QAZAQ AIR today announced its operational results for the first half of 2018.
In the first half of 2018, QAZAQ AIR, which operates scheduled flights to 10 destinations within Kazakhstan, carried 55% more passengers than in the same period of last year, bringing the total number of passengers that the airline has carried since its inception to more than 590,000.
“In March of this year, we transported the 500,000th QAZAQ AIR passenger, and by the end of 2018 we plan to have carried 700,000 passengers since launching operations, and to reach 300,000 passengers per year,” said Blair Treherne Pollock, CEO of QAZAQ AIR.
Year-to-date the airline’s load factor stands at 76%, an increase of 12 percentage points year-on-year. “This shows that demand for regional air transportation in Kazakhstan is continuing to grow, and we will develop future routes that are in demand by passengers,” Blair Treherne Pollock said.
Along with regional transportation, QAZAQ AIR has been operating a successful charter program for the second year in a row to Issyk-Kul Lake. This year passengers can fly to the lake not only from Almaty, but also from Astana, via a connecting flight to the southern capital.
“One of QAZAQ AIR’s important achievements in the second half of 2018 is expected to be receipt of the IOSA certificate, attesting to the airline’s compliance with IATA safety standards. The safety of our flights and our passengers is our main priority,” said Blair Treherne Pollock.