TAV Airports opens new terminal in Almaty

The new international terminal in Almaty Airport welcomed its first passengers on June 1.

Image: TAV Airports Company

Turkey’s TAV Airports completed the USD 200M investment in Kazakhstan’s economic and cultural capital Almaty.

“One of the main transit hubs between Asia and Europe, Almaty Airport is strategically located on the modern Silk Road, established from China to Europe and Africa, as well as the Middle Corridor -Trans Caspian International Transport Route. Kazakhstan is the largest country in the region -both geographically and economically- and Almaty is the largest city in the country producing 20% of Kazakhstan’s GDP,” said Serkan Kaptan, CEO of TAV Airports.

“Using our extensive know-how and global network, we are boosting air connectivity, creating jobs, and contributing to the sustainable development efforts in Kazakhstan. In just three years the number of destinations almost doubled, number of passenger airlines rose to 37 from 24 and cargo airlines to 16 from nine. We increased direct jobs by 10% last year. This investment will help further our contribution, creating value for all our stakeholders and local communities.”