Kazakhstan’s SCAT Airlines launches flights to Saudi Arabia

Starting from November 30, 2019, Kazakhstan’s SCAT Airlines will begin operating its flights en routes Almaty – Medina on Wednesdays and Almaty – Jeddah on Saturdays on its Boeing-757 aircraft, Trend reported on Thursday with reference to the Civil Aviation Committee, Kazakhstan.

“According to the current agreement between the aviation authorities of Kazakhstan and Saudi Arabia, the designated airlines of both parties have the right to operate four passenger and three scheduled cargo flights per week between the countries. The permitted cities for air carriers of Saudi Arabia include Nur-Sultan, Almaty, Shymkent and Karaganda, and for air carriers of Kazakhstan – Riyadh, Jeddah, Medina and Dammam,” the statement reads.

Formerly, SCAT Airlines made irregular flights to Saudi Arabia to transport Kazakhstani pilgrims during the Hajj period.

Since the beginning of 2019, the airline launched direct international flights from the capital of Kazakhstan to Prague, Ulan Bator, Moscow and Tokyo.

Recall that earlier, the President of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev, instructed the Government of Kazakhstan to increase the number of international flights connecting Kazakhstan with other countries of the world. In this regard, Kazakhstan is actively involved.

Source – https://en.trend.az/

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