Zurich Airport JV to invest $870m in modernisation of Kazakh airports

30/01/2015
Airpot Management Group airport network

Airpot Management Group airport network

Zurich Airport JV: The Airport Management Group (AMG), the joint venture established between Kazakhstan’s KTZ Express and Zurich Airport International, is to invest around $870m modernising 11 of the country’s airports over the next five years, its General Director Claude Badan said this week. Over the next three years, prority will be given to the reconstruction of landing strips, passenger terminals and airfield infrastructure of Astana, Petropavlovsk and Kostanai airports, with terminals meeting international standards being built at Kyzylorda, and Shymkent as well as at Astana.“We will be working to develop domestic and international routes from regional airports to destinations in the United Arab Emirates and Turkey,” he said, “and to this end the airports must meet international requirements if passenger and cargo flows are to increase.”
AMG was was originally set up to oversee the management and development of the state-owned airports at Astana, Kostanai, Kokshetau, Petropavlovsk, Kyzylorda, and Shymkent, and is now also taking on the running of airports at Aktobe, Atyrau, and Pavlodar, and, eventually Ust-Kamenogorsk and Semei. Times of Central Asia