Finnair has announced that it will add a new short-haul route to Astana, Kazakhstan for the summer 2017 season. The award-winning airline will operate two weekly flights between Helsinki and Astana, from June 20th until August 11th, with travellers from the UK able to take advantage of the new route to visit the 2017 World Expo which starts in the Kazakh capital in June 2017.
More than 100 countries have already confirmed their participation in Expo 2017. Ukraine, South Africa, the Dominican Republic and the Republic of Colombia have been added to the list of participating countries that will show their achievements in renewable power generation at the event in Astana, Kazakhstan.
Daniele Bergo, the millionth visitor to the Kazakhstani national pavilion at the World Expo 2015 in Milan, is arriving in Kazakhstan. The Italian IT-consultant, who was awarded a certificate for a trip to Kazakhstan, will spend nine days visiting the most spectacular sites in the north, west and south of Kazakhstan.
An Air Astana Embraer 190 has become one of the first of 30 aircraft in the fleet to feature the distinctive Astana Expo 2017 logo on both sides of the fuselage. “Astana Expo 2017 will strongly focus on the eco-friendly energy, with exhibitors in the fields of demand, innovation and practical solutions expected to take a high profile at the event,” said Peter Foster, president, Air Astana.
Astana EXPO 2017 has signed a memorandum of cooperation with Air Astana, Kazakhstan’s flag carrier, to become a partner in the exhibition. Under the deal the airline will hold the exclusive status of Official Air Carrier of EXPO 2017. The official signing ceremony was held in Astana earlier, with the signatories being Astana EXPO 2017 chairman, Akhmetzhan Yesimov, and Air Astana president, Peter Foster.
Global Entrepreneurship Week, GEW will be held in Kazakhstan in November 18–24, 2013. The subject of the Kazakhstan Week this year will be Business Consulting.
From September 29 to October 1, the headquarters of the Republican youth labor groups “Zhasyl el” with the assistance of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan and “NC “Astana EXPO -2017” JSC held the Republican Conference.
Kazakhstan president RK Nazarbayev has visited the proposed site for Astana Expo 2017 as construction for the global showcase continues. The head of the state discussed the construction progress with representatives of construction companies and state bodies.
On January 28, Mr. Talgat Yermegiyaev, the Chairman of the Board of JSC “NC “Astana EXPO-2017” received the Norwegian delegation from the Kingdom of Norway, headed by H.E Ole Bjornoy, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Norway of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
One of the largest events in the tourism sector - the East Mediterranean International Tourism and Travel Exhibition (EMITT) is held in Istanbul at the moment. More than 4500 participants from 70 countries presented their pavilions at Tüyap Fair, Convention and Congress Center.