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Aviation losses will amount to 300 billion tenge – Ministry of Industry and Infrastructural Development of the Republic of Kazakstan

Created on 23.04.2020 17:23

Due to coronavirus, pandemic, domestic flights were suspended by 100% and international by 98%, inbusiness.kz reports.

According to the Minister of Industry and Infrastructural Development – Beibut Atamkulov, the loss of operating income in the industry may amount to about 300 billion tenge by the end of the year.

In the field of civil aviation, in connection with the coronavirus pandemic, domestic flights were suspended by 100% and international by 98%. ” Despite the current situation, for the first quarter of this year, positive passenger growth rates continued, the minister said.

The number of passengers carried during the reporting period amounted to 1.7 million people, which is 5.2% more than the same period in 2019 (1.6 million people).

This year we plan to launch a new international airport in Turkestan and a passenger terminal in Shymkent. We will begin the reconstruction of the runway of the Urjar airport,- stated Atamkulov.

In case of allocation of financing, reconstruction of two more take-off and landing airports in the cities of Ust-Kamenogorsk and Usharal will be launched.

In general, in the next five years, the department plans to build 13 aerodromes.

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