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New flights to Tashkent, Uzbekistan from London, Paris and Frankfurt for Summer 2019 by Air Astana

Air Astana, the Skytrax award-winning national carrier of Kazakhstan, is pleased to offer new through flights to Tashkent, Uzbekistan via its Astana hub from London Heathrow, Frankfurt and Paris CDG from the start of its summer schedule on 29th March 2019.  Tashkent flights originating from London Heathrow will run three times weekly; from Frankfurt four times per week and twice a...

First Embraer E190-E2 For Air Astana Arrives In Kazakhstan

The first new generation Embraer E190-E2 for Air Astana arrived at Nursultan Nazarbayev International airport in Astana yesterday, following ferry flights from the manufacturer’s factory in São José dos Campos, Brazil. This is the first of five Embraer E190-E2 aircraft scheduled to be delivered to Air Astana following an order originally placed in August 2017. Air Astana curren...

Air Astana receives Five Star Airline Rating at APEX Awards

Air Astana received a Five Star Airline Rating in the Major Regional Airlines category at the APEX Awards held in Boston on 24th September 2018. More than 500 airlines from all over the world are rated by APEX on the basis of online passenger reviews of seat comfort, on-board service, food & beverage, in-flight entertainment and Wi-Fi services. Amongst other international awards, Air Ast...

AIR ASTANA CELEBRATES 16th YEAR WITH OPENING OF NEW AVIATION TECHNICAL CENTRE IN ASTANA

Largest aircraft repair centre in Central Asia offers services to national and international carriers across the region Air Astana, the award-winning Kazakh flag carrier, marked its 16th anniversary with the opening of a new Aviation Technical Centre at Astana’s Nursultan Nazarbayev international airport today. The new Aviation Technical Centre enables Air Astana to undertake all air...

Airbus is Strategic Partner at KADEX-2018

Airbus will attend KADEX-2018 (Hall1), Kazakhstan’s V International Exhibition Weapons Systems and Military Equipment, as a “Strategic Partner” this year. The exhibition will take place in Astana, from 23th May to 26th May 2018, and, for the first time, it will encompass the International Forum "Space Days in Kazakhstan", which will become one of the central dialogue pl...

Air Astana destined to become one of the largest Airbus A320neo Family operators in Central Asia and CIS

Air Astana, the flag carrier of Kazakhstan, is destined to become one of the largest A320neo Family operators in Central Asia and CIS over the next three years. The airline became the first operator of this type in the region in 2016 and the fleet will grow to 17 aircraft by 2020. Air Astana will then operate 6 A320neo, 7 A321neo and 4 A321neo LR types. All aircraft will be acquired on operating l...

Air Astana introduces fifth weekly service between London Heathrow and Astana

Air Astana, Kazakhstan’s Skytrax award-winning national airline, returns to the Business Travel Show in London Olympia this week, 22-23 February (Airline Pavilion Stand A1) with the announcement of a fifth weekly direct flight – on Sundays – from London Heathrow (LHR) to Kazakhstan’s capital city, Astana (TSE), effective 4th June 2017. The new service departs T4 at 1715, ar...

Air Astana takes delivery of its first A320neo

Air Astana, Kazakhstan’s flag carrier, has taken delivery of its first A320neo at Airbus headquarters in Toulouse in the presence of airline executives and government officials. The aircraft leased from Air Lease Corporation is part of a deal announced at Farnborough Airshow 2015 for 11 A320neo Family aircraft. The A320neo will join Air Astana’s Airbus fleet of 13 A320 Family aircraft,...

Kazakhstan may start producing cutting-edge aircraft for aerial firefighting

Kazakhstan may begin producing modern amphibious Be-103 aircraft for aerial firefighting, Tengrinews.kz reported citing the Aviation Explorer Commonwealth for aviation experts. “Our customers are interested in two types of aircraft, namely Be-200ES and light amphibious Be-103. We are talking about both the acquisition of aircraft, as well as joint promotion in the mark...

Kazakhstan to buy two new military transport aircraft from Russia

Russia and Kazakhstan will soon sign a contract for the supply of new military transport aircraft IL-76MD-90A, also known as IL-476. An informed source in the military and diplomatic circles told Izvestia Newspaper, Russia, Kazakh Air Force should receive two new flying transporters. “At the moment, the contract is in a high degree of readiness, it is planned t...

Plant in Kazakhstan to be able to do repairs of Russian helicopters

An Aircraft Repair Plant #405 JSC, Kazakhstan, has passed examination procedure by the Helicopters of Russia joint stock company and is currently recognized, as an authorized aircraft repair enterprise in Kazakhstan, according to the Defense Ministry’s Press Service. In the course of the Army 2016 international military-technical forum in Kubinka Moscow Oblast, Russia, lead...

Kazakhstan can be the first customer for the Russian Il-76MD-90A aircraft

Kazakhstan can be the first customer of Russian military transport planes IL-76MD-90A ahead of Algeria, Iran and the RSA, Kommersant reported. The sides had some progress in the talks on military and transport planes IL-76MD-90A. If the sides come to terms in the nearest future Kazakhstan can become the first country ahead of Algeria, Iran and the RSA new IL planes will be delivered to....