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Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) passport holders
can now enjoy a 14-day visa free visit to the Republic of
Kazakhstan thanks to a visa free agreement between the HKSAR and
Kazakhstan governments that was signed in May 2012, but only came
into effect on Thursday.
Similarly, Kazakh nationals can now spend
14 days in Hong Kong on a visa free basis.
will launch a twice weekly flights between Almaty and Hong Kong
service on 28th August 2012, with the service to be operated by Boeing
757 configured in a 16 business class / 150 economy class
The duration of the Almaty to Hong Kong flight is 6
hours 10 minutes, while Hong Kong to Almaty flight is 7 hours 10
The cost of an economy class return ticket from
Hong Kong to Almaty starts at US$792, including all airport taxes
and other fees, and from US$2606 for business class.
confident that the combination of visa free travel and the launch
of new direct services from Almaty to Hong Kong next month will
result in major business and leisure traffic growth between these
two exciting destinations,” said Ibrahim Canliel, Air Astana Vice
President Marketing and Sales.