Kazakhstan, Qatar capitals to be linked by direct flights
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Feb.14
By Nargiz Sadikhova - Trend:
Regular direct flights will be launched between Kazakhstan and Qatar this year, Trend reports with reference to the press office of Kazakhstan’s prime minister.
The topic was discussed during the meeting between Kazakhstan’s Prime Minister Askar Mamin and a delegation led by the Minister of Commerce and Industry of the State of Qatar Ali bin Ahmed Al Kuwari.
Ali bin Ahmed Al Kuwari informed Mamin on the results of the fifth meeting of the expert group of the Kazakhstan-Qatari joint high-level commission, held on Feb. 14.
In turn, Mamin noted significant potential for enhancing cooperation between Kazakhstan and Qatar in trade, economic, investment, financial, banking, agricultural and other spheres.
As noted during the meeting, a visa-free regime has been established between the countries. Direct flights between Nur-Sultan and Doha are to be launched soon and regular flights will be also operated seven times a week between Almaty and Doha.
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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