Kazakh Government tells who buys Almaty International Airport

Beibut Atamkulov, Minister of Industry and Infrastructure Development, Kazakhstan, commented on the information on the sale of the Almaty International Airport, Kazinform reported.

“Currently, negotiations are underway with one Turkish company. At the moment I can’t comment. Most likely, this is not a completed transaction,” Mr. Atamkulov said on the sidelines of the Government.

“The airport in Almaty is owned by a private company, so it has been selling,” he added.

According to the minister, passengers expect some positive changes.

“I think that this will be a good step in terms of improving the quality of service and attracting additional investments. As far as I know, a company comes in that owns several airports under management. And, it seems, these include two airports in France,” Mr. Atamkulov added.

He emphasized that Almaty International Airport is one of the largest one in Central Asia.

“We need some modernization and reconstruction of the passenger terminal itself for the convenience of passengers, because passenger traffic through this airport is growing annually. Moreover, the Ministry’s recent order on “Open Sky” was recently adopted, and it will allow increasing the number of air routes,” the minister concluded.

In August 2019, some Kazakh media published information about the possible sale of Almaty International Airport’s shares.

The Almaty International Airport Joint Stock Company was established in 1995; the national aviation company named Kazakhstan Kue Zholy became the sole shareholder. After that, several shareholders of the Almaty International Airport were replaced.

Source – http://lenta.inform.kz/

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