Air Astana Tickets To Become Cheaper in 2017
In 2017, airfares will be reduced in Kazakhstan, the chief regulator of the country’s monopoly said on Wednesday, December 21, 2016.
Serik Zhumangarin, Chairperson of the Committee for on Natural Monopolies Regulation and Protection of Competition under the Ministry of National Economy, Kazakhstan, commented on the decision in respect of Air Astana, according to Kazinform News Agency, Kazakhstan.
“As you know, there has been an investigation in respect of Air Astana recently. As a result, one has revealed so-called dynamic pricing, when the airline simultaneously uses very low and very high prices according to demand on certain days. As you know, to date, the airline announced a significant discount on the day of departure. They have declared a promotion called “Freedom”. In 2017, on the Air Company’s verbal assurances, prices of the most expensive tickets will be reduced by 10%. The Air Company’s pricing policy, one way or another, will vary because it is not possible to keep the market closed all the time. We are talking about the open sky policy”, the Chairperson of the above-mentioned Committee said, when answering the questions of the Kazakh Parliament members during the expanded meeting of the Parliament’s Committee on Economic Policy, Innovative Development and Entrepreneurship.
According to Mr. Zhumangarin, Kazakhstan announced the “open sky” principle during the EXPO-2017 Exhibition, thus allowing airlines to fly to Astana.
“Low-cost air carriers appeared. Victory Airlines, Russia, comes to the civil aviation market. Beck Air Airlines, Kazakhstan, is also in the low-cost segment. The situation is quite positive. I think we are optimistic about the development of this segment”, he explained.