FlyArystan carried more than 455,000 passengers,
with a load factor of 94%, during its first six months of
Since commencing flights on 1 May 2019,
the low-cost airline - a division of Air Astana, has made more than
2,500 flights, of which 93% were completed on time.
The Almaty-based airline has also sold more than
600,000 seats since starting operations, with the difference
between flown and booked being forward bookings for the coming
FlyArystan now operates
10 domestic routes within Kazakhstan with another 3 routes joining the network by the end of the year.
Its first international
Nur-Sultan Ė Moscow (Zhukovsky) will be amongst those new
routes and commences with the addition of the airline adding its
4th A320 aircraft in December 2019.
The FlyArystan fleet is
expected to grow to at least 10 aircraft by the end of 2020 with
additional aircraft bases being launched in Q2
2020 at both Karaganda and Aktobe.
As a consequence of this fleet
growth FlyArystan expects to be operating approximately 40 routes
across its network by the end of 2020.
Zhanar Zhailauova, Director for Sales and
Marketing of FlyArystan, said, ďFlyArystan offers fares from just 3,999
KZT (c.US$10). Of 170 passengers on average on each flight, 95 (56%)
passengers are buying seats at our lowest 4 fare levels with just
15 passengers (9%) buying fares in our highest 4 fare levels with
the balance buying seats in the middle fare levels. We know that
some people, including our competitors are having trouble
believing that our fares can be that low but the continuing growth
in the domestic market and the many tens of thousands of first
time flyers are testament to the FlyArystan effect that we are
seeing wherever we fly. On average across our network 47% of all
seats sold have been sold for less than 10,000 KZT (US$26).Ē
The FlyArystan fleet currently consists of three
Airbus A320 aircraft with a 180-seat configuration, with an
average age of 6 years. By 2022, it is planned to increase the
airline's fleet to at least 15 aircraft.