Air Astana Launches Direct Astana - Beijing Flights

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Monday, 27 August 2012

[HD video below] Air Astana has launched direct flights between Astana and Beijing.

Flights will operate on Wednesdays and Saturdays using a Boeing 757 configured with 16 business class seats and 150 economy class seats.

The flight will depart from Astana at 15.25 and arrive in Beijing at 22.35 local time.

The return departure from Beijing will depart at 23.45 and arrive in Astana at 04.00 local time.

Air Astana first launched Almaty to Beijing services in December 2002, with 500,000 passengers and 7.5 million tons of cargo being carried since that date. A 70% load factor being achieved on the route over the past 30 months.

Air Astana started services from Astana to Urumqui in western China since November 2008.

Air Astana is delighted to introduce this new direct flight between the capitals of Kazakhstan and Peoples Republic of China, which will allow residents and visitors of both cities to save time and money in flying between Astana and Beijing. Im confident that the flights will further stimulate business, commercial, political and cultural relations between the two countries, said Ibrahim Canliel, Vice President Sales and Marketing, Air Astana. Air Astana passengers on the new service can enjoy very high standards of service, which recently received a 4 star rating from Skytrax and was named the best airline in Central Asia and India.

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