Prague will have a direct connection with Kazakhstan

12.04.2019

SCAT Airlines has confirmed that it will launch a new scheduled service between Prague and Astana. The airline will fly to the capital of Kazakhstan with Boeing 737 twice a week from June 2, 2019, every Thursday and Sunday. According to airport estimates, the new connection will use approximately 24,000 passengers per year in both directions.

“Launching regular flights from Prague to Astana is the result of more than a year’s negotiations, in addition to Prague Airport, the embassies of both countries and the agency CzechTourism. We have been following the growing potential of Kazakhstan as one of the most important markets in the post-Soviet countries for a long time. The new connection will be used primarily by Kazakh tourists, but we expect that it will also help to increase tourism from the Czech Republic and develop mutual business cooperation, ”said Václav Řehoř, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Prague Airport.

A new direct route to Kazakhstan will also allow passengers to easily transfer to other flights to other cities in Kazakhstan, such as Almaty, Shymkent, Taraz, Oskemen or Pavlodar.

“We are confident that connecting the capitals of the Czech Republic and Kazakhstan will be of great benefit to the development of both countries’ tourism,” said Vladimir Denisov, president of SCAT Airlines.