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Airport
ICAO: UAAA – IATA: ALA
Summary
Name Almaty International Airport
Region Asia and Pacific
Territory Kazakhstan KZ.gif
Location Almaty
Serving Almaty
Elevation 680.923 m
2,234 ft
2,234 ft680.923 m
Coordinates 43° 21' 5.69" N, 77° 2' 10.60" E
Runways
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
5/23 4397 m14,425.853 ft
45 m147.638 ft
ASP no/no


METAR
Observation UAAA 200000Z 17002MPS 5000 BR FU FEW100 M02/M04 Q1019 R88/CLRD65 NOSIG
Station Almaty
Date/Time 20 March 2019 00:00:00
Wind direction 170°
Wind speed kts
Lowest cloud amount few clouds
Temperature
Dew point
Humidity 86%
QNH 1019 hPa
Weather condition n/a

BS
Tag(s) Bird Strike
WX
Tag(s) Cumulonimbus
Fog

Almaty International Airport

ICAO: UAAA IATA: ALA

Description

International airport serving the city of Almaty.

Climatology

Cold Semi-arid climate (Köppen climate classification BSk). - Hot, sometimes extremely hot summers and cold, sometimes very cold winters. Some snowfall during the winter. Areas featuring cold semi-arid climates are sometimes subject to major temperature swings during a 24 hour period.

Maps

Terrain

Terrain is virtually flat to the north of the airport. However, it rises very rapidly to the south of the extended runway centerline reaching heights of greater than 5000m within 20nm.

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Airport Layout

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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of UAAA

  • CL60, Almaty Kazakstan, 2007 (On 26 December 2007, the crew of a Bombardier Challenger 604 which had received a 2-stage ground de/anti icing treatment lost roll control as the aircraft got airborne from a snow-covered runway at Almaty in freezing mist and light snow conditions and it crashed within the airport perimeter before continuing through the perimeter fence and catching fire. The Investigation concluded that the loss of control was probably caused by contamination of the wing leading edge with frozen deposits during the take off roll as a result of the crew's decision not to select wing anti-ice on contrary to applicable procedures.)