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Balkhash Airport

Balkhash Airport
Airport information
Airport typePublic
ServesBalqash, Kazakhstan
LocationIn 5 km to the north from Balkhash city
Elevation441 m (1446 ft)

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Airport Balkhash or Airport Balqash is an airport near the city of Balqash in Kazakhstan.

Airport Balqash is of 2 (second) categories. It is capable of accepting Ilyushin Il-76, Tupolev Tu-134, Tupolev Tu-154, Antonov An-8, Antonov An-12, Antonov An-24, Ilyushin Il-14, Ilyushin Il-18, Yakovlev Yak-40, Yakovlev Yak-42, and Antonov An-2 aircraft. It can also accept light aircraft and helicopters of all types.

The length of runway is 2500 m (8202.1 ft). A dirt runway was also used in the past, but it is now closed.

Military aircraft are also based on air station there. The last some years the civil aircraft practically does not use this airport and the airport is mainly used by the sky diving club of city Balqash and the military.

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