Kazakh Airlines Can Now Fly To European Union
From now on, Kazakh airlines can fly to the European Union, as the European Commission has recently adopted an appropriate decision, i.e. the flight ban has been lifted. The EU aviation authorities have recognized that the air safety level of the airlines registered in Kazakhstanis at the appropriate level, according to ICAO requirements, reports KazWorld.info with reference to the website aviaport.ru.
Kazakhstan was excluded from the so-called European Union’s aviation security “black list”. The solution was not surprising. All violations identified by the ICAO, have been systematically eliminated.
The aeronautical authorities of the aforesaid country hope that the lifting of restrictions will lead to passenger growth through key airports of the state. One expects increase due to transit between Asia and the EU. This system involves the airports located in Kazakhstan’s Astana and Almaty. At the end of this year, passenger air traffic at these airports amounted over 300,000 passengers. By 2020, this figure will increase to one million passengers per year.
Aviation authorities began their work on improving the safety level and passenger service quality several years ago. A CAAi company, which specializes in consulting in the civil aviation sector, made its big contribution in this. This company is a structural subdivision of the British authorities.
Once Kazakhstan has left the black list, Kazakh airlines were able to breathe freely. On the other hand, the situation has not changed for the national airline Air Astana, as it was not included in the black list, and a regional air carrier Qazaq Air, as the latter did not apply for flights to the EU.