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Air Astana Launches Flights to Vietnam

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Tuesday, 8  January 2013
 

[HD video below] Air Astana has launched flights between Almaty in Kazakhstan and Ho Chi Minh city in Vietnam.

The flight to Ho Chi Minh city will be operated via Bangkok, with a total flight time of nine hours. The return flight from Ho Chi Minh city to Almaty will be operated non-stop and take only seven hours.

Flights will initially be operated on Wednesdays and Fridays using a Boeing 757 configured in a 16 business class / 150 economy class layout.

Fares from Almaty to Ho Chi Minh city start from US$590 including governmental taxes, airport fees and charges.

Air Astana offers 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), Moscow, Kazan, and St Petersburg (Russia), Tashkent (Uzbekistan), and Tbilisi (Georgia).

Air Astana continues to grow in strength and reputation as Central Asia's leading carrier, with the development of our Asian network being a very high priority. Im delighted that Ho Chi Minh City is destined to become our next exciting destination from the region and confident that with its range of attractions, it will prove popular with tourists from Kazakhstan and neighbouring countries, said Peter Foster, President of Air Astana.

Air Astana flies an all western fleet comprising of two Boeing 767s, five Boeing 757s, nine Airbus A320s, and six Embraer 190s.

The airline is a full member of the International Air Transport Association and was the first airline in Kazakhstan to achieve EASA Part 145 aircraft maintenance certification.

Air Astana is a joint venture between Kazakhstans national wealth fund Samruk Kazyna and BAE Systems, with respective shares of 51% and 49%.

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