Airlines in Kazakhstan transport 7.8m passengers in 2018

Kazakhstan´s Minister of Investment and Development has reported the number of passengers transported by Kazakhstan airlines in 2018 was 7.8 million, an increase of 7% over 2017, the group said.

The figure is forecast to reach 10 million by 2020, a 35% increase on the 2017 results.

The Kazakh prime minister reported Kazakhstan´s airports served 14.2 million passengers in 2017, up 17% year-on-year.

Air Astana, the flag carrier of Kazakhstan said passenger traffic growth in the domestic market in 2018 was low and lagged behind the international traffic.

Last year saw the completion of a new passenger terminal at Astana as part of the government´s infrastructure development program.