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Fri, 1 July 2016

Air Astana Launches Flights Between Almaty and Tehran, Iran

Air Astana has launched flights between the beautiful city of Almaty in Kazakhstan and Tehran, the capital of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Air Astana will operate the new route three times per week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays with two-class Embraer E190 aircraft.

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The Republic Kazakhstan, the approximate value in trade between the two countries in 2015 was US$ 1 billion. In Kazakhstan there are also a number of Kazakh-Iranian joint enterprises as well as cultural and scientific ties between the countries which are expected to benefit from the new service.

“I trust that our Iranian guests will enjoy the history and culture of Kazakhstan,” said Ibrahim Canliel, senior vice-president, Sales and Marketing, Air Astana. “Almaty has a lot more to offer with premium ski resorts, year around cultural events, a wide variety of shopping malls and fine dining – all at surprisingly great value for money. All these are accessible with a flight that is just three and a half hours away from Tehran. The new service connecting Kazakhstan with Iran will provide convenient connections to Air Astana’s CIS and Asian network, in particular to the cities of Beijing and Urumqi.”

Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs is currently in negotiations to enable Kazakh citizens to potentially obtain an Iranian visa on arrival in the country.

See also: Kazakhstan Tourism Update Interview from JATA 2016, Pictures from Almaty and Astana in Kazakhstan (2015), Interview with President and CEO of Air Astana - Mr. Peter Foster OBE (2015), Interview with GM of The Ritz-Carlton, Almaty (2015), HD Video of Astana (2011), Interview with Peter Foster, President of Air Astana (2011), Interview with Interim GM of Radisson Astana (2011), and HD Video of Almaty (2011).

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