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.
ASTANA. KAZINFORM - Two passenger trains "Astana-Atyrau" and "Astana-Aktobe" are late in Aktobe because of derailment of freight cars at the Nikeltau-Aitekebi section of the railroad, the press service of "Kazakhstan Temir Zholy" JSC informs.
ASTANA. KAZINFORN Kazakhstan, the biggest country you know nothing or little about, has been in the news recently for a grab bag of reasons: indomitable boxing champion Gennady "GGG" Golovkin; gold medal Olympic upsets by its athletes; a massive, $37 billion investment in just one of its huge oil fields; and, in June, the country's sad taste of terrorism, putting it in a grim fraternity with the other nations that have suffered attacks this summer.