Almaty, the former capital of Kazakhstan and the country's largest city, is a cultural gem in the heart of Central Asia. Orbitz.com can help you find cheap flights from Almaty out of Almaty International Airport, the area's small but bustling air transportation hub. The airport is located at Turksib District, Mailin Street 2, approximately 11 miles from the downtown area, and offers direct flights to many popular destinations, including London, Moscow, Amsterdam, Dubai and Bangkok. KLM, Lufthansa, Air Astana, British Midland International and more than 20 other airlines fly out of this airport.
Almaty International Airport offers outdoor and garage parking areas for travelers who want to leave a car at the airport. Parking up to 15 minutes is free. Parking for six hours costs 800 KZT, while parking for a full 24-hour period costs 1,800 KZT. Each additional 24-hour period after the first day costs 2,000 KZT.
If you are traveling during the daytime, it is feasible to take the city bus 492 to Almaty International Airport for a small fee per passenger. Otherwise, your ground transportation options include taxi service and hired car service. It is important when selecting a taxi that you choose a licensed taxi and not a car without a taxi sign. A taxi from the downtown area to the airport should cost approximately $25. Typically, the drive should take 30 minutes, but plan for congestion at the airport. Another option is to arrange for a hired car in advance. Many of the high-end hotels provide shuttle service to the airport free of charge.
Almaty International Airport is a small airport with few amenities. There aren't any restaurants where you can grab a bite to eat before a flight. Your best option is to eat before you get to the airport. Dining options in the downtown area for a quick bite to eat in the morning or a cup of coffee that you can take with you include Coffeedelia, La Grenouille, Madlen, AmBar and Esperanza. Orbitz.com can help you find local sales and low cost dining options in the area, as well as help you book cheap flights from Almaty.
When you book cheap flights to Manila, you'll likely arrive at Ninoy Aquino International Airport, which is also known as Manila International Airport. It is about four miles south of the country's capital, Manila, and it is southwest of Makati City's business district. Some of its carriers include CEBU Pacific Air, Air Philippines, and Cathay Pacific Airways. Orbitz.com can help you choose the ticket that best fits your needs.
There is a taxi service available from Ninoy Aquino International Airport to all of the main areas of Metro Manila. Taxis charge approximately 150 to 200 pesos, which is around $6 to $8. An airport bus runs every 15 minutes, and the city bus service stops outside Terminals 1 and 2. It will take between 20 minutes and an hour to reach Manila from the airport.
Manila's temperatures stay within a small range most of the year. Plan for temperatures to average between 71 and 93 degrees Fahrenheit, no matter what time of year you go to Manila.
Manila is the capital of the Philippines, so there is plenty to see and do. The National Museum has exhibits with sunken treasures and a Manila galleon from the 1600s. There are many ornate churches, including the San Agustin Church, because many people in the Philippines are Catholic. To book flights to Manila and tickets to activities, visit Orbitz.com.
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