Kazakhstan’s Almaty International Airport has laid out its master plan to accommodate passenger growth for the next 20 years.
Lufthansa Consulting and the airport have finalised their comprehensive master plan development project, which “will put Kazakhstan’s largest international airport on the right track to face the future challenges in its market environment and meets international safety standards”.
In a statement, Lufthansa Consulting added: “Almaty International Airport will be able to accommodate future growth in terms of passengers, cargo and aircraft movements.”
The master plan project started in November 2011 and allocates space to the airport and airfield areas, such as the existing and new passenger terminal, cargo and maintenance facilities as well as the runway system.
The master plan has been developed in line with international accepted planning and operational performance as well as with safety and security requirements according to international ICAO and IATA standards.
Aibol Bekmukhambetov, president of Almaty International Airport, said: “Thanks to the fruitful collaboration with experts from Lufthansa Consulting, Almaty International Airport now has settled a road map for the development of both the airfield and terminal infrastructure, which will be consistently implemented.
“Our airport will make every effort to meet the growing demands and needs of carriers and their passengers.”
Almaty International Airport currently services more than 50,000 flights annually, handles more than four million passengers every year, and cooperates with 40 airlines.