Astana Airport is one of the largest airports in Kazakhstan, ranked second in the country for domestic air travel. Founded in 1931 as an airport for small aircraft service, today, after almost 80 years, it is one of the most modern airports in the Eurasian continent. Up to 40 local and foreign flights are performed daily at the airport. Today Astana Airport is able to receive all types of aircraft without restriction.
The airport serves 14 airlines offering scheduled passenger flights to countries near and far abroad . These are: Air Astana , SCAT, "Zhetisu", "Euro Asia Air", Transaero , Lufthansa, Etihad Airways, Austrian Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Uzbekistan Airways, Aerosvit, Ukraine International Airlines , STC "Russia", Belavia and others. New routes are opened nnually in Astana airport.
Capital's airport offers regular flights to all regional centers of Kazakhstan, as well as the cities of CIS : Moscow, Tashkent, Novosibirsk, St. Petersburg , Yekaterinburg , Kiev, Minsk , Bishkek , Orenburg , Krasnoyarsk , Kiev. Flights to other foreign cities are also offered: Frankfurt am Main, Hannover, Vienna, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Istanbul, Antalya, Urumqi. Passenger traffic in 2013 amounted to 2,609,431 passengers.
On the 21st June of 2017 Astana Airport was renamed in honor of the current President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev. By the decision of the Government of Astana airport in the "International Airport Nursultan Nazarbayev"
Today, Nursultan Nazarbayev Airport has the ability to accept all types of aircraft without restriction. The Capital Airport is certified by the IIIA category of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). The airport accepts and releases aircraft on the runway with horizontal visibility up to 200 meters and more, and vertical - 15.
The total number of incoming passengers to Astana on international flights was more than 300 thousand passengers, the same number flew back. In general, the average load on the international route was 75% (compared to the same period in 2016, passenger traffic was about 200 thousand people, an increase of 30%).
Airport is connected to the downtown by bus routes number 10, 12, 100, 200 and number 500 , as well as taxis.