Hong Kong and Kazakhstan Launch Visa Free Travel

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Friday, 27 July 2012

[HD videos below] 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.

Air Astana 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 configuration.

The duration of the Almaty to Hong Kong flight is 6 hours 10 minutes, while Hong Kong to Almaty flight is 7 hours 10 minutes.

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.

Im 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.

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