FlyArystan, a new low cost airline based in
Kazakhstan, has opened ticket sales on its first international
FlyArystan will launch flights between Nur-Sultan
(the capital city formerly known as Astana) and Moscow on 13
The airline will operate the route with daily
flights using Airbus A320 aircraft.
Flights are scheduled to depart Nur-Sultan at
22:10 with arrival into Moscow at 22:40. The return flight is
timed to leave Zhukovsky at 23:25 and arrive into Nur-Sultan at 05:35
the following morning.
Jailauova, FlyArystan's Director of Sales and Marketing, said, "Moscow is clearly an important historic, tourist
and business center and as such it’s only appropriate that it is
our first international route flown by FlyArystan from our Capital Nur-Sultan. We are confident that with our low fares we shall
stimulate significant new traffic between Nur-Sultan and Moscow in
both directions. That is great news for potential tourism growth
in both locations while also allowing families in both cities to
reconnect more often.”
Zhukovsky is one of the fastest
growing airports in the world and last year handled 1.16 million
passengers which was 173% more than the year earlier.
Director General of Ramport Aero, Thomas Vaishvila, said, “From our
side we will try to provide the airline and passengers with a
friendly welcome and the best conditions. The cultural and
economic ties between Russia and Kazakhstan are constantly being
strengthened, so the carrier’s plans to increase the fleet open up
great opportunities for strengthening and expanding our
partnership in the future.”
This new route addition is made
possible by the addition of a 4th aircraft to the FlyArystan fleet
in December and the second to be based in Nur-Sultan.
FlyArystan is expected to expand its fleet to 10 A320 aircraft by the
end of 2020, and 15 aircraft by 2022.
The FlyArystan fleet of Airbus A320
aircraft are configured with 180 seats and have an average age of