Air Astana Launches Direct Flights Between Almaty and Kazan

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Air Astana has launched direct flights connecting Almaty to Kazan, capital of Tatarstan, Russia.

The service is operated three times a week (Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday) using Embraer 190 airliners in a 98-seat, two-class configuration.

The new service from Almaty to Kazan is Air Astanas seventh destination in the Russian Federation, with existing services operating from Almaty to Moscow, Saint Petersburg and Samara, as well as those operating from Astana, Kazakhstan's capital, to Moscow, Novosibirsk and Yekaterinburg.

Passengers travelling from Kazan will be able to easily connect to Air Astana services from Almaty to Asian destinations including Bangkok, Dehli, Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur.

The new Air Astana flight between Tatarstan and Kazakhstan is a long-awaited service not only for the 250,000 Tatars and Bashkirs of Kazakhstan, but also for all those who call Kazakhstan their second home. We hope that these regular flight connections will enable the socio-political, economic and cultural relations between one of the largest regions in the Russian Federation and the Republic of Kazakhstan to become even closer, said Taufik Karimov, President of the Tatar and Bashkir's Association of National Cultural Centers of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The cost of an economy return ticket from Kazan to Almaty starts at 11,139 rubles, including all airport taxes and other fees and from 26,939 ruble for business class.

The cost of an economy return ticket from Almaty to Kazan starts at 39,563 tenge including airport taxes and other fees and from 127,562 tenge for business class.

The flight duration from Kazan to Almaty is 3 hours and 30 minutes, while Almaty to Kazan takes 3 hours and 50 minutes.

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