Almaty airport may face large fine
Illustrative photo: Kazpravda.kz/Adilbek Tauekelov
Almaty International Airport may be ordered to pay a fine of 1,600 MCI. This was announced by the chief state sanitary doctor for transport Sadvakas Baigabulov, Kazpravda.kz reports.
According to him, Kazakhstanis have repeatedly raised the issue of overcrowded apron buses and also wondered how to maintain social distance in these conditions.
"For example, one of the air passengers posted in Facebook that she was forced to go to the plane by a crowded apron bus without observing sanitary standards at the Almaty airport, accompanying her story with a photograph. Specialists of the Department of control of quality and safety of goods and services in transport, based on the results of the violations revealed, initiated an administrative case against JSC Almaty International Airport under Part 1 of Article 425 of the Administrative Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan, which provides for a fine of 1,600 MCI," Baigabulov said.
He noted that the relevant services will control the boarding of passengers in order to avoid overcrowding.
"If other passengers find themselves in a similar situation or witnessed violations of restrictive quarantine requirements at other airports in Kazakhstan, please tag me on Facebook. We will respond immediately. You can also call 8 778 012 70 00," added the chief state sanitary doctor on transport.
Sadvakas Baigabulov urged airport managers to ensure compliance with social distance and mask regime, as well as install sanitizers not only in the airport terminal, but also in apron buses.