Air transit passenger traffic increased by 45 times

Beibut Atamkulov, Minister of Industry and Infrastructure Development, Kazakhstan, spoke about the growth of key indicators in civil aviation, Kazinform reported.

“Following the results of Jan-Aug 2019, the number of passengers served increased by 6.3%. 5.6 million passengers were transported, which is by 1.8% more than the same indicator in 2018. Over the past seven years, transit passenger traffic has increased by 45 times, and we plan to bring this figure to one million transit passengers this year,” Mr. Atamkulov said at the government meeting.

According to him, 59 airlines operate in the country including the fact that nine Kazakh airlines have access to flights to European Union countries.

“In the domestic market, flights on 54 air routes are carried out by eight Kazakh airlines. The state registry of aircraft registered 893 aircraft. According to ICAO standards in terms of flight safety, Kazakhstan ranks second among the CIS countries, with an indicator of 74%. The security level of airports is 83%. Kazakhstan’s achievements in the civil aviation security on September 24 were awarded with an ICAO Council award. This year, three air crashes were registered, all the accidents occurred with small aircraft,” the Minister emphasized.

He noted the growth and renewal of the aircraft fleet, as well as an increase in flight intensity.

“As part of the implementation of the 68th step, an organization began to work, the activity of which is aimed at ensuring technical control and supervision of airlines and aircraft,” the Minister concluded.

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