ATMA Atyrau Airport named after Khiuaz Dospanova (Kazakh: Atyrau Halyqaralyq Äuejaiy) (IATA: GUW, ICAO: UATG) is an airport located 8 km (5.0 mi) northwest of Atyrau, Kazakhstan. It is the lowest international commercial airport in the world at 22 m (72 ft) below sea level.
ATMA obtained the operational rights of ATMA Atyrau Airport when the airport was privatized as a build and operate model in 1994. ATMA is a joint company between Mağdenli Yer Hizmetleri and Atyrau Regional Administration with both parties having a 50% share. It is the only airport in Atyrau and one of the thirteen international airports in Kazakhstan.
The region is crucial for Kazakhstan's economy as it is very close to oil exploration sites and platforms on the Caspian Sea. The city is the base town for many oil and construction companies.
In 2007, ATMA completed the construction of the new terminal building and a new longer runway. Enclosing a total area of 2,000 m2 (22,000 sq ft), the new terminal can serve 600 passengers per hour. Passengers can also benefit from the modernized CIP and VIP lounges. There is Wi-Fi internet access all over the terminal including CIP and VIP lounges. As a result of the renovation project, conveyor belt system is installed in both international and domestic arrival terminals and computerized check in banks became operational for easier passenger ticket processing. Boarding is done by transporting passengers by bus from the terminal to the plane.
In 2019, it was the 5th busiest airport in Kazakhstan, as 937,032 passengers passed through the airport.
IMPORTANT NOTE: This airport enhancement was made for ONLINE FLIGHTS ONLY. Do not work with traffic.
Enjoy of flying to the Oil Capital of the Republic of Kazakhstan!