Air Astana News

Air Astana receives first Embraer E190-E2

Air Astana receives first Embraer E190-E2

4 December 2018 Airline News

The first next generation Embraer E190-E2 was delivered to Air Astana earlier at Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport. This is the first of five Embraer E190-E2 aircraft scheduled to be delivered to Air Astana following an order originally placed in August 2017. 

Air Astana goes daily on London route

Air Astana goes daily on London route

26 February 2018 Airline News

Air Astana, the national carrier of Kazakhstan, will offer daily, non-stop flights from Nazarbayev International airport in Astana to London Heathrow from June 1st. The additional frequencies, on Wednesdays and Fridays, are already available for sale.

Air Astana returns to profit after 2016 blip

Air Astana returns to profit after 2016 blip

2 February 2018 Airline News

Air Astana posted a profit of US$39 million in 2017, returning to profit after its first ever loss in 2016. The airline recorded passenger growth of 12 per cent and revenue growth of 22 per cent in 2017, after seeing both fall in 2015 and 2016 following the devaluation of the Kazakh Tenge in mid-2015.

Air Astana brings on-board Wi-Fi to Boeing 767 fleet

Air Astana brings on-board Wi-Fi to Boeing 767 fleet

Air Astana has completed the installation of an in-flight broadband communication system across the Boeing 767 fleet. The new service is available to both business and economy class passengers, who can now connect to the internet, use various applications for instant messaging, social networks, listen to audio and check mail through personal computers, tablets and smartphones.

Air Astana welcomes first Airbus A321neo to fleet

Air Astana welcomes first Airbus A321neo to fleet

5 January 2018 Airline News

Air Astana has taken delivery of the first A321neo at the Airbus facility in Hamburg, Germany. The aircraft is on an operating lease from Aercap, with the deal including two further A321neo and one A320neo aircraft for delivery planned in 2018.

Breaking Travel News investigates: Expo 2017, Astana

Breaking Travel News investigates: Expo 2017, Astana

29 June 2017 Focus

Expo 2017 is underway in Astana, capital of the central Asian republic of Kazakhstan. As part of a tour of the country with flag-carrier Air Astana, Breaking Travel News editor Chris O’Toole here visits the show and assesses its impact on tourism in this fast developing destination.

Breaking Travel News investigates: Air Astana

Breaking Travel News investigates: Air Astana

28 June 2017 Focus

With Kazakhstan seeking to build its global profile with the hosting of Expo 2017, national flag-carrier Air Astana is taking its chance in the spotlight. Here Breaking Travel News examines the growing airline and asks if a bright future may be just around the corner.