Direct flights Almaty-Hong Kong to be opened from late August
Aug 08. Trend. Astana
By D. Mukhtarov
The national carrier Air Astana will open direct flights from Almaty to Hong Kong and vice-versa from Aug.28, 2012, Vice-President of the company Ibrahim Zhanlyel toldjournalists.
“The frequency of flights – once a week by airliners Boeing 757, which have 16 seats in business class and 150 – in economy class. Cost of tickets to both sides, including all taxes, ranges from 83,225 tenge and 338,227 tenge, respectively ($ 1 – 149.7 tenge). Today, Hong Kong is the biggest business and tourist center in Asia and we are proud to offer all those who want to take advantage of direct flight Almaty-Hong Kong, which will be available from late August,” he said.
Since July 26 Kazakhstan can travel to Hong Kong without a visa if their stay in this administrative region of China will not exceed 14 days. Residents of Hong Kong, in turn, may also come to Kazakhstan without a visa.