According to the press service of the Ministry of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Kazakhstan, 15 out of 79 international air routes operating in the country were launched in 2013, inform.kz reports.
The ministry confirms that 13 new European-produced airliners were purchased last year. The disability service standards are to be introduced in the Astana, Almaty and Aktau-based airports in 2014.
The ministry also announced the plans to launch 13 more new air routes and add 14 airplanes to the aircraft fleet.
Kazakhstan has alos held recertification of airlines. As a result six airlines have been recalled certificates.
Certificates were withdrawn from the following companies: DETA, MEGA, Euro-Asia International, SAMAL, Semeyavia, Asia Continental Airlines.
According to the press service, 40 professional inspectors have carried out the check ups of airline companies, aircraft, airports and navigation facilities, training centers, skill level of crews and engineers.