Air Astana, the flag carrier of the Republic of
Kazakhstan, is increasing frequency on the Almaty to Bangkok route
to four services per week with effect from 5 December 2010.
additional Saturday service will operated by Boeing 757 with a 16
business class / 150 economy seat configuration, with the existing
three services continuing to be operated by Boeing 767 with 30
business class / 190 economy seat configuration on Sundays and
Wednesdays and by Boeing 757 on Fridays.
Overall seating capacity
on the route will increase by almost 30% in order to match the
steady increase in traffic between Kazakhstan - Asia and
Services on the Almaty to Kuala Lumpur route
were increased to twice weekly on 3 November. Flights to Kuala
Lumpur now operate on Sundays and Wednesdays, with the new return
flight on Thursdays providing more flexibility to passengers who
may have previously returned mid-week via Air Astana’s Bangkok
Air Astana’s services to other long-haul
destinations in Asia remain unchanged, with Almaty to Beijing
served five times a week, Almaty to New Dehli served three times a
week and Almaty to Seoul served twice a week.
comfort on all long haul routes, the entire Boeing 757 fleet was
recently re-equipped with lie-flat Sleeper Business Class seats
and the KCTV personal entertainment system.
demand for Air Astana’s award winning services to Asia continues
to grow strongly and the airline is delighted to respond with
increased frequencies on the long haul routes to Bangkok and Kuala
Lumpur. Given the prevailing shift of global influence and commercial dynamism towards Asia in general, I foresee continued
expansion of Air Astana’s network of services to the region in the years ahead,” said Peter Foster, President, Air Astana.
Air Astana is a joint venture between Kazakhstan’s JS Company
“Sovereign Wealth Fund SamrukKazyna” (51%) and BAE Systems (49%).
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