Air Astana Launches Winter Schedule

Air Astana has launched its winter schedule, which will be effective until 28th March 2015.

Air Astana has launched its winter schedule, which will be effective until 28th March 2015. International services will be operated to more than 28 cities in 18 countries in Asia, Central Asia / CIS / Caucasus, Europe and the Middle East. The Central Asia / CIS / Caucasus network now extends to 13 destinations in Russia (Kazan, Omsk,Moscow, Novosibirsk, Samara,Saint Petersburg and Yakaterinburg), Azerbaijan (Baku), Georgia (Tbilisi), Kyrgyzstan (Bishkek),Tajikistan (Dushanbe), Ukraine (Kiev) and Uzbekistan (Tashkent). The domestic network includes services to 12 cities comprising Almaty, Astana, Aktau, Atyrau, Aktobe, Karaganda, Kostanay, Kyzylorda,Oskemen, Pavlodar, Shymkent and Zhezkazgan.

The Asian network will grow with the launch of a new service from Astana to Bangkok on 15th December 2014, which is additional to the existing service from Almaty to Bangkok. Frequency on the Almaty to New Delhi service has been increased to seven days a week, with the route now operated on a code share basis with Air India. A special prorate agreement enables Air Astana passengers to take flights beyond New Delhi to any Air India domestic destination and seven international destinations. Air Astana's other codeshare partners include Asiana Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Etihad Airways and Turkish Airlines.

The airline also has 96 interline and 39 special prorate agreements with other carriers. About Air Astana Air Astana is a joint venture between Kazakhstan’s national wealth fund Samruk Kazyna and BAE Systems, with respective shares of 51% and 49%.

The airline operates a fleet of 30 Boeing 767-300ER, Boeing 757-200, Airbus A320 and Embraer E190 airlines, with average age of 5.3 years. Air Astana was the first carrier within CIS countries and Eastern Europe to receive a 4 star rating from Skytrax and also named Best Airline in Central Asia and India in 2012, 2013 and 2014. Air Astana has repeatedly passed the IATA International Safety Audit (IOSA) and is EASA part 145 certified.