[HD videos below] Kazakhstan’s Air Astana has launched flights
from Almaty and Astana to Kiev, capital of Ukraine.
The Almaty to
Kiev service is being operated three times a week
(Tuesday/Friday/Sunday), with the flight by Airbus A320 taking
The Astana to Kiev service is also being operated three
times a week (Monday/Wednesday/Saturday), with the flight by
Embraer E190 taking four hours.
The airline has also expanded its services to Russia with
thrice weekly flights between Atyrau, on the Caspian Sea, and Moscow.
On 16 April, the airline will launch thrice weekly flights between Astana
Orenburg in southern Russia. Both services will be operated using
Embraer E190 aircraft and bring the total number of Air Astana
routes to Russia up to eleven.
Air Astana currently
operates over 50 services week from Almaty and Astana to Moscow,
Kazan, Novosibirsk, Omsk, Samara, St Petersburg and Yakaterinburg.
“Air Astana continues to
strengthen its position as Central Asia’s leading carrier, with
the new services to Ukraine and Russia from the hubs in Almaty and
Astana further extending the international network. With growing
government, business, cutural and tourism links between Ukraine
and Kazakhstan, I’m confident of strong demand for Air Astana’s Skytrax award winning service on these new routes,” said
Foster, President, Air Astana.