Kazakhstan’s Civil Aviation Committee celebrates International Civil Aviation Day by highlighting important achievements in 2022, QazMonitor reports citing the Civil Aviation Committee's press service.
On December 7, the Committee announced that Kazakhstan's national airlines have carried about 9 million people in the first 10 months of this year.
The number shows a 16% increase compared to the same period last year. The passenger traffic for Air Astana was about 3.4 million people, FlyArystan – about 2.6 million people, SCAT – 2.4 million people, and Qazaq Air – 500 thousand people.
Following the positive growth of flyers, the Kazakh aircraft fleet will be replenished by 51 units by 2025. The renewal of the fleet of the national airlines is expected to reduce the number of delays, increase capacity, improve the quality of passenger services, and add new routes.
At present, domestic passengers can take a direct flight to 29 countries.
In 2022, the following routes have been restored: Almaty–Milan, Almaty–Heraklion, Almaty–Nha Trang, Turkestan–Kuwait, Almaty–Ankara, Astana–Ankara, Almaty–Surgut, Almaty–Tyumen, Almaty–Novosibirsk, Astana–St. Petersburg, Almaty–Ashgabat.
New flights are expected on the routes Aktau–Ankara, Shymkent–Ankara, Almaty–Medina, Aktau–Medina, and Astana–Nha Trang by the end of December. In the spring and summer seasons of 2023, there will be flights operating on the routes Astana–Baku and Shymkent–Dushanbe.
Starting on December 26, Air Seychelles plans to launch flights between Kazakhstan and Seychelles in the Almaty-Mahe direction.
Kazakh airlines plan to open flights to Pakistan in the Astana–Karachi and Shymkent–Karachi directions, as well as to increase the number of flights carried out to India via Almaty–Delhi, to China via Almaty–Chengdu, and to Great Britain via Almaty–London among others.