Air Astana Launches Almaty - Hong Kong Flights

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Wednesday, 29 August 2012

[HD video below] Air Astana has launched flights between Almaty and Hong Kong.

Flights will initially be operated twice weekly (Tuesdays and Fridays) using a Boeing 757 configured in a 16 business class / 150 economy class configuration.

The duration of the Almaty to Hong Kong flight is 6 hours 10 minutes, whilst Hong Kong to Almaty flight is 7 hours 10 minutes.

Air Astana offers connecting flights from Almaty to nine domestic destinations including the capital Astana and Atyrau on the Caspian Sea, as well as regional services to cities including Baku (Azerbaijan), Dushanbe (Tajikistan), Kazan (Russia), Novosibirsk (Russia), St Petersburg (Russia), Tashkent (Uzbekistan), Tbilisi (Georgia) and Yekaterinburg (Russia).

Hong Kong is Air Astanas sixth long haul destination in Asia, with existing services operating to Bangkok, Beijing, Delhi, Kuala Lumpur and Seoul.

Air Astana is in the midst of its 10th anniversary celebrations and Im delighted to add this pioneering direct service to Hong Kong from Central Asia to our achievements this year. Alpine Almaty and dynamic Hong Kong are both exciting destinations and with visa free travel for HKSAR/ Kazakhstan passport holders, Im confident about strong traffic growth amongst both business and leisure travellers, said Peter Foster, President of Air Astana. Skytrax recently awarded Air Astana a 4-star rating and named it Best Airline, Central Asia, so passengers on the Hong Kong route can look forward to very high standards of service.

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