Governor: Almaty airport to be expanded

Business Materials 1 November 2013 16:47 (UTC +04:00)

Kazakhstan, Astana, November 1/ Trend, D. Mukhtarov /

Almaty authorities gave permission for the implementation of a project for the expansion of the city's airport, Almaty governor Akhmetzhan Yesimov said.

"We gave the Town Planning Board permission to expand the current airport, the governor said speaking at the briefing in the Central Communications Service under the President of Kazakhstan in Astanaon Friday.

According to the governor, the project was presented by the shareholders of the airport.

"If we expand the current airport, the facilities of the renewed airport and the air terminal can be sufficient till 2025 taking into account the increasing passenger flow. This figure hit 4 million people in 2013," he said.

According to Yesimov, the current airport building will not remain unclaimed.

"We discuss with the shareholders the possibility of opening a VIP-hall on the basis of the current air terminal as in the Vnukovo airport of Moscow, for receiving foreign delegations," the governor said.

Almaty is the largest mega city in Kazakhstan and is in the south of the country.