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Astana International Airport Code TSE

Airport Codes

ZIP CODE 020000

Airport coordinates

LAT / LON 51°1'19"N / 71°28'0"E


Weather Observations

Station ID: UACC
Observation Time: 24/03/2021 12:00 am

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About Astana International Airport Code

Astana Airport IATA code is NQZ. This three-letter code is derived from the airport’s another name Nursultan Nazarbayev International airport (NQZ). QZ in this IATA code stands for Qazaqstan, which is the new spelling of the country where the airport is based. 

Located at a height of 335 meters above sea level, Astana Airport is a major hub for Air Astana. 

Astana Airport IATA code was TSE until June 8, 2020. 

About Astana Airport (NQZ)

Astana International Airport (NQZ) is also known as Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport. This primary international airport is located in the heart of Kazakhastan serving its capital city Nur-Sultan. It is one of the most important gateways into central Asia and also the busiest in the country with more than 5 million passenger traffic in 2019 alone. 

Astana International Airport (NQZ) has two terminals and one runway along with maintenance facilities for cargo. This facility started operations in 1931 and has since undergone many transformations. It is named Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport (NQZ) after its first president. 

Astana International Airport (NQZ) is home to SCAT Airlines, FlyArystan, and Qazaq Air. Being one of the busiest airports in the country, it has now become a hub of cultural confluence and an important economic generator. 

Astana Airport (NQZ) Runway

Astana Airport (NQZ) is serviced by a single runway: 

04/22 3,500m (asphalt)

This runway is equipped with a category IIIA ILS system. This facility can handle operations of II-76, Antonov An-124 Ruslan, Boeing 747-400F, light aircraft, and helicopters. 

Astana Airport (NQZ) Terminal

There are three terminals at the airport: T1, T2, and a business aviation terminal. T1 and T2 are two primary passenger terminals. A cargo maintenance facility is also available at the airport.

This facility is a base for Qazaq Air,  FlyArystan, and SCAT Airlines. 

Nearest Airports to Astana Airport (NQZ)

Ekibastuz Airport 270 km 

Kokshetau Airport 287 km 

Arkalyk Airport 326 km

Petropavi Airport 446 km 

Omsk Tsentralny Airport 456 km

Pavlodar Airport 470 km

Balqash  Airport 523 km 

Zhezkazgan Airport 620 km

Major Airlines Operating from Astana Airport (NQZ)


Air Astana 

Air China 



China Southern Airlines 


Etihad Airways




LOT Polish Airlines 


Qatar Airways

Runway Data

Name Length Width Surface Lighted
04-22 11,484 ft 147 ft Asphalt Yes

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When should I reach the airport to board a flight on time?
    You should reach 90 minutes in advance before the departure of your domestic flight and 3 hours before the departure of an international flight.
  • Yes. You can use the free Wi-Fi facility at the airport.
  • The airport features luxury lounges, duty-free shops, ATMs, onsite parking, multi-cuisine restaurants, and currency exchange counters among other facilities.
  • You must check with the Materials Management Department as all unclaimed properties found at the airport and its vicinity are deposited here.
  • Yes. You need to carry a copy of your boarding ticket along with a government-issued picture ID.
  • Yes. The airport has a 24*7 medical center helmed by well-trained doctors and paramedics. In the event of a medical emergency, ambulances are also provided.
  • Kindly get in touch with your respective airline.
  • Kindly refer to your respective airline’s guidelines should you wish to carry medicines on board. It is advised that you carry your doctor’s prescription as well.
  • For the safety of our passengers, we request them to not handle any unattended items. They are advised to inform about the same to the airport staff or security personnel.

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