Kazakh airlines see traffic grow 20% in January, February

Kazakh carriers did well The country’s carriers served 1.1 million passengers in the first two months of 2018 (Astana Airport)

The number of passengers carried by Kazakh airlines in the first two months of 2018 reached 1.1 million, or 20% up year-on-year, the Ministry for Investment and Development reports.

The growth rate for all of 2017 had stood at 23%, with 7.4 million passengers carried. The ministry expects collective annual traffic to reach 10 million by the year 2020, some 35% on last year’s results.

The double-digit growth rate was achieved partly by stimulating transit traffic, which is an important segment of the country’s aviation industry. Last year’s transit traffic through Kazakhstan was up 30%.

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