NARITA, Japan — A SCAT Airlines flight arrived at Narita airport near Tokyo on Wednesday, marking the launch of the first-ever regular flights connecting Kazakhstan’s capital Nur-Sultan with Japan.
The start by the Kazakh carrier of two weekly flights linking the Central Asian country and Japan came after the airline started charter flights between them in July, according to Narita International Airport Corp.
The first flight took off from Nur-Sultan on Tuesday night, and a flight from Narita is due to depart on Wednesday night Japan time. Boeing 767-300 aircraft with 290 seats will be used for the service.
Nur-Sultan, built on a master plan designed by Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa, was renamed from Astana in March following the resignation of then-President Nursultan Nazarbayev.