Air Astana passengers holding Indian passports
can now enjoy 72 hours visa-free stopovers in Kazakhstan.
Passengers with Air
Astana flights transiting in the beautiful city of Almaty or the
more modern city of Astana, simply need to
notify check-in staff at the point of departure in order to enjoy
the benefit of a visa free visit.
“Air Astana has been enjoying
significant growth in transit traffic through the Almaty and
Astana over the past two years, particularly from New Delhi,” said
Richard Ledger, vice-president Marketing and Sales, Air Astana.
“I’m in no doubt that the introduction of 72 hours visa-free entry
to Kazakhstan for Indian passport holders will further boost
transit traffic. We look forward to welcoming more Indian
passengers on Air Astana flights and hope they enjoy the
attractions of Almaty and Astana, particularly given our US$1 Stopover Holidays program that offers one night's accommodation with breakfast and return airport transfers.”
Air Astana offers daily Delhi – Almaty flights
and a thrice weekly Delhi – Astana service operated by modern
Airbus and Embraer aircraft. The direct flightx connecting the
capitals of India and Kazakhstan were introduced on 2 July 2017.
introduction of the first flight between two countries Air Astana
has carried almost 570 thousand passengers. Favourite Air Astana
destinations for Indian passengers include Moscow, Kiev, Tbilisi,
Baku, Istanbul and Bishkek. Additional cities, where Air Astana
provides convenient onward flights include St. Petersburg, Omsk,
Novosibirsk, Beijing and Urumqi as well London, Frankfurt, and
Paris. Air Astana’s transit traffic for between January and March
2018 grew by 62% compared with the same period last year and represents almost 30% of total passenger traffic.
The new service came into effect on 23 April
2018 and is currently scheduled to run until the end of the year,
though it may be extended.
Pictures of Almaty and Astana, Kazakhstan.
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