SCAT Airlines aircraft. Photo: Prague Airport
After four years, it will again be possible to use a direct flight from Prague to Astana. From May 22, SCAT Airlines will fly to Kazakhstan twice a week, every Wednesday and Sunday. The flights will be operated by a Boeing 737-800 with a capacity for 189 passengers. Michal Procházka, deputy spokesperson of Prague Airport, informed about it.
“Kazakhstan is an important market for us both from the point of view of outbound and inbound tourism. In 2019, almost 30,000 passengers traveled between Prague and destinations in Kazakhstan. A number of Czech companies operate on the market there, and it is an export market mainly for engineering and chemical products. Kazakhs have long been fond of Czech spas, and getting to know unique Kazakhstan can be a big attraction for our tourists,” said Director of Aviation Trade Prague Airport Jaroslav Filip.
Kazakhstan is a diverse country where elements of several cultures mix. It is the largest landlocked country in the world, with an area of more than 2.7 million square kilometers. But Kazakhstan is no longer just a country of steppes and lakes, of which there are almost 50,000.
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“Modern Astana boasts wide boulevards and glass skyscrapers. Its visitor should not miss the observation tower Bajtěrek, the futuristic entertainment center Khan Šatyr or the unique atmosphere of the Palace of Peace and Harmony,” said Procházka.
“Direct flights from Kazakhstan to the Czech Republic are among the connections that our passengers look forward to the most. We are happy that this popular and popular route is back in operation after four years and SCAT Airlines can once again offer the possibility of traveling to one of the most romantic and cozy cities on the planet. When you go to Prague, remember that it will stay in your hearts forever,” said Nicolay Burtakov, Director of the Commercial Department for SCAT Airlines.
SCAT Airlines is one of the largest air carriers in the Republic of Kazakhstan. The company’s fleet includes 36 machines manufactured in the USA and Canada. The carrier operates more than 80 domestic and international routes. “It starts operations at up to ten new destinations a year and increases the share of passenger traffic by an average of 40 percent,” added Procházka.