FlyArystan, the new low cost
airline from the Kazakh flag carrier, Air Astana, will launch services on 1 May 2019.
Tickets for the inaugural domestic routes from Almaty International Airport to Taraz and Uralsk
are now on sale with one-way fares from US$13 to Taraz
and US$34 to Uralsk.
FlyArystan will operate Airbus A320
aircraft configured with 180 economy seats on both routes.
Operating daily, FlyArystan will offer more than 130,000 seats on
each of the routes annually.
“With Board approval for this
exciting new airline granted just six months ago, seats going on
sale so swiftly is a remarkable achievement,” said
OBE, President and CEO of Air Astana. “FlyArystan adds strength to what we can now call the Air
Astana Group. It enables us to effectively compete in the growing
low-cost travel segment in our country on better than equal terms
with other airlines. FlyArystan gives us the opportunity to grow
the overall market by taking customers from other forms of travel
and we are proud to be playing an important social and economic
development role in Kazakhstan by creating this exciting new
Tim Jordan, the head of FlyArystan, said, “FlyArystan presents a great opportunity
for both Kazakhstan citizens and foreign visitors to travel more
easily and comfortably across this vast country with lower air
fares. With only a
month to go before the launch of our first services to Taraz and
Uralsk, we are delighted at the immediate strong market response
and look forward to welcoming our first customers in May.”