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28 November, 2019 17:58

SCAT air company launches direct flights to Saudi Arabia

From November 30, 2019, SCAT air company starts operating flights on the routes Almaty-Jeddah (on Wednesdays) and Almaty-Medina (on Saturdays) on Boeing-757, Strategy2050.kz has learnt from the press service of the Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development.

SCAT air company launches direct flights to Saudi Arabia | Strategy2050.kz

The opening of new regular flights to one of the popular destinations from Kazakhstan will give a new impetus to the development of relations between the two countries. The new air route will allow representatives of religious and business communities, as well as tourist groups to plan trips with the most convenient schedule, saving time.

According to the current agreement between the aviation authorities of Kazakhstan and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the designated airlines of both parties have the right to perform 4 passenger flights and 3 cargo scheduled flights per week between the countries.

The permitted cities for KSA carriers are Nur-Sultan, Almaty, Shymkent and Karaganda, and for Kazakhstan carriers – Riyadh, Jeddah, Medina and Dammam.

Since 2016 SCAT air company performs irregular flights to Saudi Arabia to transport Kazakhstan’s pilgrims during the Hajj season.

Since the beginning of 2019, the air company has launched direct international flights from the capital of Kazakhstan to Prague, Ulaanbaatar, Moscow and Tokyo.

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