquartersAlmaty, Kazakhstan

Air Kazakhstan[1] was an airline of Kazakhstan which later became its national carrier after bankrupt Kazakhstan Airlines was shut down. It was headquartered in Almaty.[2]


The airline was established in 1991 as Kazakhstan Airways but changed to Air Kazakhstan on 10 March 1997 (spelled as "Air Kazakstan" until 2001). It ceased operations on 29 February 2004, after accumulating heavy debts, and was declared bankrupt in April 2004 by the court in Almaty.

Air Astana succeeded Air Kazakhstan as the country's flag carrier.

An Airbus A310-300 of Air Kazakhstan at 2 November 2003.


When it shut down, Air Kazakhstan was serving the following locations:

Country City Airport Notes
 Azerbaijan Baku Heydar Aliyev International Airport
 Germany Frankfurt Frankfurt Airport
Hanover Hannover Airport
 Hungary Budapest Budapest International Airport
 India Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport
 Israel Tel Aviv Tel Aviv International Airport
 Kazakhstan Aktau Aktau Airport
Almaty Almaty International Airport Hub
Astana Astana International Airport
Atyrau Atyrau Airport
Karaganda Sary-Arka Airport
Kostanay Kostanay Airport
Oral Oral Ak Zhol Airport
Pavlodar Pavlodar Airport
Shymkent Shymkent International Airport
 Kyrgyzstan Bishkek Manas International Airport
 Russia Moscow Vnukovo International Airport Terminated
Sheremetyevo International Airport
 South Korea Seoul Gimpo International Airport Terminated
Incheon International Airport
 Tajikistan Dushanbe Dushanbe Airport
 Thailand Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport
 Turkey Istanbul Istanbul Atatürk Airport
 Ukraine Donetsk Donetsk International Airport
 United Arab Emirates Dubai Dubai International Airport


An Airbus A310-300 of Air Kazakhstan at 5 August 2001.

Air Kazakhstan operated the following types:[3]


  1. ^ OAG World Airways Guide A-M, October 1997, pages 20, 28 and 32. Reed Publications. Retrieved on July 31, 2009.
  2. ^ "World Airline Directory." Flight Global. 16–22 March 2004. 66.
  3. ^ "Air Kazakhstan fleet". Retrieved July 31, 2009.