Air Astana expands Asia flights

SINGAPORE, 2 November 2023: Air Astana switched to its winter schedule on 29 October 2023, resuming services from Almaty and Astana on seasonal routes and increasing frequencies to popular destinations in Asia and the Gulf.

During the winter schedule, Air Astana will operate five flights weekly on the Almaty-Maldives route and four charter flights weekly on the Almaty-Sri Lanka route.

Flights from Almaty to Bangkok will increase from three to seven weekly, while flights from Almaty to Phuket will increase from four to 11 weekly. Kazakhstan citizens can travel to Thailand visa-free until the end of February 2024.

Flights to Dubai from Almaty will increase from seven to 12 weekly and from Astana from six to 10 weekly. There will also be charter flights from Almaty and Astana to Doha in Qatar once a week.   

On the Almaty-Delhi route, the number of flights will increase to 11 weekly and on the Almaty-Jeddah route, three weekly.

About Air Astana Group

Air Astana commenced operations in May 2002 as a joint venture between Kazakhstan’s national wealth fund, Samruk Kazyna, and BAE Systems, with respective shares of 51% and 49%. 

The airline is a full-service international and domestic carrier, with its low-cost division, FlyArystan, rapidly growing in regional and domestic markets since launching in 2019. 

The Air Astana Group operates a fleet of 48 aircraft, comprising 40 Airbus A320/A321 family aircraft, three Boeing 767 and five Embraer E2. 


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