Air Astana enhances international network and expands fleet
Airline launches two new flights to the Russian Federation and takes delivery of third A320neo family of aircraft
Air Astana, the Skytrax award-winning carrier from Kazakhstan, is launching new flights from Astana to two destinations in Russia – Tyumen and Kazan. The new Astana – Tyumen route commenced on 2nd June 2018 and will operate three times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. The flight will be served by an Embraer E190, with nine Business Class and 88 Economy Class seats.
Lead in fares start at US$205 for a round trip in Economy Class and US$475 for return flight in Business Class (prices may vary due to currency fluctuations). Tickets can be purchased at www.airastana.com, from the airline’s ticketing offices or Air Astana’s accredited ticketing agencies.
Air Astana offers convenient connections for international passengers travelling from Frankfurt, London, Paris, Kiev, Istanbul, Tbilisi, Delhi, Tashkent, Bishkek, Baku and Beijing flying to Tyumen via Astana. For longer connections passengers are offered Air Astana’s Stopover Holidays programme that includes hotel accommodation for one night with breakfast and airport transfers included for US$1. For more information on Air Astana Stopover Holidays please visit: https://airastana.com/global/en-us/Plan/Stopover-Holidays.
Air Astana’s second new route: Astana – Kazan, commenced on 3rd June 2018. The new flight will operate on Sundays and will be served by an Airbus A320 and Embraer E190 aircraft. The new service supplements the existing Almaty – Kazan flight, which operates twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays. Ticket prices start at US$218 for a round trip in Economy Class and US$618 for a return flight in Business Class (prices may vary due to currency fluctuations). The airline offers convenient connections for international passengers travelling from Beijing, Delhi, Tashkent and Bishkek.
This latest network expansion coincides with the delivery of the airline’s second Airbus A321neo. Air Astana took delivery of the aircraft on 2nd June. The new aircraft offers 179 seats in a two-class layout (Business 28/Economy 151). Similar to its first A321neo, this aircraft is equipped with an in-seat IFE system. The aircraft will be operated on Air Astana’s domestic and international routes including flights to Russia, Georgia, Turkey, UAE, Central Asia and China. In total, the airline has ordered 17 A32oneo family of aircraft, with first A320neo and two A321neo already delivered. The remaining 14 aircraft are to be delivered within the next two years, enabling Air Astana to operate one of the youngest fleets in the world.
Air Astana, the national carrier of Kazakhstan, operates flights to over 60 domestic and international routes from hubs in Astana and Almaty. The company was incorporated in late 2001 and commenced operations on 15 May 2002. Air Astana fleet consists of Boeing 767/757, Airbus A320 Family aircraft including A320neo and A321neo and Embraer 190 aircraft. Air Astana became the first carrier from Russia, the Commonwealth of Independent States (the CIS) and Eastern Europe to be awarded the prestigious 4-Star rating by Skytrax at its World Airline Awards 2012 and was also named ‘The Best Airline in Central Asia and India’ that year. Both achievements were repeated in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. TripAdvisor named Air Astana as a Winner in the Regional Airlines – Asia category in the 2018 Travellers’ Choice Awards, which identifies travellers’ favourite carriers around the globe.
Issued on behalf of Air Astana by Euro Asia Communications.