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Kazakhstan and South Korea to Resume Direct Air Service, Boosting Bilateral Ties

Astana, April 29, 2024, The Europe Today: Following productive discussions between aviation authorities of Kazakhstan and South Korea held in February and March this year, plans are underway to reopen direct air service between the two capitals, as reported by Kazakhstan’s media outlets.

Air Astana, the national carrier of Kazakhstan, has announced its intention to resume flights between the two countries, with operations set to commence on June 15. The scheduled flights will operate twice a week, specifically on Wednesdays and Saturdays, utilizing the Airbus A321LR aircraft, boasting a passenger capacity of 166.

The revival of direct air connectivity between Kazakhstan and South Korea is anticipated to catalyze a surge in trade, economic, business, and tourism activities. The enhanced accessibility afforded by these flights is poised to facilitate smoother interactions between businesses, investors, and travelers from both nations.

As part of their strategic collaboration, Kazakhstan and South Korea are committed to expanding the scope and frequency of flights, thereby fortifying the existing air linkages and facilitating greater mobility between the two countries. This initiative reflects their shared commitment to fostering closer ties and capitalizing on the economic and cultural synergies that exist between them.

The resumption of direct air service marks a significant milestone in the bilateral relations between Kazakhstan and South Korea, underscoring their mutual determination to deepen cooperation across various sectors. As both nations navigate the complexities of the post-pandemic landscape, the reinstatement of air connectivity emerges as a pivotal step towards revitalizing economic exchanges and fostering people-to-people connections.

With Air Astana poised to play a central role in facilitating seamless travel between Kazakhstan and South Korea, travelers can look forward to enhanced convenience and accessibility, further enriching the bilateral relationship and opening new avenues for collaboration and exchange.

The forthcoming launch of direct flights symbolizes a renewed era of engagement and partnership between Kazakhstan and South Korea, offering a promising trajectory for mutual growth and prosperity in the years to come.