ASTANA. KAZINFORM - According to the press service of the Ministry of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Kazakhstan, 15 out of 79 international air routes operating in the country were launched in 2013.
The ministry confirms that 13 new European-produced airliners were purchased last year. The disability service standards are to be introduced in the Astana, Almaty and Aktau-based airports in 2014.
The ministry also announced the plans to launch 13 more new air routes and add 14 airplanes to the aircraft fleet.
OSLO. KAZINFORM - A helicopter with 13 people on board was completely destroyed after crashing off the west coast of Norway on Friday and no survivors have yet been found, rescue officials said.
ASTANA. KAZINFORM - Today Kazakhstan celebrates one of the most important holidays - People's Unity Day - which proclaims the idea of national accord and stability of society.