Qatar Airways’ inaugural flight from Doha to Almaty in Kazakhstan has landed at Almaty International Airport, marking the launch of the airline’s newest gateway in central Asia.
Kazakhstan prime minister, Askar Mamin, has visited his country’s pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai as part of an official visit to the United Arab Emirates.
This service will enable passengers flying to and from Almaty to enjoy seamless connectivity to over 140 destinations, via Hamad International Airport in Doha.
With 500-rooms, the property sits on its own 420-meter-long beach, offering some 500 square metres of promenade pier and a sunbathing area.
A Fokker 100 operated by Bek Air has crashed in Kazakhstan with the loss of at least 12 lives. The aircraft went down into a building shortly after take-off from Almaty airport early on Friday morning.
WATG, the world’s leading hospitality design firm, and Wimberly Interiors, a design studio of WATG, have revealed the design of the St. Regis Astana, inspired by Kazakhstan’s mythology and traditions. The hotel marks the first entry of the St. Regis brand in Kazakhstan, bringing a new height of luxury to the historical crossroads of human civilisation.
Taking place from June to September this year, Astana Expo 2017 was an attempt by Kazakhstan president Nursultan Nazarbayev to bolster the international prestige of his country. Here Breaking Travel News talks with Astana Expo 2017 vice chairman, Yerbol Shormanov, to see if the Expo lived up to expectations.
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.
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.