ArmInfo. The first fight connecting capitals of Kazakhstan and Armenia landed in Zvartnots airport at 11:44 local time.
Astana-Yerevan-Astana flights were launched by SCAT private company from Kazakhstan. After the craft landed at Zvartnots airport, Timur Urazaev, the Ambassador Plenipotentiary and Extraordinary of Kazakhstan to Armenia, stated the following: " This flight is an extraordinary event. At last, after one year of my occupying the post of the Ambassador, after numerous requests frompeople regarding the necessity of such a flight, this happened. I would like to accentuate the role of the SCAT Company in this event, because this company works under difficult conditions. It is a long time that SCAT implements flights from Aktau to Yerevan, and today at last two are capitals are connected. There was a will, efforts and pragmatic estimation needed for the implementation of this initiative, as wel as the knowledge of the country , " the diplomat mentioned. He mentioned also that the date of the first flight was not chosen accidentally. According to him, On May 31 the first flight was launched, and already on June 9 the international specialized exhibition " Astana-EXPO-2017" starts its work in Kazakhstan capital.
" I would like to say also that a delegation of KazInvest company representatives arrived to Yerevan by this flight, to hold negotiations with Armenian partners on advantages and possibilities of economic relations improvement and development," the Ambassador summarized. To mention, the flights will be implemented on Wednesdays and Saturdays, with one-way ticket price standing at AMD 116 thousand.