Kazakhstan To Launch New Flights Ahead Of EXPO 2017

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Oct. 27–Kazakhstan negotiates with several foreign airlines to launch new routes during Expo 2017 exhibition in Astana, Kazakh Prime Minister’s official website reported with the reference to Investment and Development Vice Minister Berik Kamaliyev.

He noted that Finnish airline will launch flight within signed agreements. Moreover Kazakhstan has held negotiations with Polish aviation authorities, an agreement on flights has been reached with Hungary.

In addition, Austrian, Czech airlines will resume flights to Kazakhstan, Air China will fly from China, according to the vice minister. On December 12, Kazakhstan plans to meet with aviation authorities of Iran and China and request additional slots for Kazakh Air Astana and Scat airlines in order to increase international flights from Almaty to Chinese Xian and Iranian Tehran, Kamaliyev said.

The vice minister noted that Kazakh capital Astana is connected by direct flights with 5 international financial centers — Frankfurt, London, Dubai, Hong Kong and Seoul.

Moreover there are direct flights from Astana to the cities of Vienna, Paris, Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Istanbul, Urumqi and other. In 2018 it is planned to launch direct flight from Astana to Tokyo, in 2019 — in Singapore, in 2020 — to New York, he said.

The EXPO-2017 titled “Future Energy” will last from June 10 until September 10. Over 100 countries will take part in the exhibition. The World’s Fair EXPO exhibition has been held since 1851.