Development prospects of budget passenger air transportation market in Republic of Kazakhstan
VESTNIK OF ASTRAKHAN STATE TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY SERIES ECONOMICS
Перспективы развития рынка бюджетных пассажирских авиаперевозок в Республике Казахстан
The article analyzes the activities of the budget airline Fly Arystan of the Republic of Kazakhstan at the market of passenger air transportation in the low-cost segment. The pricing policies of Fly Arystan airline and the largest European low-cost airline EasyJet (Great Britain) are considered. The data of government support for the development of the budget passenger air transportation market are provided. Based on the Fly Arystan development concept and plans to expand the aircraft fleet
... aircraft fleet there are presented the possible options for expanding the domestic and international route network. The experience of the Russian low-cost airline Pobeda (Aeroflot Group) related to the expansion of the route network is presented. The key factors of the development efficiency of the segment of budgetary passenger air transportation in the Republic of Kazakhstan are measures of state support for updating and expanding the aircraft fleet (subsidizing leasing), modernizing the ground air transport infrastructure, energy self-sufficiency due to the regional production and refining petroleum products, and a favorable geographical position. With the successful of the development of the national system of passenger air transportation the Republic of Kazakhstan may become a leading regional market player. The development priority direction should be the concept of connecting flights through the main hubs (Nur-Sultan, Almaty) in the following areas: the Russian Federation (Southern Federal District, Volga Federal District, Ural Federal District, Siberian Federal District) – the Kyrgyz Republic, the Republic of Uzbekistan , The Republic of Tajikistan. Developing the geography of the budget passenger air transportation, the Republic of Kazakhstan creates favorable conditions for the competition. The development of a network of regional and international destinations supports the system of national and international tourism, the participants of which are enterprises of the small and medium-sized business segment, which contributes to an increase in tax payments to the regional and republican budgets.