Air Astana to Increase Bangkok Services

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Friday, 3 December 2010

Air Astana, the flag carrier of the Republic of Kazakhstan, is increasing frequency on the Almaty to Bangkok route to four services per week with effect from 5 December 2010.

The additional Saturday service will operated by Boeing 757 with a 16 business class / 150 economy seat configuration, with the existing three services continuing to be operated by Boeing 767 with 30 business class / 190 economy seat configuration on Sundays and Wednesdays and by Boeing 757 on Fridays.

Overall seating capacity on the route will increase by almost 30% in order to match the steady increase in traffic between Kazakhstan - Asia and Australia.

Services on the Almaty to Kuala Lumpur route were increased to twice weekly on 3 November. Flights to Kuala Lumpur now operate on Sundays and Wednesdays, with the new return flight on Thursdays providing more flexibility to passengers who may have previously returned mid-week via Air Astanas Bangkok service.

Air Astanas services to other long-haul destinations in Asia remain unchanged, with Almaty to Beijing served five times a week, Almaty to New Dehli served three times a week and Almaty to Seoul served twice a week.

To improve comfort on all long haul routes, the entire Boeing 757 fleet was recently re-equipped with lie-flat Sleeper Business Class seats and the KCTV personal entertainment system.

Passenger demand for Air Astanas award winning services to Asia continues to grow strongly and the airline is delighted to respond with increased frequencies on the long haul routes to Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur. Given the prevailing shift of global influence and commercial dynamism towards Asia in general, I foresee continued expansion of Air Astanas network of services to the region in the years ahead, said Peter Foster, President, Air Astana.

Air Astana is a joint venture between Kazakhstans JS Company Sovereign Wealth Fund SamrukKazyna (51%) and BAE Systems (49%).

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