Opportunities to develop domestic flights in Zhambyl region of Kazakhstan

Within the framework of the state-owned infrastructure development program named Nurly Zhol, one considers some possibilities to develop domestic flights and renew previously existed air routes in Zhambyl region, Kazakhstan, Kazinform reported with reference to the Governor of this region.

It should be noted that in 1966 – 1990, there was an air service between the village of Moyynkum and the city of Taraz. AN-2 and YAK-40 aircraft made their passenger flights twice a day. However, in the 1990s, this air route ceased to function due to financial difficulties.

Moyynkum district is the most remote from the regional center. The air route between the village itself and the city of Taraz may be covered by car for 6 – 7 hours.

According to the press service of the Zhambyl Regional Governor’s Office, a flight will be launched between the village of Moyynkum and the regional center in the near future. During a working trip to Moyynkum district, the Governor Askar Myrzakhmetov listened to the villagers’ wishes and gave some specific instructions to those in charge on this issue.

“According to the Governor’s order, the issue to develop small aircraft in the region is being considered. Today, the possibilities for launching air routes to such villages, as Moyynkum and Tole Be, are being specified. A place for an airdrome has already been provided for in the Moyynkum district, and the costs of its construction are being calculated,” Bakytzhan Zhanibekov, the manager of the passenger transport and roads regional department, explained.

Zhambyl region, located in the south of Kazakhstan, covers an area of ​​144.2 thousand square kilometers. Over 1.2 million people live here. In Taraz, there is the Aulie-Ata International Airport, which, according to its technical characteristics, the availability of airfield equipment and personnel qualifications, is a modern air hub with wide technical capabilities for air communication with countries in Europe, Central and Southeast Asia.

Source – http://lenta.inform.kz/

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