7.11.2010
International Astana Airport will resume taking domestic flights on the night 2/3 December. ASTANA. November 5. KAZINFORM Gulnara Zhandagulova

International Astana Airport will resume taking domestic flights on the night 2/3 December. ASTANA. November 5. KAZINFORM Gulnara Zhandagulova

The International Airport of Astana will resume acception of domestic flights from 24.00 on the second of December of this year. This was reported today at a press conference by the first vice-president of airport Esbol Kerey As reported earlier, December 1-2, the capital airport will be closed for domestic flights.

According to Esbol Kerey, the primarily goals of the airport are to meet and conduct official delegations of the OSCE Summit.

Daily the airport of Astana accepts 40 arrivals-departures, this is 80 flights. According to the report the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, heads of the states will meet at a passenger step vehicles, and the interval between landings of presidential boards will make 5-7 minutes.”Airport of Astana is ready to provide continued maintenance of the aircraft during the OSCE Summit”, – the vice- president has assured. In the days of the Summit, existing airport staff will increase. In the day will involve 900 employees, for three days, the Summit will be served by 2700 people. Plus staff will be attracted from other airports – Almaty, Aktobe, Atyrau, Shymkent, Kokshetau; and airlines – “Scat”, “Air Astana”, “Berkut”. Resort to using 30 volunteers. In the presence of the capital air harbor – 15 units of snowplows to clean the runway, the city will allocate an additional 7 other emergency vehicles.For operational work during the summit, airport organized main office, which will include representatives of the Foreign Ministry Affairs, security departments and others.

The decision to conduct this year’s summit was accepted by the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the OSCE countries on August 3, on the basis of agreements reached at the informal ministerial meeting in mid-July in Almaty. Astana summit will be the seventh in the history of the Organization. Previous summits were held in Helsinki(1975), Paris (1990), Helsinki(1992), Budapest (1994), Lisbon(1996) and Istanbul (1999).