New flights from Nur-Sultan to Shanghai and Urumqi will open in 2020
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New flights from Nur-Sultan to Shanghai and Urumqi are to be opened in 2020, Kazpravda.kz reports citing the press service of the Civil Aviation Committee of the RK MIID.
"As part of the International Forum of Airlines and Airports Routes Silk Road 2019, the Civil Aviation Committee and Nur-Sultan administration signed memorandums of understanding with one of China’s largest airlines, China Eastern Airlines, as well as with China's low-cost airline Urumqi Airlines. The signed memorandums provide for the possibility of opening direct flights from these cities of China to the capital of Kazakhstan,” the message says.
It is noted that the opening of the flight Nur-Sultan - Shanghai is expected in the first quarter of 2020. It is also reported that Kazakh airlines also plan to fly in this direction.
The headquarters of China Eastern Airlines is located in Shanghai. China Eastern Airlines has a fleet of more than 700 aircraft with an average operation time less than 5.5 years. Thus, the airline is the owner of one of the youngest fleets in the world. Also, being a member of the SkyTeam aviation alliance, China Eastern Airlines serves over 100 million passengers worldwide, ranking 7th in the world. Today, China Eastern Airlines works in 177 countries of the world.
Urumqi Airlines, making regular flights, operates 15 passenger aircraft.