Air Astana will launch services between Almaty and India’s commercial centre, Mumbai, on June 1st. Flights will be operated four times a week using Airbus A320, with a sector time of 4.5 hours in each direction.
The flag-carrier of Kazakhstan saw profits rise to US$30 million in 2019, but stated flight restrictions in China could hamper its development this year.
Air Astana has unveiled plans for a new service from Paris to Almaty, with the route set to launch in June. The flights will operate three times a week using the carrier’s new Airbus A321LR, which entered revenue service on the Air Astana network last month.
Air Astana has taken delivery of the first of seven Airbus A321LR (long-range) aircraft under an operating lease agreement with Air Lease Corporation of the United States. The remaining six aircraft scheduled for delivery over the next 12 to 18 months, depending on Airbus’ production capacity in Hamburg.
Air Astana and S7 Airlines have strengthened their cooperation by signing a codeshare agreement for flights between Russia and Kazakhstan. Effective immediately, Air Astana flights from its hubs at Nur-Sultan and Almaty, to Novosibirsk and St. Petersburg now carry the code of S7 Airlines.
FlyArystan, a subsidiary of Kazakh flag-carrier Air Astana, takes to the skies today for the first time. The low-cost carrier operated its first revenue flights from Almaty International Airport.
FlyArystan, the brand-new Eurasian low fare airline from Kazakh flag-carrier, Air Astana, is on the final countdown to the launch of services in May. Inaugural domestic routes from Almaty International Airport will depart for Taraz and Uralsk.
Air Astana will be increasing the frequency of services from both Almaty and Astana to Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan with effect from April 1st.
Air Astana has declared unaudited net profit for 2018 of US$5.3 million, driven by higher revenues and higher jet fuel costs. The figure last year was $39.1 million.
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 will launch a low-cost airline in the first half of 2019, to be called FlyArystan. It will operate a fleet of Airbus A320 aircraft configured to an all-economy class of 180 seats.