Kazakhstan's Air Astana to establish cargo transporting division
BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 23
By Nargiz Sadikhova - Trend:
Kazakhstan’s Air Astana airline company is planning to create a division for international freight transport, Trend reports with reference to the airline company.
The division - Air Astana Cargo – is to operate three converted Boeing 767-300 planes.
The first Boeing 767-300 plane is already reconfiguring the cabin in the engineering and technical center of the Almaty airport. The process includes dismantling of passenger seats and decorative partitions.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Air Astana is transporting medical equipment and medical supplies to Kazakhstan, Europe and Central Asia. Boeing 767-300 passenger plane is used for transportation.
Thanks to the semi-cargo plane, the airline will increase the volume of transported goods and will be able to offer customers more flexible conditions.
Established in 2001, Air Astana company is one of the largest airline companies in Kazakhstan. Prior to emergency state, Air Astana operated a fleet of 34 aircrafts on over 60 domestic and international routes.
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.
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