Air Astana and Heraklion international airport celebrate the launch of flights between Kazakhstan and Greece

Air Astana inaugurated services to the Greek island of Crete with a flight from its Almaty hub on 2nd June 2022.

Air Astana inaugurated  services to the Greek island of Crete with a flight from its  Almaty hub on 2nd June 2022. The Airbus A321LR operated at full 165 seat capacity, with the aircraft receiving a water cannon welcome salute upon arrival at the capital’s Heraklion international airport.

“Air Astana is delighted to launch services to Crete, which represents another significant step in the groups’ commitment to expand its network of flights to leisure destinations in Europe” said Adel Dauletbek, Air Astana Marketing and Sales Vice-President. “Passengers will enjoy Air Astana’s award winning service in visiting this new destination.”

The Ambassador of Kazakhstan in Greece, H.E. Mr. Yerlan Baudarbek-Kozhatayev was present at the ceremony and commented, “This year is very special for cooperation between Kazakhstan and Greece as we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between our countries. The air route will create favorable conditions for the sphere of tourism and the development of cultural exchange and people-to-people cooperation, as well as contribute to the expansion of business contacts.”