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Direct flights to Shymkent (CIT)

Shymkent Airport - Airport code: CIT

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Non-stop flights to Shymkent (CIT)

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Shymkent Airport is a medium sized airport in Kazakhstan. It is an international airport. In total there are 12 airports around the world that have direct flights to Shymkent, spread around 11 cities in 4 countries. Currently, there are 6 domestic flights to Shymkent.

Shymkent is mainly known for sightseeing & culture.

This month, there are 548 flights arriving at Shymkent Airport, which are 126 flights per week or 18 flights per day.

The most frequently departed flights to Shymkent are routes from Nur-Sultan (NQZ) in Kazakhstan and Almaty (ALA), also in Kazakhstan. These two routes together are operated 374 times this month, and make up for 68% of all monthly arrivals at Shymkent Airport.

The longest flight to Shymkent CIT is departing from Istanbul (IST). This non-stop flight takes around 5 hours and covers a distance of 1,291 miles (2,077 km).

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List of all direct flights to Shymkent

Below you can find a list of all cities and countries that have direct flights to Shymkent, ordered by popularity.

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Currently, there are 4 airlines that fly to Shymkent. Most flights to Shymkent are operated by Air Astana, as they connect 9 airports to CIT. That’s around 2 times as much as Scat Air, the second biggest airline in terms of operated flight routes to Shymkent. Below you can find the list of airlines that operate all CIT flights:

Business class flights to Shymkent

There are 2 airports that have flights to Shymkent in Business Class. All airports that offer business class flights to CIT are listed below:

Intercontinental flights to Shymkent

There are intercontinental flights to Shymkent Airport (CIT) from Europe, the Middle-East and Central Asia, as of July 2022.

* Please note that there are no direct services from the United States, Canada, Southern America, Central America, the Caribbean, Africa, Southern Asia, China, Japan, Eastern Asia, South-Eastern Asia or Oceania.

Non-stop flights from Europe to Shymkent

Scat AirScat Air is currently the only airline flying non-stop from Europe to Shymkent. They fly seasonal from Moscow Vnukovo (VKO).

Non-stop flights from the Middle-East / Western Asia to Shymkent

Scat AirScat Air: seasonal flights from Istanbul (IST).

Air AstanaAir Astana: seasonal flights from Antalya (AYT), Kutaisi (KUT) and Dubai (DXB).

PegasusPegasus: year-round flights from Istanbul (Sabiha) (SAW).

Non-stop flights from Central Asia to Shymkent

Scat AirScat Air: seasonal flights from Aktau (SCO), Almaty (ALA) and Atyrau (GUW).

Air AstanaAir Astana: seasonal flights from Aktau (SCO), year-round flights from Almaty (ALA), seasonal flights from Atyrau (GUW), Kostanay (KSN) and Semey (PLX).

International flights to Shymkent

Georgia
Flights from Georgia to Shymkent

Kutaisi is the only city in Georgia with direct flights to Shymkent. From Kutaisi, direct flights are offered by Air Astana. This is a seasonal route that starts in July and ends in October.

Russia
Flights from Russia to Shymkent

In Russia, the only airport that has a direct connection to Shymkent is Moscow Vnukovo. From Moscow Vnukovo, direct flights are offered by Scat Air. This is a seasonal route that starts in July and ends in October.

Turkey
Flights from Turkey to Shymkent

There are 3 airports in Turkey that have non-stop flights to Shymkent.

From Antalya, direct flights are offered by Air Astana. This is a seasonal route that starts in July and ends in September.
From Istanbul, the only airline with direct flights is Scat Air. This is a seasonal route that starts in July and ends in October.
From Istanbul (Sabiha), you can fly non-stop to Shymkent with Pegasus.

United Arab Emirates
Flights from United Arab Emirates to Shymkent

There is 1 airport in United Arab Emirates that has a direct connection to Shymkent, which is Dubai. From Dubai, direct flights are offered by Air Astana. This is a seasonal route that starts in July and ends in October.

Domestic flights to Shymkent

Kazakhstan
Flights from Kazakhstan to Shymkent

There are several airports within Kazakhstan that have domestic flights to Shymkent (6 in total).

From Aktau, Almaty and Atyrau, all direct flights to Shymkent are operated by Air Astana and Scat Air.
From Kostanay, the only airline with direct flights is Air Astana. This is a seasonal route that starts in July and ends in October.
From Nur-Sultan, direct flights are offered by Air Astana, Qazaq Air and Scat Air.
From Semey, you can fly non-stop to Shymkent with Air Astana. This is a seasonal route that starts in July and ends in October.

Alternative airports near Shymkent

Flying to an alternative airport near Shymkent could give you other options to reach your destination. For example, the possibility to fly with a different airline or alliance, or finding a cheaper airfare. For this reason, alternative airports near to Shymkent (CIT) are listed below. The closest alternative airports are Tashkent (TAS) and Turkistan (HSA).

Frequently asked questions - FAQ

How many airports are there in Shymkent?

There is 1 airport in Shymkent: Shymkent Airport (CIT).

What is the best airport to fly into Shymkent?

The most convenient airport to fly into Shymkent is Shymkent Airport (CIT).

How many airlines fly to Shymkent?

There are 4 airlines flying to Shymkent from 12 airports around the world, as of July 2022.

Which airlines fly to Shymkent?

Air Astana, Scat Air and Qazaq Air operate most flights to Shymkent. To get a full overview of all operating airlines, please use the airline filter.

Which alliances are flying to Shymkent?

There are no alliances flying to Shymkent at the moment.

How many nonstop flights are there to Shymkent?

There are roughly 548 flights arriving at Shymkent every month (or 126 flights each week), from a total of 12 airports worldwide.

What is the official name of Shymkent Airport?

The official name of Shymkent Airport is Shymkent Airport.

What is the airport code of Shymkent Airport?

The airport code of Shymkent Airport is CIT.

What are the most popular flights to Shymkent?

Nur-Sultan, Almaty and Aktau are the 3 most popular routes to Shymkent. For a complete overview of all flight routes to Shymkent, please use our flight map.

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