Charter flights by foreign companies banned from Kazakhstan since July 21


Charter flights by foreign companies banned from Kazakhstan since July 21Prohibition on charter flights by foreign air companies from Kazakhstan will be introduced from July 21, informs the press service of the Ministry of Transport and Communications.

This measure is aimed at guaranteeing passengers on quality and timely provision of services by airlines.

Currently, charter companies, which are operating on the territory of Kazakhstan, enter into contracts to provide services directly with tour operators and are not responsible for failure or delay to passengers.

As the chairman of the Civil Aviation Committee under the Transport Ministry Beken Seidakhmetov says, permissions to allow foreign carriers to form charters in Kazakhstan will be issued until July 21. However, after transforming these flights to a regular format, they will be able to continue their activities. For this it is necessary to make amendments to the intergovernmental agreement according to which there is air service between the two countries.

In contrast to charter flights, the schedule of regular flights is coordinated by aviation administrations of the two countries, and the responsibility for their implementation is determined by intergovernmental agreement.

It should be reminded that due to bankruptcy of the Turkish Airlines – Sky Airlines – in June, Kazakh tourists failed to timely return to Kazakhstan with the tickets already purchased. Their return was organized by Kazakh government. Similar situations have occurred previously.

Law “On amendments and additions to some legislative acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan”, providing for prohibition of foreign carriers for charter flights from the territory of Kazakhstan, shall enter into force on 21 July.