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Kazakhstan negotiates with foreign airlines to launch new routes for the period of Expo

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“As part of the EXPO with the support of Kazakhstan Government, the work on the “open sky” system is carried out. We have negotiated and signed an agreement with new Finnish airline. Recently, we held talks with the authorities of Polish aviation. We have an agreement with Hungary, resume (flights -IA) with Austrian, Czech airlines. In addition, Air China will fly from China. On December 12, we will meet and request additional slots for Air Astana and Scat airlines, thereby we want to increase new international flights from Almaty to Xian and Tehran,” B. Kamaliyev has said.

Vice Minister said that there is trend of transit development from Southeast Asia, China and Korea through Astana and Almaty to Europe, Paris and London.

“As part of the 73rd step of the Plan of the Nation, work to expand the directions of the capital with the international financial centers is carried out. To date, direct flights from Astana operate to 5 international financial centers – Frankfurt, London, Dubai, Hong Kong, Seoul. Also, there are direct flights to Vienna, Paris, Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Istanbul, Urumqi and other. It is planned to open routes from Tokyo in 2018, Singapore- in 2019, New York-in 2020,” he informed.

Source: The Prime Minister of Kazakhstan

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