NUR-SULTAN -- Kazakhstan and the United States plan to sign a civil-aviation open-skies treaty, Kazakh Deputy Industry Minister Berik Kamaliyev told parliament Monday (June 24), according to Inbusiness.kz.
"The signing process will start by the end of this year. The document will allow non-stop flights in 2021," he noted.
The number of airline passengers flying in or out of Kazakhstan last year increased to 7.9 million passengers, up from 7.4 million in 2017.
Increasing transport connections with the rest of the world is considered a way to bring economic prosperity and new ideas that thwart extremism.