Diversion of air traffic due to Russia-Ukraine partially responsible for more aircraft over Kazakhstan.
NUR SULTAN (AA) – The number of aircraft passing through the airspace of the Central Asian nation of Kazakhstan rose threefold over the last 24 hours, partially due to the Russia-Ukraine war, authorities said Monday.
In a statement, the Kazakh Civil Aviation Committee said that due to the sudden increase in transit flights in the states of the western part of the country, measures have been taken to increase the capacity of the air traffic transit system.
Over the last 24 hours, the number of aircraft passing through Kazakh airspace topped 450, the statement said.
Russian aircraft started flying over Kazakhstan when European countries closed their airspace to Russia.