Astana, Kazakhstan, May 28
By Daniyar Mukhtarov - Trend:
The air service will be resumed between Kazakhstan and Mongolia, Kazakhstan's Transport and Communications Ministry said on May 28.
Kazakhstan's Air Astana airlines plans to open flights from Astana to Ulan Bator soon and the Bek Air airlines is expected to open regular flights on the Astana - Bayan-Ulgiy - Astana route this summer.
The Deputy Chairman of Kazakhstan's Civil Aviation Committee, Talgat Lastaev said that a memorandum of understanding signed between the two countries' aviation authorities contributed to opening the new flights.
The memorandum of understanding was signed during the 6th meeting of the Kazakhstan-Mongolia intergovernmental commission on trade, economic, scientific, technical and cultural cooperation.
"We have repeatedly discussed this issue with our colleagues. We initialed the text of the memorandum in early April and now we have signed it. It is pleasant that this initiative was supported by the Kazakh carriers and now the air service will simultaneously be created with several Mongolian cities," Lastaev said.