Lufthansa Consulting helps Almaty Airport with growth plans

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Almaty International Airport has contracted Lufthansa Consulting to produce a master plan on how capacity can be expanded in future.

The consultants will firstly analyse the market potential of Kazakhstan's largest international airport and forecast how traffic should develop in the passenger travel, cargo and mail business segments over the next 20 years.

They will then assess the airport's existing infrastructure, facilities and operation to determine how the hub can be used most efficiently and what needs to be modified.

The final step will be to produce a master plan and action plan with prioritised recommendations on how the infrastructure will be developed.

The Asian airport handled 3.08 million passengers and 63,300 tonnes of air freight in 2010, and faces "significant" annual growth, according to Lufthansa Consulting.