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Flights to Atyrau, Kazakhstan


Located in the Caspian lowlands, where the Ural River flows into the Caspian Sea, Atyrau is the centre of the oil industry and the production of red fish and black caviar. It sits in two continents at the same time, Europe and Asia, situated on either side of the Ural River. Atyrau’s history goes back to 1645 when it was founded by the Russian trader Gury Nazarov and was named Guryev in his honour (later renamed Atyrau in 1991). The city was strategically important and has a rich history of events. Today, Atyrau is the regional centre of the Atyrau province, one of the most important harbours of Kazakhstan along with Aktau; it is the main hydrocarbon region of Kazakhstan and a promising investment market. Book your flight to Atyrau with Air Astana and visit this rich and generous land in the west of Kazakhstan.