Air Astana

We are proud to have developed our position as the leading airline in our market. We are widely recognised for living our values and providing a clearly differentiated service, retaining and growing our customer base and winning prestigious awards.

Air Astana’s strong leadership position enables us to capture growth both in our domestic market and the high growth markets that surround us. We carry passengers efficiently and in the latest, most modern, fuel efficient aircraft. We provide value for money and market leading levels of passenger experience.

Nurlan Zhakupov

Chairman of the Board of Directors

A 22-year history

Founded in September 2001 as a joint venture between the Republic of Kazakhstan government and BAE Systems and its maiden flight was on 15 May 2002.

We operate at the heart of one of the fastest-growing aviation markets in the world, which are driving continued momentum in an aviation industry that is doubling in size every 20 years. We have a vibrant team culture that centres on excellence and operates with a great sense of pride and a strong sense of determination to maintain the high standards that our brand is built on.

The company continued to focus on the first principles of its mission statement: an absolute commitment to operational safety and service delivery. We completed the IATA Operational Safety Audit for the ninth time with only minor findings. We were awarded Trip Advisor’s Traveler’s Choice, and Skytrax’s Best Airline Central Asia and CIS.

Peter Foster

Chief Executive Officer