(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 26. The number
of flights between Kazakhstan and the UK has increased, trend reports.
As noted by Kazakhstan's Civil Aviation Committee, if
previously Kazakhstan's Air Astana airline was permitted to carry
out up to 5 flights per week, after the negotiations held between
the countries in London on May 24 and 25, the number of flights was
increased to 7.
Reportedly, the negotiations held great importance and
complexity due to the imminent expiration of the existing
agreements that allowed Air Astana to conduct flights. Failure to
reach an agreement could have led to the cancellation of a portion
of the Almaty-London route flights.
As such, updated arrangements include up to 7 flights
per week between Astana and any destination in the UK; up to 7
flights per week between Almaty and any destination in the UK; and
up to 7 cargo flights per week on an irregular basis, including the
open skies regime in Kazakhstan with the fifth freedom of the
Based on the reached agreements, Air Astana plans to
increase the number of flights to London to 7 per week by the end
of this year.
The increased number of flights between Kazakhstan and
the UK is expected to accelerate the development of tourism,
cultural exchanges, investment opportunities, and business
cooperation between the two countries.
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