Zhezkazgan Airport (Kazakh: Жезқазған Әуежайы / Jezqazğan Äuejaiy; IATA: DZN, ICAO: UAKD) is an international airport, serving the city of Zhezkazgan in Ulytau Region of Kazakhstan.
At the moment, it has one asphalt and concrete runway, and other four unpaved runways. The pavement classification number is 37/R/B/X/T.
An old airport was located in 1 km (0.62 mi) from the train station of Zhezkazgan. It had two unpaved runways: 18/36 with the length of 1,800 m (5,900 ft) and 10/28 with the length of 1,400 m (4,600 ft).
Often, airport couldn't operate flights due to its runways getting wet because of rain or melting snow in the spring, what has led to canceling flights.
New, currently operating airport with an asphalt-concrete runway was built in 1971–1973, and in 1985, a new terminal was built, which could serve up to 200 passengers per hour.
The first flight, operated by the new airport, was done by an Ilyushin Il-18 airplane. In the 1970s, Zhezkazgan United Air Squadron (Russian: Джезказганская объединённая авиаэскадрилья) was formed in the airport. In 1983 it started using L-410 planes in commercial purposes, and in 1995 it has got two Mi-8 helicopters.
Zhezkazgan Air (Russian: "Жезказган Эйр") airline was formed in the airport in October 1996.
In 2004, the airport has received a reconstruction of its terminal and the runway, as well as an upgrade of its equipment. This was made possible with the financial support from Kazakhmys Corporation, a copper mining company.
In 2008, the airport was declared international after a decree from the government of Kazakhstan.
Please be informed, that this airport enhancement was made for ON-LINE FLIGHTS ONLY. DO NOT WORK WITH TRAFFIC