Oral Ak Zhol Airport

Ақжол халықаралық әуежайы
Aqjol halyqaralyq äuejaiy
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Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorJSC "Ak jol International Airport"
ServesOral
Location12 km (7.5 mi) SE of Oral, Kazakhstan
Elevation AMSL38 m / 125 ft
Coordinates51°09′03″N 051°32′35″E / 51.15083°N 51.54306°E / 51.15083; 51.54306Coordinates: 51°09′03″N 051°32′35″E / 51.15083°N 51.54306°E / 51.15083; 51.54306
Map
URA is located in Kazakhstan
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Location in Kazakhstan
URA is located in Europe
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Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
04/22 2,799 9,183 Concrete
Source: AIP Kazakhstan[1]

Oral Ak Zhol Airport (Kazakh: Ақжол халықаралық әуежайы, Aqjol halyqaralyq äuejaiy; formerly known as Uralsk Ak Zhol and Podstepnyy during the Soviet era) (IATA: URA, ICAO: UARR) is an airport in Kazakhstan located 12 km (7 mi) southeast of Oral (Uralsk). The airport is located south of the Ural (Oral) River.

Facilities

Domestic terminal check-in area
Domestic terminal check-in area
International terminal
International terminal

It is a small airport servicing medium-sized airliners. It has parking for four jets. This airport has two terminals – domestic and international. The airport also serves the nearby town of Aksai, which provides the majority of Ak Zhol passenger traffic, being the "capital" of the gas industry in West Kazakhstan. In the past, a weekly international charter flight was operated by Astraeus Airlines from Oral to London Gatwick/London Stansted; this was subsequently operated by Air Astana to Amsterdam; however the route was terminated, along with other Air Astana flights, due to the poor condition of the runway. The airport runway and facilities were inspected by Mott MacDonald to confirm that its substandard condition prevented the airport from accommodating larger jet aircraft. On 17 April 2013, the decision was made to transfer the airport's ownership back to the government for runway reconstruction.

Airlines and destinations

Passenger

AirlinesDestinations
Air AstanaAlmaty, Frankfurt, Nur-Sultan
FlyArystanAktau,[2] Almaty, Atyrau,[3] Nur-Sultan[4]
Qazaq AirAstrakhan, Atyrau
S7 AirlinesMoscow–Domodedovo[5]
SCAT AirlinesAktau, Atyrau,[6] Ras Al Khaimah,[7] Turkistan
Sunday Airlines Seasonal charter: Sharm El Sheikh

Cargo

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AirlinesDestinations
Silk Way Airlines Baku

Ground transport

Bus

The No 12 municipal bus line connects Ak Zhol International airport with centrally located Uralsk train station. Service is available from 06:00 to 22:00 daily.

Taxi

There is always a queue of available private taxi cabs at the airport parking lot.

Accidents and incidents

References

  1. ^ AIP Kazakhstan Archived 30 June 2016 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Liu, Jim. "FlyArystan adds Aktau – Uralsk service from late-Oct 2020". Routesonline. Retrieved 6 October 2020.
  3. ^ Liu, Jim. "FlyArystan expands domestic network in July/August 2020". Routesonline. Retrieved 19 June 2020.
  4. ^ "FlyArystan Schedules New Domestic Routes From Nur-Sultan in 2Q22". Aeroroutes. Retrieved 23 May 2022.
  5. ^ Liu, Jim (18 July 2016). "S7 Airlines Adds Moscow – Uralsk Service from Nov 2016". Airlineroute, Routesonline. Retrieved 18 July 2016.
  6. ^ Liu, Jim (23 March 2017). "SCAT adds new routes in S17". Routesonline. Retrieved 23 March 2017.
  7. ^ "Direct flight to UAE". scat.kz. Retrieved 26 February 2021.
  8. ^ "BA010 BKK-LHR Divert - PPRuNe Forums". www.pprune.org. Retrieved 27 December 2019.