(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) BAKU, Azerbaijan, June 7. The number
of passengers carried by Kazakhstan's airlines increased by 17
percent and reached 11 million people in 2022, Marat Karabayev,
Minister of Industry and Infrastructure Development said at a
government meeting, trend reports.
According to the minister, the positive trend
continues this year as well.
Meanwhile, aviation transit has been also growing at a
rapid pace. In 2022 alone, 410,000 flights were operated,
representing a remarkable 90 percent increase compared to 2021.
Currently, the country operates over 700 domestic
flights per week across 56 routes and provides international
transportation to 27 countries through 103 routes.
Moreover, nine additional destinations will be
introduced this year, including Doha (Qatar), Kuala Lumpur
(Malaysia), Ankara (Türkiye), Karachi (Pakistan), Lahore
(Pakistan), Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), Muscat (Oman), Prague (Czech
Republic), and Tel Aviv (Israel).
By 2025, flights to Mumbai (India), Hong Kong (China),
Vienna (Austria), Tokyo (Japan), Singapore (Singapore), New York
(the US), and other cities are also planned.
Also, it was noted that Kazakhstan's flight safety
compliance with international standards stands at an impressive 82
percent, the highest among CIS countries. The country ranks on par
with EU nations such as Denmark and Poland.
In 2023, modernization is scheduled for the Shymkent,
Almaty, Kyzylorda, and Kostanay airports.
Future plans for industry development include
increasing the level of flight safety compliance to 90 percent,
reconstructing all airport terminals, and completing the
construction of new terminals at Shymkent and Almaty airports,
among other initiatives.