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