Turkey, Malaysia to launch regular flights to Kazakhstan
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Dec.9
By Nargiz Sadikhova - Trend:
Representative of Malaysia’s largest lowcoster - Air Asia X – have confirmed the plans to launch flights to Kazakhstan in 2Q2020, Trend reports with reference to the press office of Kazakhstan’s Ministry of industry and Infrastructure Development.
Thus, within the framework of order Kazakhstan’s President Kassym Jomart Tokayev, Malaysian air companies were granted the permission to implemented regular passenger and cargo flights to Kazakh airports (Nur-Sultan, Almaty, Shymkent, Aktau, Ust'-Kamenogorsk, Pavlodar, Kokshetau, Taraz, Petropavl and Semey) with no restrictions on the number of flights, types of aircrafts and with the possibility to use the fifth freedom of the air.
In turn, Turkish companies were also granted the permission on the same conditions.
In this regard, Turkish party confirmed the interest to open flights on the route Istanbul – Turkestan when the construction of Turkestan’s airport will be finished.
Following the end of the meeting, parties agreed to continue mutually beneficial cooperation in area of flights implementation.
Previously this year, Tokayev has ordered to increase a number of international flights implemented from Nur-Sultan.
According to Tokayev, currently the number of direct international flights operated from country’s capital Nur-Sultan does not exceed 30 routes, which is not enough.
Furthermore, Kazakhstan's Minister of Industry and Infrastructural Development of Kazakhstan Beibut Atamkulov said that Qatar Airways (Doha city, 2020), Emirates (Dubai, 2021), China Eastern (Shanghai, 2021), Ural Airlines, Pobeda and other air companies are to start operating in Kazakhstan.
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