Kazakhstan doesn’t plan to suspend scheduled flights – ministry

Kazakhstan Materials 28 October 2021 10:51 (UTC +04:00)
Kazakhstan doesn’t plan to suspend scheduled flights – ministry

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Oct. 28


In connection with the statements of the capital airport and the SCAT airline regarding the shortage of aviation fuel, the Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development of Kazakhstan (MIID) informed that the suspension of regular flights is not expected, Trend reports with reference to the press service of the ministry.

According to the ministry, in connection with the repair work at the Pavlodar Petrochemical Plant, there are certain difficulties in the domestic aviation fuel market with the production and provision of aviation kerosene for airports and airlines.

At the same time, uninterrupted refueling of regular passenger and cargo flights has been ensured. MIID, together with the Ministry of Energy, has developed a schedule for the supply of aviation fuel to airlines and airports from factories, private companies, KazMunayGas - Aero LLP until the Pavlodar Petrochemical Plant resumes operation on November 9, 2021.

The ministry noted that to date, the volume of the remaining aviation fuel at the airports amounts to 27,900 tons, 9,200 tons have been shipped from factories and are in transit, 15,600 tons have been contracted. The total volume amounts to 53,000 tons.

It is reported that the Pavlodar Petrochemical Plant will produce 2,000 tons of aviation fuel by the end of October, of which an additional volume will be allocated for the Nur-Sultan airport. Also, it is planned to additionally supply jet fuel from the Shymkent refinery of the SCAT airline.

According to the ministry, the remainder of aviation kerosene in the capital's airport amounts to 3,100 tons. In the coming days, it is expected to deliver 3,900 tons of aviation kerosene (3,000 tons from KazMunaGas-Aero LLP, 700 tons - Petrosan LLP, 200 tons - East fuel). At the Almaty airport, the remainder amounts to 5,400 tons, 4,000 tons are on the way, and 5,800 tons have been contracted.

It is noted that Air Astana airlines have 7,400 tons of residuals, SCAT – 1,700 tons, and 1,500 tons have been contracted.