At the Heart of Opportunity

The Air Astana Group is the largest airline group in Central Asia and the Caucasus, operating over 94 routes across 21 countries, through our two leading brands, Air Astana, our full-service airline, and FlyArystan, our low-cost Carrier. We operate at the heart of one of the fastest-growing aviation markets in the world.

We employ over 6,000 people and have established a vibrant team culture that centres on excellence, operating with a great sense of pride and a strong sense of determination to maintain the high standards that our company is founded upon.  We have developed an award-winning level of service from an extremely efficient platform. Air Astana and FlyArystan carry out complementary roles within our family structure.

Our brands

Air Astana

Air Astana

Launched in 2002, Air Astana is Kazakhstan’s leading carrier and largest airline brand by revenue and fleet size. As a full-service airline brand, it provides scheduled and charter, point-to-point and transit, short-haul and long-haul air travel and cargo on domestic, regional and international routes. Air Astana offers a network of predominately point-to-point routes in growing markets to tap into increasing levels of mobility in Kazakhstan and its near-home markets

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Entering the market in 2019, FlyArystan was one of the first LCCs in Central Asia. It provides scheduled shorthaul and medium-haul, point-to-point air travel across Kazakhstan and further into the Caucasus, Central Asia, Turkey and the Middle East. The Air Astana Group manages FlyArystan as an independent LLC brand, allowing the brand to leverage the LCC business model used in Asia, the US and Europe to offer its customers consistently low fares, aiming to stimulate demand in underserved markets.

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Operating to the highest standards

Air Astana has European Aviation Safety Agency’s (EASA) Part 145 approval to maintain its fleet in according with EASA requirements.

In May 2023, the Air Astana Group completed the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA)
program, an evaluation system designed to assess the operational management and control systems of an
airline, for the ninth time. The Air Astana Group is also certified as an EASA Part 147 Training Operators (TCO) certification audit.



  • Sky Choice Travel Award for Best Passenger Service and Product Innovation Airline of the Year (2024)
  • APEX Award for Best Cabin Service and Best Entertainment in Central and Southern Asia (2023)
  • APEX Five Star Major Airline award (2023)
  • Best Airline in Central Asia and CIS by Skytrax World Airline Awards (2022, 2023)
  • APEX Award for Best Entertainment System and Inflight Food & Beverage in Central Asia (2022)
  • Best Airline in Central Asia by Skytrax World Airline Awards (2021)
  • 5-Star COVID-19 Airline Safety Rating by Skytrax (2021)
  • Diamond status at Apex Health Safety audit (2021)
  • Platinum Award by Amenities Initiatives for Sustainable Packaging Initiative (2021)
  • Regional Passenger Choice Award for Best In-Flight Entertainment in the Central Asia Region (2020)
  • MRO Russia & CIS Award for achievements in aircraft maintenance in Central Asia (2020)
  • Pax International Readership Awards (2019, 2020)
  • Onboard Hospitality Awards (2018, 2021)
  • APEX Regional Passenger Choice Award (2018-2020)
  • TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award (2018-2020)
  • Airline Market Leadership award by Air Transport World (2015)
  • Best Airline in Central Asia and India by the Skytrax Awards (2012-2019)
  • Travel Plus Award for best amenity kits (various years between 2010-2018)
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Our strategy is to ensure profitable growth as one of the leading carriers in Central Asia and the Caucasus.

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From the Heart of Eurasia we are building one of the finest airlines in the world.

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Incorporated in 2001, Air Astana has grown to become an award-winning airline that has generated strong returns for its investors.