8-Nov-2019 1:21 PM

Kazakhstan expects Open Skies regime to result in fare reduction and additional pax

Kazakhstan's Civil Aviation Committee (KCAA), via its official Facebook account, announced (07-Nov-2019) chairman Talgat Lastayev said the introduction of an Open Skies regime at 11 airports in Kazakhstan was part of the work on the reduction of airfares. Mr Lasteyev said: "We now expect the development of competition, this is definitely good for decreasing the price of air services". Mr Lasteyev added Kazakhstan studied the implementation of the regime overseas and found the measure results in additional passengers. Passengers in Kazakhstan are expected to increase to 20 million by 2038. Mr Lasteyev also expects the measure to have a positive impact on domestic carriers. Mr Lastayev said work is also being conducted on reducing fuel prices and airport charges, with the aim of decreasing airfares.

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