FlyArystan, a division of Air Astana, has carried
700,581 passengers on more than 4,000 operated flights in the 8
months since its launch on 1 May 2019.
FlyArystan's load factor over the same May to
December period was 94%, with the on-time performance of flights
over the same period being more than 90%.
FlyArystan commenced operations with two Airbus A320
aircraft based in Almaty,
Kazakhstan. In October and December, a further two A320 aircraft
were added to the fleet with a new aircraft base in the capital Nur-Sultan
commencing at that time.
FlyArystan finished the year with 13
routes to a total of 10 destinations, one of which is the
airline's first international service from Nur-Sultan
to Zhukovsky (Moscow).
Tim Jordan, Head of FlyArystan, said, “We shall be
growing our fleet from 4 to 10 aircraft in 2020. That will
certainly allow us to continue our rapid growth and to bring our
low fares and new routes to many more cities across Kazakhstan and
the Central Asian region. We will also be opening at least two new
aircraft bases in both Karaganda and Aktobe in 2020 and we look
forward to adding more in the future.”