Kazakhstan to establish budget airline

Tourism Materials 3 November 2018 10:31 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 3

By Rashid Shirinov – Trend:

A budget airline will be created in Kazakhstan on the basis of Air Astana airline, which will provide transport services at lower rates, Kazakh media reported.

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev set this task at a meeting with the Investment and Development Minister Zhenis Kassymbek, Independent Director of Samruk-Kazyna JSC Richard Evans and President of Air Astana Peter Foster.

The meeting discussed the development of civil aviation, as well as the current state and future prospects of Air Astana.

“Air Astana is our main air carrier. The company has established itself well and has a successful image,” Nazarbayev said.

Kasymbek, in turn, noted that in 2018, flights to 13 destinations were launched in Kazakhstan, and a pilot project of the "open sky" regime was implemented in Astana.

The meeting participants informed the president about the latest trends in the global air transport market.