On May 24-25 in London, the aviation authorities of Kazakhstan and the United Kingdom agreed to expand the number of flights, including the establishment of a flight route between the capitals of the two countries, QazMonitor reports citing the civil aviation committee.
Kazakh delegation led by Talgat Lastayev, the chair of the civil aviation committee, and Jeff Bevan, the UK's deputy chief air services negotiator at the department for transport, focused on renewing the expiring terms of the national carrier Air Astana's flights to the UK.
Under the previous terms, Air Astana was granted permission to operate direct flights between Almaty and London, with a frequency of five flights per week on a temporary basis until June 15 of the current year.
Based on the agreements reached, the national carrier plans to increase the number of flights to London to seven per week by the end of this year.
The number of permitted flights between the two countries has been increased as follows:
up to seven flights per week between Astana and any destination in the UK
up to seven flights per week between Almaty and any destination in the UK
up to seven cargo flights per week on an irregular basis utilizing the 5th degree of Air Freedom