Almaty International Airport was built back in 1935 and has ready plans for expanding the airport area with new terminal and increased capacity to hold more international flights. With the new terminal idea that is to be implemented will result in increasing the passenger holding capacity to 2500 passengers every hour. It is one of the biggest airports of Kazakhstan and is already capable of holding a heavy volume of passengers. With a new terminal, the capacity of holding international flights would increase. As per the records, around 4,003,004 passengers walked through the doors of Almaty International Airport in the year 2012 only.
There are many facilities within the Almaty International Airport premises such as duty free shopping stores, stores, shops, dine-in restaurants, etc. All these facilities are available for all the passengers to explore and enjoy till the time their flight gets parked in the boarding bay. After the expansion process is conducted, the number of stores and shops would also increase. Moreover, the overall infrastructure will also get a redevelopment. The authorities have a plan to add a complete new shopping mall and a cinema hall within the airport premises. There is a chance that Marriot Hotel will also open its branch within the airport.