Kazakhstan’s Transport Ministry Sets Ambitious Agenda for Aviation Sector in 2025

Created on 27.02.2024 14:39

In a comprehensive address to the expanded meeting of the board of the Transport Ministry of Kazakhstan, Transport Minister Marat Karabayev outlined the key objectives poised to shape the trajectory of the domestic aviation sector throughout the year 2025. The Ministry’s press service released the details of the minister’s announcement.
One of the major highlights of the ambitious plan is the imminent completion of new passenger terminals at airports in Shymkent, Kyzylorda, and Almaty cities within the current year. Minister Karabayev emphasized that this development would significantly augment the airport throughput capacity, increasing it fivefold to 14 million passengers in Almaty, sixfold to two million passengers in Kyzylorda, and sevenfold to six million passengers in Shymkent.
In a strategic move, an Emirati investor is set to commence the repair of the runway at the Kazakh capital’s airport using their own funds. Additionally, plans are underway to initiate the reconstruction of the runway in Pavlodar city’s airport, as well as the platform and taxiways of Balkhash airport.
The nation is actively seeking private investors to establish multimodal centers at airports, a step aimed at fostering comprehensive transportation solutions.
The Transport Ministry aims to bolster the country’s aircraft fleet by acquiring 25 planes by the conclusion of 2025, a move designed to enhance the nation’s connectivity and logistical capabilities.
Addressing the critical issue of jet fuel shortage, Kazakhstan is increasing its import of jet fuel, including JET A-1. Notably, the Almaty airport’s refueling complex is set to transition to JET A-1 fuel from June 2024. To counteract potential price fluctuations, the Ministry is considering the direct purchase of jet fuel by airlines.
Minister Karabayev articulated the vision for substantial growth in both passenger and cargo metrics over the next six years. The plan aims to double the number of passengers while increasing the amount of cargo handled by 7%, underlining Kazakhstan’s commitment to a robust and dynamic aviation sector.
The comprehensive strategy unveiled by the Transport Ministry sets the stage for a transformative period in Kazakhstan’s aviation landscape, promising enhanced infrastructure, increased connectivity, and improved logistical capabilities.