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.
Air Astana recorded a ten per cent increase in passenger traffic and a 17 per cent uptick in revenues in the first half of the year compared with the corresponding period of 2017.
Air Astana is launching new flights from Astana to two destinations in Russia – Tyumen and Kazan. This latest network expansion coincides with the delivery of the airline’s second Airbus A321neo.
Cathay Pacific and Air Astana have announced an agreement that will enhance travel options for customers travelling to and from Kazakhstan.