BAKU, Azerbaijan, October 3. Kazakhstan's delegation lead by Civil Aviation Committee Chairman Talgat Lastayev held discussion with Malaysia's aviation authorities as part of 41st session of of the Assembly of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Trend reports via press service of Kazakh Committee.
Malaysian delegation was led by the director of Chief Executive Officer Civil Aviation Authority Chester Voo Chee Soon with the participation of Ministry of Transport of Malaysia, the management of AirAsia and Malaysia Airlines the largest low-cost airlines in Southeast Asia.
During the meeting, the parties discussed the issues of resuming direct flights between Kazakhstan and Malaysia.
Earlier, before the COVID-19 pandemic Civil Aviation Committee of Kazakhstan conducted work to open flights by AirAsia airlines to Kazakhstan in 2019, however, it was suspended due to quarantine restrictions.
Kazakhstan proposed to use 'open skies' regime introduced following the order of the president.
According to the management of AirAsia, it's planned to launch flights in 2023 to Kazakhstan from Kuala Lumpur International Airport with further flight to a third country (fifth degree of freedom of air).
The parties agreed that Executive Director of AirAsia Benyamin Ismail will visit Kazakhstan to work out the technical issues of launching a direct flight in the second half of October,2022.