Kazakhstan eyeing complete resuming of domestic air flights
BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 22
By Nargiz Sadikhova - Trend:
Kazakhstan is planning to completely resume air transportation between all Kazakh cities by May 25, 2020, Trend reports with reference to Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Industry and Infrastructural Development.
The ministry said that starting from May 25, 2020, all airports will resume operations, airline companies will have the right to independently determine the number of flights to implement, while the requirement for sanitary and quarantine measures will remain.
“The flights will be carried out with increased sanitary safety measures established by the chief sanitary doctor in transport, that is, using personal protective equipment, keeping social distance before boarding the aircraft and conducting enhanced disinfection of airports and aircrafts,” the ministry said.
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 7,597 cases. This includes 3,843 people who recovered from the coronavirus, and 35 patients who passed away.
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