Kazakhstan’s Air Astana will launch a new weekly
flight between London Heathrow and Astana on 29 October 2013,
bringing the number of services between Kazakhstan and the British
capital to three per week.
The flights will be operated by Boeing
757-200 aircraft, configured with 16 business class and 150
The new flights will complement the existing
Almaty-London services as well as the existing daily
The new London rotations will mean that
on Tuesdays the aircraft will fly Almaty-London-Astana-Almaty, on Thursdays the aircraft will fly Almaty-Astana-London-Almaty and on
Saturdays directly between Almaty-London-Almaty.
Passengers wishing to travel between London and Astana on days
other than when the direct services operate can utilize the daily
services between Astana and Frankfurt and connect with partner
airlines British Airways or Lufthansa between Frankfurt and London
The direct services from London to Astana will
also enable UK originating passengers to connect to Air Astana
increasing international and domestic network services operating
from Astana, which include Beijing, Urumchi, Tashkent, Bishkek, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg and Omsk amongst others.
delighted to be able be able to increase services to the United
Kingdom. Not only are we increasing our current capacity between
Kazakhstan and London Heathrow by 50%, we are directly connecting
the two capital cities for the first time. Following quickly on
the heels of Prime Minister David Cameroon’s visit to Kazakhstan,
this step demonstrates the strengthening relationship between the
two countries and our increasing focus on Astana in the run up to
Expo 2017” said
Peter Foster, President of Air Astana.
Astana launched services between Almaty and London in December
2003 and has carried more than 160,000 passengers on the route to