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Air Astana Launches Flights to Kiev; Increases Russia Services

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[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 five hours.

 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 and 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 Peter Foster, President, Air Astana.

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