Wed, 6 June 2018

Air Astana Launches Flights to Tyumen and Kazan in Russia

Air Astana has launched flights from Astana to two destinations in Russia – Tyumen and Kazan.

The new Astana – Tyumen route commenced on 2 June 2018 and will operate thrice weekly on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. The flight will be served by an Embraer E190, with nine Business Class and 88 Economy Class seats.

Air Astana’s second new route: Astana – Kazan, commenced on 3 June 2018. The new flight will operate on Sundays and will be served by an Airbus A320 and Embraer E190 aircraft.

Cabin of Air Astana's Airbus A321neo. Click to enlarge.

 The new service supplements the existing Almaty – Kazan flight, which operates twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays.

This latest network expansion coincides with the delivery of the airline’s second Airbus A321neo. Air Astana took delivery of the aircraft on 2 June. The new aircraft offers 179 seats in a two-class layout (Business 28/Economy 151). Similar to its first A321neo, this aircraft is equipped with an in-seat IFE system.

 The aircraft will be operated on Air Astana’s domestic and international routes including flights to Russia, Georgia, Turkey, UAE, Central Asia and China.

In total, the airline has ordered 17 A32oneo family of aircraft, with first A320neo and two A321neo already delivered. The remaining 14 aircraft are to be delivered within the next two years.

Pictures from Almaty and Astana in Kazakhstan (June 2015).

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