Turkestan Airport received its first scheduled flight
Created on 02.12.2020 11:46
On December 1, the first scheduled flight was operated between Turkestan and Nur-Sultan, according to the press service of the Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development.
The first flight between Turkestan and Nur-Sultan was operated by the domestic low-cost carrier Fly Arystan. For the first Nur-Sultan - Turkestan flight were sold 168 tickets (93% load), the opposite direction was amounted to 161 (92% load).
It should be noted, the international Turkestan airport is the first airport in Kazakhstan, which was built from scratch. At the first stage, Kazakhstan airlines "Fly Arystan", "Qazaq Air" and "SCAT" want to succeed in air communication with the capital and Almaty, later to develop further connection with other regional centers of Kazakhstan.
The first international routes are scheduled to be launched to Istanbul and Dubai. While the air traffic and industry have been recovering, it has been suggested to launch flights to Moscow, Baku, Samarkand and other cities.
To support foreign airlines and expand the flight geography, the International Turkestan Airport would develop the "open skies" regime. Therefore, foreign tourists will be able to visit the spiritual center of the Turkic world.
The total area of the airport is 905.3 hectares, the passenger terminal's area is 10.5 thousand m2, the runway is 3,300x45 m, the capacity is 450 passengers per hour.