Air Astana is launching new flights from Astana to two destinations in Russia – Tyumen and Kazan.
The new Astana–Tyumen route commenced will operate three times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.
The flight will be served by an Embraer E190, with nine business and 88 economy class seats.
The second new route, Astana-Kazan, 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.
This latest network expansion coincides with the delivery of the airline’s second Airbus A321neo.
Air Astana took delivery of the aircraft on June 2nd.
The new aircraft offers 179 seats in a two-class layout.
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.