Astana and Beijing agree to increase Kazakh-Chinese air routes

Urumqui Airport China

Authorities from Beijing and Astana have  agreed to  expand Kazakh-Chinese air routes “significantly,” the  Civil Aviation Committee of  Kazakhstan’s Ministry for Investment and Development said yesterday after holding talks with their Chinese counterparts. The move means that Kazakh airlines will now be able fly to Shanghai and Xian as well as to Beijing and Urumqui, while several Chinese carriers are now planning to begin flights to Astana and Kyzylorda.