Qatar Airways to launch flights to Kazakhstan by December this year
The Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan is working to attract new airlines to Kazakhstan under the open skies regime, the Ministry’s press release reads.
The negotiations have taken place today in Doha (Qatar) between the aviation
authorities of Kazakhstan and Qatar, with Mr. Abdullah Nasser Turki Al-Subai, President of the Civil Aviation Administration of Qatar, representing the Qatari delegation and Talgat Lastaev, Chairman of the Civil Aviation Committee of the Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development of Kazakhstan, heading a Kazakh delegation.
The talks have been joined by Askar Shokybaev, Kazakh Ambassador to Qatar, as well as by the representatives of Qatar Airways, Air Astana, and Almaty Airport.
The legal framework has been established for running 7 flights per week between Nur-Sultan and Doha, between Almaty and Doha, as well as 7 cargo flights per week, as well as with the fifth freedom under the open skies regime implemented in Kazakhstan.
According to Mr. Fathi Atti, Senior Vice President at Qatar Airways, the first flights between Nur-Sultan and Doha are due to be launched in December this year, thus Kazakh passengers get access to 160 destinations around the world.
Qatai Airways is a national airline of Qatar, one of the largest in the world, with the fleet of 233 aircraft. Hamad International Airport is the main transit hub of Qatar Airways, which carried around 29 million passengers in 2018.