Kazakhstan reached agreements on air services with Turkey, Austria
As part of the open skies regime from the Head of State the Austrian and Turkish airlines have now the opportunity to operate regular flights to 11 Kazakh airports (Nur-Sultan, Almaty, Shymkent, Aktau, Karaganda, Ust-Kamenogorsk, Pavlodar, Kokshetau, Taraz, Petropavlovsk, Semey) without restrictions to use fifth freedom of the air, the Kazakhstan Civil Aviation Administration informs.
Between Kazakhstan and Austria, the number of flights has increased to 21 times per week, namely flights from Vienna to Nur-Sultan has increased to 7 flights. Moreover, the designated airlines (Austrian Airlines, Air Astana) were given the opportunity to perform 7 flights per week Vienna - Almaty en route and 7 flights per week Vienna – Aktau en route.
The Turkish side supports the expansion of air traffic to Nur-Sultan, Almaty and plans to open regular flights to Aktau and Kostanay, and has a stake in being among first foreign airlines to fly to Turkestan once the airport is operational.
The mutually beneficial cooperation in the field of air transport was discussed.