Kazakh Kokshetau airport reconstruction completed
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 21 / Trend, E. Kosolapova/
Reconstruction works have been completed at the airport of the Kazakh city of Kokshetau, the Kazakh Transport and Communication Ministry reported on Monday.
Following the reconstruction of the airport complex, and the runway and the terminal in particular, all international standards have been met and the airport is now allowed to accept aircraft flying on international and transit routes.
The airport runway was extended to 2,850 meters, equipped with new lighting equipment and is now able to accept all types of aircraft.
The airport terminal, with a capacity of 200 passengers per hour was reconstructed, equipped with two passenger boarding bridges, modern facilities and now meets international standards.
Kazakh Vice Minister of Transport and Communications Azat Bekturov attended the reopening ceremony.
"The opening of the airport is very important for tourism development in Shuchinsk-Borovsky resort zone. Currently, aircraft travel to two destinations from here, but the issue of number of flights increase will be considered soon," Bekturov said.
According to Bekturov, the airport will also become transshipment point following reconstruction.
The vice minister also said that all 11 Kazakh National airports will be brought in line with international standards by 2017 as part of the state program on transport infrastructure development.