Qatar Airways announces dates for its first flights to Kazakh cities
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Jan. 13
By Nargiz Sadikhova - Trend:
Qatar Airways airline company will carry out its first flights to Kazakh cities in spring 2020, Trend reports with reference to Kazakhstan’s Civil Aviation Committee.
Qatar Airways will launch its inaugural flight between Doha and Nur-Sultan on March 30, 2020, and between Doha and Almaty on April 1, 2020. The inaugural flights will be performed on a Boeing 787 (Dreamliner) aircraft.
Qatar Airways will operate regular passenger flights from Doha to Nur-Sultan two times a week and to Almaty four times a week on an Airbus-320 aircraft. The start of ticket sales for flights on these routes is scheduled for Jan. 16 this year.
These flights will allow Kazakh passengers to travel to 160 destinations of Qatar Airways.
Qatar Airways is the national airline of Qatar and one of the largest in the world. The fleet consists of 233 aircraft.
In 2019, Kazakhstan’s President Kassym Jomart Tokayev has ordered to increase a number of international flights implemented from Nur-Sultan.
According to Tokayev, 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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