Kazakhstan and Singapore Discuss Launching Direct Flights

ASTANA – The prospect for launching direct flights between Kazakhstan and Singapore was discussed on May 16 during a video conference meeting between the Committee of Civil Aviation Chair Talgat Lastayev and Director-General of the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore Han Kok Juan, according to the Kazakh Ministry of Industry and Infrastructural Development. 

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Lastayev offered to use Kazakhstan’s open skies regime, including the right to a fifth degree of freedom in the air. Han Kok Juan welcomed this proposal and said he would discuss it with Singapore Airlines, the flag carrier of the country. 

The parties agreed to continue the discussion at a meeting in July with the participation of representatives of Singapore Airlines and Singapore Changi Airport.

At the start of this year, Kazakhstan extended the open sky aviation policy for five years to 2027.

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