Kazakhstan and Israel are looking to launch direct flights, the press office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has reported.
The topic was discussed during the meeting between Kazakhstan’s Ambassador to Israel Satybaldy Burshakov, Director General of the Israeli Civil Aviation Authority Joel Feldshukh and representatives of Israeli airlines.
Burshakov informed the aviation experts about the open skies regime at airports in 11 Kazakh cities, which could help establish direct flights between Kazakhstan and Israel.
He also talked economic, tourism, transport and transit potential, investment climate of Kazakhstan, as well as the current situation and prospects of trade and economic cooperation between the two countries.
He noted that since 2017, Israeli citizens have been enjoying visa-free regime to enter Kazakhstan, which significantly stimulated an increase in the number of Israelis traveling to Kazakhstan. Currently, Kazakh side is negotiating with Israeli experts on the conclusion of an agreement on mutual visa-free travel for citizens of both countries.
Parties agreed that all the mentioned factors created good conditions for opening a direct flight between the two countries, which would undoubtedly be welcomed, first of all, by citizens of both states, business circles, as well expand cultural and humanitarian exchange and business contacts. (AzerNews/Business World Magazine)