Nearly 3 million passengers transported by Kyrgyz and foreign airlines in 2017

Kyrgyz and foreign airlines transported 2,950,585 passengers for 2017, which is by 14.5% more, as compared to the same period last year. This is stated in the report of the Kyrgyz Ministry of Transport and Roads, as a result of the work in 2017.

One has noted that Kyrgyz airlines carried 1,509,911 passengers, including 838,338 ones on their international flights, which is by 36.6% more, as compared to 2016. As regards domestic flights, 671,573 passengers used sir services, which is by 35.6% more, as compared to 2016.

Foreign airlines carried 1,440,674 passengers on their international flights, which is by 1.3% less than in 2016.

“The increase in the number of transported passengers by Kyrgyz and foreign airlines in comparison with 2016 is due to the expansion of the air route network, launching new destinations, increasing in the number of flights on existing air routes, due to the increase in competing airlines and low cost of air tickets,” the report said.

Since the beginning of 2017, the following new international destinations have been launched: Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan – Voronezh, Russia, by Avia Traffic Company (Kyrgyzstan) and Novosibirsk, Russia – Tamchy, Kyrgyzstan, by S7 Airlines, Russia.

During the summer tourist season, Uzbekistan Airways launched its regular charter flights en route Tashkent, Uzbekistan – Tamchy, whereas Kazakhstan’s Qazaq Air and Beck Air operated their regular charter flights en route Almaty, Kazakhstan – Tamchy, Issyk-Kul Region.

In December 2017, Air Manas, Kyrgyzstan, launched its flight en route Bishkek – Tashkent – Bishkek with a frequency of two times a week. Since March 26, 2017, Tez Jet Airlines, Kyrgyzstan, has resumed its domestic flights operating once a week en route Bishkek – Isfana – Bishkek. Frequencies of the Bishkek – Dzhalal-Abad domestic airline has been increased up to two flights per week. During the summer period, one has also initiated regular domestic flights from Osh, Kyrgyzstan, to the Issyk-Kul International Airport.

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