Kazakhstan-China to increase flights frequency in 2017
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 28
By Elena Kosolapova – Trend:
Frequency of flights between the cities of Kazakhstan and China will increase in 2017, Kazakh Investment and Development Ministry said in a message after a meeting of Kazakh Investment and Development Minister Jenis Kasymbek and Chinese Transport Minister Li Xiaopeng.
The weekly flights between Almaty and Beijing will increase from 5 to 7 in 2017.Meanwhile, the weekly flights between Astana and Beijing will increase from 2 to 4.
Moreover additional flights will be launched on the Astana-Urumqi and the Almaty-Urumqi routes.
During the meeting, the two ministers discussed cooperation in transit transportation, rail and road transportation, as well as air transportation.
In addition, they discussed the activity of the Chinese port of Lianyungang, the Khorgos International Center of Boundary Cooperation, located on Kazakh-Chinese border, and the Special Economic Zone Khorgos in Kazakhstan.
Container transit from China to Europe and vice versa through Kazakhstan is increasing. According to Investment and Development Ministry, 62,816 containers were transported from China to Europe through Kazakhstan in January-November 2016.
Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev in a message to Kazakh people in late January set the task to increase the transit container transportation 7 times by 2020. This aim is consistent with the goals of China.