Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport is a civil airport with one large runway of 11,483ft (3.5km). The airport has customs clearance and nine Fixed Based Operators with handling agents on site. Airport slots are not required for landing or departure. It is open 24/7 and has a dedicated VIP lounge in Terminal 1 for international travellers. Formerly known as Astana International Airport, it is located 18km (30 min) south of Astana’s city-centre.