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| Astana is a small international airport, that is well connected to Europe via Frankfurt, London, Paris and Amsterdam through Kazakhstan's Air Astana. The airport has only one terminal for Domestic and International flights. A new terminal is being constructed next to the existing facility which is planned to be opening in spring 2017. The arrivals and baggage reclaim is small. Immigration quite smooth and officers were friendly, but remember to fill in your immigration card with a blue or black pen, not with a red one as it is not accepted. I had almost no queues. Taxi pick-up at the terminal is not well-organised and taxi recruiters can be annoying. The central hall for departures is quite spacious and there is sufficient seating around the check-in area. Check-in areas are small and somewhat old-fashioned, but work fine. Friendly ground staff. Short queuing time at check-in, passport control and security. Emigration passport control is fine. There are few F&B and retail facilities at the international departure gates. There is plenty of seating at the end of the concourse close to the small cafe in the back. Transferring between international flights is quick and easy. Passengers do not have to pass immigration, only security screening. It took me only 5-10 minutes from arrival gate to departure gate. F&B and retail facilities are limited, especially in the departure are after immigration. Food choice is limited. Very good wifi while waiting for check-in or for your flight. Password can be obtained via SMS. Terminal and toilets are clean. Remote arrivals and departures (via bus) in winter when temperatures can go below -20 Celsius can be cold and slippery, but also a very interesting experience. When the new terminal will be opened in 2017 I assume less aircraft will be handled via busses.