FlyArystan, a relatively new low cost
airline in Kazakhstan, has unveiled plans to launch eight routes
from its new aircraft base in Karaganda.
Starting 20 April, the sixth FlyArystan
aircraft will join the fleet of the rapidly growing Kazakh
carrier and will become the first one based at the Sary-Arka
International Airport, Karaganda.
The new routes to be served from
Karaganda are to Atyrau, Aktau, Kostanay, Kyzylorda, Aktobe,
Shymkent, Semey and Moscow (Zhukovsky). They will join the
existing Karaganda service to Almaty that was started in May 2019
with the launch of FlyArystan.
Sales for all domestic routes are available now, with sales for the new route to Moscow (Zhukovsky)
expected to start in early-mid March once all necessary regulatory
approvals for are received. The new scheduled flights
will be operated according to the following schedule:
From 20 April 2020
- Karaganda-Aktau-Karaganda 2 times a week on
Mondays and Thursdays.
- Karaganda-Kostanay-Karaganda 2 times per week on
Mondays and Fridays.
From 21 April 2020
- Karaganda-Shymkent-Karaganda 4 times a week on
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays.
From 22 April
- Karaganda-Atyrau-Karaganda 2 times per week will
be operated on Wednesdays and Sundays.
- Karaganda-Aktobe-Karaganda 2 times a week will
be operated on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
- Karaganda-Kyzylorda-Karaganda 2 times per week on
Wednesdays and Sundays.
From 23 April 2020
- Karaganda-Semey-Karaganda 2 times per week on
Mondays and Thursdays.
From 16 May 2020
- Karaganda- Moscow (Zhukovsky)-Karaganda 2 times
a week on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
Janar Jailauova, sales and marketing director said
“The opening of a base in Karaganda is an important event not only
for residents of the entire region, but also for the Kazakhstan
aviation industry as a whole, since the new FlyArystan base in
Karaganda is not only the first regional base of a low-cost
airline, but also demonstrates the growth that can be achieved by
other large regional airports across the country. We are very
pleased that now from the very heart of Kazakhstan it is possible
to fly directly to 8 other domestic cities right across the
country, and Moscow (Zhukovsky), with our low fares. That is great
for Karaganda, the region and people all across the country.”
In less than 10 months of operations FlyArystan
has sold approximately 1,200,000 seats and carried more than
950,000 passengers with a customer load factor of 93%. Ontime
performance of the new low cost carrier has averaged more than 88%
since its startup in May 2019.