Direct flights btwn Kazakhstan and Japan may appear this year
Destinations for Kazakh airlines include Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, and for Japanese airlines - Astana, Almaty, and Karaganda.
The Kazakh Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development’s Civil Aviation Committee open a direct regular flight between Kazakhstan and Japan this year, BNews.kz correspondent reports.
According to the Committee’s press office, a legal framework to run regular flights between Kazakhstan and Japan was laid down in 2016, thus allowing for 14 regular flights a week without any restrictions for both sides, with destinations such as Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya for Kazakh airlines, and Astana, Almaty and Karaganda for Japanese airlines.
Note, there was no legal framework to run flights from Kazakhstan to Tokyo between the two countries. Work to open a direct regular flight heading Japan with is underway.
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev tasked Kazakh airlines to establish flights to Japan and the USA during an expanded session of the Kazakh Government.