An Expanded Panel of the Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Created on 19.02.2020 17:10

On February 18, an expanded panel of the Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan was conducted, where the results of activities for 2019 were evaluated and tasks were outlined for current year. According to established practice, the deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan participated at this session.
Following the panel results, Roman Sklyar has announced several instructions on the ministry activities. One of the most important issues is the development of civil aviation. Roman Sklyar has noted the need to continue a collaboration with foreign airlines as part of the "Open Skies" implementation.
Currently, Kazakhstan has communications with 26 countries in 99 directions. Previous year, 12 flights were opened. This year, it is scheduled to launch 14 new air routes. In 2019, in civil aviation, the dynamics of the main indicators has shown a stable growth. The transit flow reached around 1 million passengers. Over 8 million passengers were transported, which is 9% more than in 2018.
On behalf of the Head of State, in 2019, Kazakhstan had introduced an "open skies" mode at 11 airports of the country. Companies such as Qatar Airways, Emirates, Air Asia, Israir, Salam Air, Jazeera Airways, LOT will arrive on country's airspace. Kazakhstan plans to launch a connection in such areas as Doha, Maskad, Kuala Lumpur and others. In 2020, it is also scheduled to launch such directions as Almaty-Paris and Almaty-Mumbai.
During 5 years, it is planned to create 13 aerodromes. It should be noted, according to the instructions of the Head of State, the MIID of the Republic of Kazakhstan intends to complete an audit of all airlines, operating regular flights to improve safety under the new regulatory model in the first half of 2020.
Expectedly, in cooperation with British Civil Aviation Agency experts, Kazakhstan Aviation Authorities will intensify efforts to bring the civil aviation industry regulatory system in accordance with European requirements and the best international practices. In addition, it is scheduled to complete the recruitment of "Aviation Administration of Kazakhstan" JSC by high-potential talents, as well as a training of inspectors.