Air 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]

Air Kazakhstan
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IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded1991 ( As Kazakhstan Airways
Commenced operations1991
Ceased operations2004
HubsAlmaty International Airport
HeadquartersAlmaty, Kazakhstan


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

Current fleetEdit

Western jets: Airbus A310-300 Boeing 737-200

Soviet Jets: Antonov An-24 Antonov An-24B Antonov An-24RV Antonov An-26 Antonov An-30 Antonov An-30A Antonov An-30B Ilyushin Il-18 Ilyushin Il-76 Ilyushin il-76T Ilyushin Il-86 Tupolev Tu-134 Tupolev Tu-134A Tupolev Tu-154 Tupolev Tu-154A Tupolev Tu-154B Yakovlev Yak-40 Yakovlev Yak-40D Yakovlev Yak-42


  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.

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