Cheap Domestic Flights in Kazakhstan
Book Cheap Domestic Flights in Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan is a country located in central Asia, bordered by Russia, Uzbekistan, China, Kyrgyzstan and Turkmenistan with some coastline on the Caspian sea. The country is expansive and is the 9th largest in the world, meaning that there are numerous cities that require domestic air connections. There are a range of airlines within Kazakhstan offering domestic flights, continue reading below to find out more.
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Domestic Kazakh Airlines
Air Astana is one of the largest airlines operating in Kazakhstan. The airline is based in Almaty with a hub at Almaty International Airport as well as in Nur-Sultan Nazarbayev International Airport with a focus on Atyrau International Airport. Air Astana operates a range of destinations domestically as well as to cities in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. A fleet of Airbus A320neo, A321, A321neo, A321LR, Boeing 767 and Embraer E190 aircraft are used on their services with further Boeing 787 aircraft on order. Air Astana has partnered with a range of other international airlines to offer codeshare and interline services.
Domestic destinations: Aktau, Aktobe, Almaty, Atyrau, Kyzylorda, Nur-Sultan, Oral, Oskemen and Shymkent
Fly Arystan is an airline based in Almaty and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Air Astana. The airline operates a wide range of domestic services within Kazakhstan with 16 cities being served by the airline, with further destinations in Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Turkey, UAE and Uzbekistan. Fly Arystan has multiple operating bases across the country with Aktau, Almaty, Atyrau, Karaganda, Nur-Sultan and Shymkent all being bases for the airline. The airline operates a fleet of Airbus A320 and A320 neo aircraft on its services.
Domestic destinations: Aktau, Aktobe, Almaty, Atyrau, Karaganda, Kokshetau, Kostanay, Kyzylorda, Nur-Sultan, Oral, Oskemen, Pavlodar, Petropavl, Semey, Shymkent and Turkistan
Qazaq Air is a Kazakh airline owned by the government of Kazakhstan through its sovereign wealth fund. The airline operates primarily domestic only services within Kazakhstan with 18 destinations offered by the airline, however, Omsk and Novosibirsk in Russia are also served. Qazaq Air has based the majority of its operations from its hub airport of Nur-Sultan Nazarbayev International Airport. The airline operates a fleet of De Havilland Canada Dash 8-400 aircraft on all of its services.
Domestic destinations: Aktau, Aktobe, Almaty, Balkhash, Taraz, Shymkent, Kyzylorda, Karaganda, Zhezkazgan, Kostanay, Nur-Sultan, Petropavlovsk, Pavlodar, Semey, Shymkent, Usharal, Uralsk and Ust-Kamenogorsk,
SCAT Airlines is a Kazakh airline based at Shymkent Airport but has a focus on Aktau International Airport, Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport, and Almaty International Airport. The airline also owns 2 subsidiary airlines, Sunday Airlines and Southern Sky Airlines. SCAT offers one of the most expansive domestic route maps of any airline in Kazakhstan as with their operations and services from Southern Sky a total of 22 domestic destinations are served. The airline also offers some international services to destinations including Armenia, Azerbaijan, Czech Republic, Georgia, India, Lithuania, Mongolia, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Ukraine and Uzbekistan. SCAT operates a fleet of Boeing 737, 757, 767 and Bombardier CRJ200 aircraft.
Domestic destinations: Aktau, Aktobe, Almaty, Atyrau, Balkhash, Karagandy, Kokshetau, Kostanay, Kyzylorda, Nur-Sultan, Oral, Oskemen, Pavlodar, Petropavl, Semey, Shymkent, Taldykorgan, Taraz, Urzhar, Usharal, Zaysan and Zhezkazgan
Zhezkazgan Air which is often shortened to Zhez Air is a domestic-only airline in Kazakhstan. The airline is based at Zhezkazgan airport and offers charter and scheduled services to Karagandy. The airline operates a mixed fleet of both aircraft and helicopters including the Yakovlev Yak-40, Let L-410, Mil Mi-8 and Antonov An-2.
Domestic destinations:Zhezkazgan, Karagandy and Jezkazgan
Sunday Airlines is a charter airline owned by SCAT Airlines. The airline operates to numerous cities across Kazakhstan as well as serves cities in China, Egypt, India, Japan, Maldives, Thailand, Turkey and Vietnam. The airline has a hub at Almaty international airport with an additional focus on Aktau airport and Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport. The airline operates a fleet of Boeing 757 and Boeing 767 aircraft on its services.
Domestic destinations: Aktau, Aktobe, Almaty, Karagandy, Nur-Sultan and Petropavl
Domestic and International Airports in Kazakhstan
See below a list of international and domestic only airports with their destinations across the country and which airlines operate to.
|CITY||AIRPORT||SERVED BY||FLIES TO|
|Aktau||Aktau International Airport||Aeroflot, Air Astana, Fly Arystan, Qazaq Air, SCAT, Sunday Airlines and Turkish Airlines||Aktobe, Almaty, Atyrau, Karagandy, Kokshetau, Kutaisi, Oral, Shymkent, Turkistan and Nur-Sultan|
|Aktobe||Aktobe International Airport||Aeroflot, Air Astana, Fly Arystan, Qazaq Air, SCAT and Sunday Airlines||Aktau, Almaty, Atyrau, Nur-Sultan, Shymkent and Turkistan|
|Almaty||Almaty International Airport||Aeroflot, Air Arabia, Air Astana, Air Seychelles, airBaltic, Asiana Airlines, Azerbaijan Airlines, Belavia, China Southern, Fly Arystan, flydubai, Hainan Airlines, Jazeera Airways, Lufthansa, Mahan Air, Nordwind, Pegasus Airlines, Qatar Airways, Qazaq Air, S7 Airlines, SCAT, SkyUp, Solomon Air, Sunday Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Turkmenistan Airlines, Ural Airlines, Uzbekistan Airways and Wizz Air||Aktau, Aktobe, Atyrau, Balkhash, Kyzylorda, Karagandy, Kokshetau, Kostanay, Pavlodar, Petropavl, Nur-Sultan, Oral, Oskemen, Shymkent, Semey, Taraz, Turkistan and Zhezkazgan|
|Atyrau||ATMA Atyrau Airport||Aeroflot, Air Astana, Fly Arystan, Qazaq Air, SCAT and Sunday Airlines||Aktau, Aktobe, Almaty, Karagandy, Kostanay, Kutaisi, Kyzylorda, Nur-Sultan, Oral, Shymkent and Turkistan|
|Karagandy||Sary-Arka Airport||Aeroflot, Fly Arystan, SCAT, Sunday Airlines, S7 Airlines and Zhezkazgan Air||Aktau, Almaty, Atyrau, Kostanay, Kyzylorda, Oskemen, Semey, Shymkent, Turkistan and Zhezkazgan|
|Kokshetau||Kokshetau International Airport||Fly Arystan, IrAero and SCAT||Aktau, Almaty and Turkistan|
|Kyzylorda||Kyzylorda Airport||Aeroflot, Air Astana, Fly Arystan, SCAT and American Airlines||Almaty, Atyrau, Karagandy and Nur-Sultan|
|Kostanay||Kostanay Airport||Aeroflot, Fly Arystan, Qazaq Air, SCAT and Sunday Airlines||Almaty, Atyrau, Nur-Sultan, Shymkent and Turkistan|
|Nur Sultan||Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport||Aeroflot, Air Astana, Air China, Belavia, BH Air, Bulgaria Air, China Southern, Corendon Airlines, Etihad Airways, Fly Arystan, flydubai, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Nordwind Airlines, Qatar Airways, Qazaq Air, S7 Airlines, SCAT, Sunday Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Ural Airlines, Uzbekistan Airways and Wizz Air||Aktau, Aktobe, Almaty, Atyrau, Balkhash, Kazan, Kostanay, Kutaisi, Kyzylorda, Oral, Oskemen, Pavlodar, Petropavl, Semey, Shymkent, Taldykorgan, Taraz, Turkistan, Usharal and Zhezkazgan|
|Oral||Oral Ak Zhol Airport||Air Astana, Fly Arystan, Qazaq Air, S7 Airlines, SCAT and Sunday Airlines||Aktau, Almaty, Atyrau, Astrakhan, Nur Sultan and Turkistan|
|Pavlodar||Pavlodar International Airport||Fly Arystan, Qazaq Air, S7 Airlines and SCAT||Almaty, Nur-Sultan, Shymkent and Turkistan|
|Petropavl||Petropavl Airport||Fly Arystan, Qazaq Air, IrAero, SCAT, Sunday Airlines and Utair||Almaty, Nur-Sultan, Shymkent|
|Shymkent||Shymkent International Airport||Aeroflot, Air Astana, Fly Arystan, Pegasus Airlines, Qazaq Air, SCAT, S7 Airlines, Sunday Airlines and Ural Airlines||Aktau, Aktobe, Almaty, Atyrau, Karagandy, Kostanay, Nur-Sultan, Oskemen, Pavlodar, Petropavl and Kutaisi|
|Taraz||Taraz Airport||Qazak Air and SCAT||Almaty and Nur-Sultan|
|Turkistan||Hazrat Sultan International Airport||Fly Arystan, Nordwind Airlines, Qazak Air, SCAT and Turkish Airlines||Aktau, Aktobe, Atyrau, Karagandy, Kokshetau, Kostanay, Oral, Pavlodar, Semey, Nur-Sultan, Taldykorgan|
Domestic Only Airports
|CITY||AIRPORT||SERVED BY||FLIES TO|
|Balkhash||Balkhash Airport||SCAT||Almaty and Nur Sultan|
|Semey||Semey International Airport||Fly Arystan and SCAT||Almaty, Nur-Sultan and Turkistan|
|Taldykorgan||Taldykorgan Airport||Qazak Air, SCAT and Zhetysu||Nur-Sultan, and Turkistan|
|Usharal||Usharal Airport||Qazak Air and Zhetysu||Nur-Sultan and Taldykorgan|
|Zhezkazgan||Zhezkazgan Airport||Qazak Air, SCAT and Zhezkazgan Air||Almaty, Nur-Sultan and Karagandy|
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Domestic Kazakhstan Flights FAQs
Which airlines offer domestic Kazakh services?
There are currently 7 airlines that offer domestic services within Kazakhstan.
How do I book a domestic flight in Kazakhstan?
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How can I pay for domestic Kazakh flights?
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Where does Zhezair fly?
Zhezair is a domestic airline that serves the city of Jezkazgan in the Republic of Kazakhstan. From Zhezkazgan Airport, the airline operates scheduled passenger flights to Jezkazgan (Zhezkazgan Airport) and Karagandy (Sary-Arka Airport).
What is a domestic flight?
Domestic flights are services that depart from and arrive in the same country, these are sometimes referred to as internal flights.
When should I arrive for a domestic flight?
We always recommend that you arrive no later than 90 minutes prior to your scheduled flight.