15 Apr 2024 17:00

Air carriers of Kazakhstan, Armenia receive permission to operate mutual flights without restrictions

ASTANA. April 15 (Interfax) - The aviation authorities of Kazakhstan and Armenia signed a memorandum of understanding allowing the air carriers of the two countries to operate mutual flights without restrictions, the press service of Kazakhstan's Transport Ministry said on Monday.

The air carriers of the two countries have received the right to operate flights to authorized destinations on the territories of Armenia and Kazakhstan using the third, fourth and fifth so-called "freedoms of the air" without restrictions on frequency of flights, capacity or types of aircraft. In Kazakhstan, these destinations include the cities of Astana, Almaty, Shymkent, Aktau, Karaganda, Ust-Kamenogorsk, Pavlodar, Kokshetau, Taraz, Petropavlovsk, Semey, Turkestan and Aktobe.

In addition, Armenian Airlines received permission from the Kazakh side to operate regular flights on the route Yerevan - Ashgabat - Astana with commercial rights through the end of 2027. The leading airlines operating commercial flights in Kazakhstan are Air Astana, FlyArystan, QazaqAir and SCAT.