Semey International Airport

Semei Halyqaralyq Äuejaiy (Kazakh)
Airport Semey.JPG
Airport typePublic
OperatorJSC "Semey International Airport"
Location10 km (6.2 mi) SW of Semey
Elevation AMSL232 m / 761 ft
Coordinates50°21′05″N 080°14′04″E / 50.35139°N 80.23444°E / 50.35139; 80.23444Coordinates: 50°21′05″N 080°14′04″E / 50.35139°N 80.23444°E / 50.35139; 80.23444
PLX/UASS is located in Kazakhstan
Location in Kazakhstan
Direction Length Surface
m ft
08/26 3,096 10,157 Concrete
Source: AIP Kazakhstan[1]

Semey International Airport (Kazakh: Semei Halyqaralyq Äuejaiy) (IATA: PLX, ICAO: UASS), formerly New Semey (Kazakh: Jañasemei) and named after Abai Qunanbaiuly, is an airport in Semey, Kazakhstan, located 10 km (6.2 mi) south-west[1] of the city. It services large airliners. The airfield contains two groups of alert fighter pads. A 400 m (1,300 ft) overrun exists at each end of runway 08/26.

Established in 1929, it is Kazakhstan's oldest international airport.

Declassified CIA documents indicate that in the late 1960s, during the height of the Sino-Soviet split, the Soviet Union used this airfield as a bomber staging base for Chinese targets, and at times the Tupolev Tu-22 Blinder was identified here.[citation needed]

The Tupolev Tu-128 and MiG-31 were also based here at various times.

Airlines and destinations

FlyArystan Almaty,[2] Astana[3]

See also


  1. ^ a b AIP Kazakhstan Archived 2013-06-16 at
  2. ^ "FlyArystan adds Almaty – Semey service from Dec 2019". Routesonline.
  3. ^ "FlyArystan expands Nur-Sultan operations from Oct 2019". Routesonline.