4.05.2016
Opening Ceremony of KLM airline’s first flight took place in Astana Airport

Opening Ceremony of KLM Airline’s first flight was held in Astana airport at 23 hr. 30 min. on 03 May 2016. Flight Opening Ceremony was begun with greeting of Mr.Paolo Ricciotti Adviser for Chairman of the Board of Astana Airport. expressed his wishes for a successful collaboration. However, it was noted that the new airline was significant move in the development of the capital airport that corresponded to the implementation of “100 concrete steps” program for support of air links with international centers. Representatives of Kazakhstan Aviation Authorities, Airports and Airlines attended   ribbon cutting ceremony. Each passenger received a memorable gift from KLM Airline, and guests and media representatives were able to participate in a lottery where round-trip ticket to Europe was main prize. In addition, guests were able to enjoy refreshments from Netherlands.

Netherlands is popular destination among Kazakhstan tourists. Opening of  flight to Amsterdam will present a unique opportunity for tourists to visit beauty sights: Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum,  Municipal Museum Amsterdam, Hermitage Amsterdam, Red Light District (De Wallen), and  for guests from the Netherlands to visit  sights of Astana: Baiterek, Khan Shatyr, National Museum of RoK, Palace of Peace and Reconciliation, Duman Entertainment Centre and many other things.

Flight from Astana Airport to Amsterdam is 26th international destination. Astana International Airport JSC ranks second in the number of passengers and cargo handled in Kazakhstan. Daily Airport accommodates and dispatches more than 140 flights, services more than 10 000 passengers per day at average. Astana Airport is able to receive all types of aircraft.

KLM Airline (Royal Dutch Airlines) was founded in the Netherlands in 1919.Today it is the oldest airline in the world still operating under its original name. KLM offers passengers more than 1050 destinations around the world, providing particularly convenient connecting flights from Kazakhstan to Europe, USA, Canada, South America, the Caribbean Islands and Africa. In Kazakhstan KLM operates flights between Amsterdam and Almaty for 20 years, since 1995.

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