Kazakhstan's cargo transportation by air dwindles
BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 20
By Nargiz Sadikhova - Trend:
Kazakhstan’s revenue from transportation of cargo, luggage and cargo luggage via air transport amounted to 2.2 billion tenge ($5.3 million) over first four months of 2020, which is 15.1 percent less than during the same period of 2019, Trend reports with reference to Kazakhstan’s Statistics Committee.
The volume of cargo, luggage and cargo luggage transported via air transport during the reporting period amounted to 6,090 tons, which is 24 percent less compared to the same period of last year.
Cargo turnover amounted to 15.9 million ton-kilometers which is 48 percent less than during the same period of last year.
In turn, Kazakhstan’s revenue from passenger transportation amounted to 69.07 billion tenge ($166.4 million) over the first four months of 2020, which is 30.3 percent less than during the same period of last year.
Number of transported passengers amounted to 1.6 million people, which is 32.7 percent less than during the same period of last year (2.1 million people).
The passenger traffic amounted to 3.1 billion passenger kilometers during the reporting period, which compared to 4.5 billion passenger kilometers over the same period of 2019, indicates a decrease by 30.9 percent.
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 no regular air services operated in the country over the period from Apr. till May 1, 2020.
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 total number of coronavirus cases confirmed in Kazakhstan since the virus was first confirmed in the country amounted to 6,969 cases. This includes 3,649 people who recovered from the coronavirus, and 35 patients who passed away.
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