Kazakhstan's SCAT resuming flights to Turkey, Russia

Transport Materials 16 June 2020 10:48 (UTC +04:00)
Kazakhstan's SCAT resuming flights to Turkey, Russia

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Jun. 16

By Nargiz Sadikhova - Trend:

Kazakhstan’s SCAT airline company is resuming flights to Turkey and Russia, Trend reports with reference to the company.

The company is resuming flights on two routes to each country.

Flights to Turkey will be carried out on Shymkent–Istanbul and Aktau–Istanbul routes two times a week from July 1.

In turn, the flights to Russia will be carried out on Moscow–Nur-Sultan route on June 18 and June 26, 2020.

The company added that weekly repatriation flights between Almaty and Seoul (South Korea) began on June 8, while regular flights between Almaty and Seoul will begin on July 1 and are to be carried out three times a week.

Starting from July 3, the company is launching a new regular Almaty-Batumi (Georgia) flight.

Earlier this month, Kazakhstan announced a decision to resume international flights to a number of countries.

The flights will be gradually resumed to Turkey, China, South Korea, Thailand, Georgia and Japan as of June 20, 2020.

"The number of flights on international routes will be based on existing intergovernmental agreements on air traffic and subject payload range on each route," the report said.

In March 2020, in order to prevent coronavirus spread 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 April 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.


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