Cheap Flights to Almaty International Airport
If you're flying into Kazakhstan, there's a very good chance that you'll be flying into Almaty International Airport (ALA). Almaty Airport is the largest and busiest airport in the country, serving over four million passengers per year.
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Best Time to Book a Flight to Almaty
Almaty's climate consists of hot summers and cold winters. The spring and fall months generally range from cool to warm. April and May see the most precipitation. If hot summers don't bother you, Kazakhstan is a great place to visit between June and August. If you prefer mild weather, September or October are two popular months to consider.
Airlines that Fly to Almaty International Airport
Almaty Airport is served by over 25 different airlines. The airport is a hub for Air Astana, Bek Air, SCAT Airlines, and Qazaq Air. Air Astana, Kazakhstan's flag carrier airline, is currently the airline offering the most destination options from Almaty Airport.
Arriving at the Airport
Almaty Airport is located about 25 km from Almaty's city centre. A taxi ride from the airport to downtown Almaty generally takes about a half hour and costs about $15 CAD. Taxis are available curbside, or you can order one from the airport transportation booth at arrivals. There are also multiple public transit bus lines that have stops at the airport terminal. Buses run from 5:30 AM to 10:30 PM and cost about $1 CAD per trip.
Almaty International Airport Facilities
Though Almaty Airport serves millions of passengers per year, the airport is fairly small in size. If you are arriving at peak times, it may feel crowded. Upon arrival, you will see bars, cafés, and fast food restaurants. For your shopping needs, duty-free shops, souvenir shops, and newspaper kiosks are also available. The airport offers currency exchange locations, ATMs, and free Wi-Fi.
There are currently no spa or beauty services available at Almaty Airport. If you'll want to relax and pamper yourself after a long flight, consider booking a hotel close to the airport.
What to See and Do in Almaty
As Kazakhstan's largest city, there is always something to see and do in Almaty. First, head over to Kok-Tobe Mountain, the highest point in the city, and ride the cable car to see the city from above. After taking in the breathtaking aerial views, you can visit some of the key sites like Big Almaty Lake and Lake Issyk.
Since the city has so many historical monuments and museums, you may consider booking a walking tour to see them all. A tour will allow you to ask questions while learning about the buildings, giving you a more personal experience. Don't miss great attractions like the Ascension Cathedral and The Museum of Arts of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
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