BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 8
By Nargiz Sadikhova - Trend:
Kazakhstan’s Air Astana airline company is resuming flights to country’s regional centers, the company told Trend.
Thus, starting from May 12, 2020 the company will resume flights to Aktobe and Kyzylorda cities from Almaty, and from May 13 from Nur-Sultan.
Flights from Almaty to Ust-Kamenogorsk city from Almaty will be resumed on May 13, from Nur-Sultan on May 14, 2020.
The flights will be carried out via Airbus A320/A321 and Embraer E190-E2. The company said that the flights to other cities will be resumed as the airports resume work in these cities.
On March 15, 2020, Kazakhstan’s president signed a decree introducing an emergency state in Kazakhstan due to the coronavirus outbreak, which came in force on March 16 and was to last till April 15, 2020.
Later, by a decree of Kazakhstan's president, the emergency state period in Kazakhstan was extended till May 1, 2020, and then till May 11, 2020.
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.
The first two cases of coronavirus infection were detected in Kazakhstan among those who arrived in Almaty city from Germany on March 13, 2020.
The latest data said that the total number of coronavirus cases in Kazakhstan reached 4,690, including 1,518 people who recovered from the coronavirus, and 31 patients who passed away.