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MID RK told about the increase in the number of air passengers in Kazakhstan

31 January, 11:27 385
MID RK told about the increase in the number of air passengers in Kazakhstan

In Kazakhstan, the geography of international flights by opening of new air routes expands.

The record indicator was reached in the passenger flow by the air transport in 2017. Thus, during this period the number of air passengers increased by 23%. It was said by the Minister for Investments and Development of Kazakhstan, Zhenis Kassymbek, at the republican meeting, where the issues to increase the transport and logistic infrastructure were discussed, BNews.kz correspondent reported.

To ensure the attractiveness of air transport, the ground infrastructure of Kazakhstan airports has been practically prepared. Also, the geography of international flights is expanding due to the opening of new routes by both domestic and foreign airlines.

Zhenis Kassymbek said that the number of air passengers increased by 23%, in turn, the number of transit air passengers by 30%.

"It is certain, this was promoted by initiatives within the framework of EXPO-2017. Such projects as Open sky in Astana (open skies mode) for foreign carriers, 72 hours of visa-free regime for citizens of China at the airports of Astana, Almaty. To ensure the attractiveness of air transport, the ground infrastructure in Kazakhstan airports has been practically prepared," the minister said.

Also, according to the head of the Ministry, today the geography of international flights is expanding due to the opening of new routes, both domestic and foreign airlines.

"In general, the development of transit air transportation is one of the key directions within the project management, and in 2020 up to 1.6 million transit air passengers or an increase of 2.5 times will be provided," Kassymbek said.

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