Austrian Airlines Group CEO Alfred Oetsch told ATWOnline in Astana this week that talks are underway with government officials to open up new routes to destinations in Kazakhstan to augment the thrice-weekly Vienna-Astana service launched earlier this month. AAG also is looking to increase its presence in other Central Asia countries such as Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan and Tajikistan. "Every year, we see a potential to launch up to four new destinations. . .in a radius [a maximum of] six hours ...

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