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"An open sky" was opened at 11 airports of Kazakhstan

Created on 08.11.2019 09:29

“An open sky” regime has been established at 11 airports in Kazakhstan, Tengrinews.kz reports with reference to the Civil Aviation Committee of the IIR. On November 1, the regime of "open sky" will introduce at airports of the cities of Nur - Sultan, Almaty, Shymkent, Aktau, Karaganda, Ust-Kamenogorsk, Pavlodar, Kokshetau, Taraz, Petropavlovsk and Semey. The regime provides for the removal of restrictions on the number of flights and the provision of foreign airlines fifth degree of "freedom of air" in areas that Kazakhstan carriers do not operate on, "the committee said. The fifth degree of “freedom of air” implies flights of a foreign airline through the cities of Kazakhstan to the cities of third countries. The duration of the regime is three years with the possibility of further extension. The KGA added that the "open skies" mode would increase the competition of air carriers and ultimately reduce the cost of air tickets. The KGA also said that SalamAir plans to begin flying from Muscat to Almaty in 2020. Air Astana plans to open flights to Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), three flights a week, in the first quarter of 2020, SCAT plans to start flights to Jeddah and Medina twice a week from November 30, 2019. On December 22, a flight on the route Yekaterinburg - Almaty with Ural Airlines will be launched. Starting December 13, Fly Arystan Airlines will begin daily flights on the Nur Sultan - Moscow route. The Polish airline LOT will increase the number of flights to seven a week from Warsaw to Nur Sultan from the summer of 2020 and will open flights to Almaty in 2021.

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