Air Astana enhances its international network and expands fleet

The airline launches two new flights to the Russian Federation and takes delivery of its third A320neo family aircraft.

4 June 2018 - Air Astana, Skytrax award-winning carrier from Kazakhstan, has launched new flights from Astana to two destinations in Russia – Tyumen and Kazan. The new Astana – Tyumen route commenced on June 2, 2018 and operates three times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. The flight is served by an Embraer E190 with nine Business Class and 88 Economy Class seats. The Flight duration from Astana to Tyumen is 1h 40min and the return flight is 1h 30min. Lead in fares from London to Tyumen via Astana start at £438 return in Economy Class and £1546 return in Business Class (prices may vary due to currency fluctuations). Tickets can be purchased at, from the airline’s ticketing offices or Air Astana’s accredited ticketing agencies.

Day Flight From / To Departure / Arrival time*
Monday KC143 Astana - Tyumen 13:30 - 14:10
  KC144 Astana - Tyumen 15:10 - 17:40
Wednesday KC143 Astana - Tyumen 13:10 - 13:50
  KC144 Tyumen - Astana 14:50 - 17:20
  KC143 Astana - Tyumen 09:00 - 09:35
Saturday KC144 Tyumen - Astana 10:35 - 13:10

*local time

Air Astana’s second new route: Astana – Kazan, commenced on June 3, 2018. The new flight operates on Sundays and is served by an Airbus A320 and Embraer E190 aircraft. The new service supplements the existing Almaty – Kazan flight, which operates twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays. The flight duration from Astana to Kazan is 2h 35min and the return flight is 2h 20min. Ticket prices from London to Kazan via Astana start at £511 return in Economy Class and £2036 return in Business Class (prices may vary due to currency fluctuations). The airline’s international passengers with long transfers in Astana are offered Air Astana’s Stopover Holidays programme that includes hotel accommodation for one night with breakfast and airport transfers included for $1US. For more information on Air Astana Stopover Holidays please click here.

Day Flight From / To Departure / Arrival time*
Sunday KC159 Astana - Kazan 13:05 - 12:40
  KC160 Kazan - Astana 13:40 - 19:00
Tuesday, Friday KC149 Astana - Kazan 20:05 - 20:55
  KC150 Kazan - Astana 21:55 - 04:30 + 1 day

*local time

This latest network expansion coincides with the delivery of the airline’s second Airbus A321neo. Air Astana took delivery of the aircraft on June 2. The new aircraft offers 179 seats (Business 28/Economy 151) in a two-class layout. Similar to its first A321neo, this aircraft is equipped with an in-seat IFE system. The aircraft will be operated on Air Astana’s domestic and international routes including flights to Russia, Georgia, Turkey, UAE, Central Asia and China. In total the airline has ordered 17 A320neo family aircraft with the first (A320neo) and second (A321neo) having been delivered. The remaining 14 aircraft are to be delivered within the next two years enabling Air Astana to operate one of the youngest fleets in the world.