Kazakh SCAT airlines to resume flights between country's Nur-Sultan, Almaty

Transport Materials 28 April 2020 11:46 (UTC +04:00)
Kazakh SCAT airlines to resume flights between country's Nur-Sultan, Almaty

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Apr.28

By Nargiz Sadikhova - Trend:

Kazakhstan’s major SCAT airlines company is resuming implementation of flights on the Almaty – Nur-Sultan – Almaty route, Trend reports with reference to the company.

The flights will be resumed starting from May 1, and are to be implemented daily, once a day, in the mornings.

“When performing flights, special attention will be paid to compliance with sanitary standards. After each flight, all surfaces of the crew cabin and passenger cabin will be cleaned, including bathrooms, seats, folding tables and seat belts. The flight crew and representatives of the company will be appropriately equipped. In order to ensure safety, sanitary regulations will require wearing masks, including by passengers,” the company said.

The company also noted that passengers whose flights were canceled before May 11 due to the extension of the state of emergency in the country, are given the opportunity to rebook the flight for free for any date after the emergency state is lifted, or to issue a flight voucher or enter queue for a refund.

Kazakhstan’s Air Astana airline company has also announced that it’ll resume implementation of regular flights between Almaty and Nur-Sultan cities. The company said that the flights will be implemented starting from May 1, 2020, and will be carried out three times a day.

Within the framework of step-by-step ease quarantine regime in Kazakhstan, the flights between Nur-Sultan and Almaty from May 1 has been made. Initially, the frequency of flights will be four flights per day. Flights will be carried out in accordance with the enhanced sanitary standards. They will carry fewer passengers and will use special remote seating method in the plane.

In order to prevent coronavirus spreading in Kazakhstan, the number of flights was reduced by 438 flights per week on international destinations on 97 routes, which makes up 99 percent of all international flights implemented.

Additionally, all domestic flights have been cancelled and currently no regular air services operate in the country.

The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Kazakhstan has reached 2,982. The first two cases of coronavirus infection were detected in Kazakhstan among those who arrived in Almaty city from Germany on March 13, 2020.


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