Kazakhstan authorities have postponed a mandatory requirement for domestic carriers to gain IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certification by Jan. 1, 2016, for local carriers operating domestic flights. The requirement, which was mandated in 2013, was waived after becoming aware that three Kazakhstan carriers—Bek Air, ZhesAir and Zhetysu—had not met the deadline. All three airlines operate flights on 21 domestic routes, so the possible restrictions could potentially impact ...

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