Air Astana

First Kazakh A321LR

Air Astana has become the maiden operator of the Airbus A321LR in Russia and the CIS, accepting its first of seven examples on lease from Air Lease Corporation. The Pratt & Whitney PW1100G-powered jet is the fourth A321neo variant operated

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Take Off for Air Astana’s New Budget Carrier

Kazakh flag carrier Air Astana is today (May 1) celebrating the first revenue flight of its new low-cost subsidiary, FlyArystan. Positioned as a “low fare, high quality” airline, it marks the latest commercial escalation the increasingly competitive CIS market. The

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Air Astana Reveals Snow Leopard Livery

Air Astana, the national carrier of Kazakhstan, has opted for an eye-catching livery for its new Embraer E190-E2 aircraft. The airline’s first E2 touched down at Astana/Nursultan Nazarbayev this week sporting a special snow leopard design. The move is part

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Air Astana To Launch New LCC

Kazakhstan’s national carrier has revealed plans to launch a new low-cost subsidiary. The budget airline will fly under the branding FlyArystan, with management eyeing its first commercial operations in the “first half of 2019”. The new airline will initially focus

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Air Astana Looks East

Air Astana has extended its reach in Asia after signing a new codeshare partnership with Cathay Pacific.  The deal, which came into force on March 15, sees the two flag carriers co-operating on the Kazakh airline’s thrice-weekly service between Almaty

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E190-E2s for Air Astana

Kazakh national carrier Air Astana has agreed long-term leases for five Embraer E190-E2s with AerCap.  Deliveres of the second-generation E-Jets, which come from the lessor’s existing order book, will begin in Q4 2018. Peter Foster, President and CEO of Air

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Air Astana Gets Maiden Neo

Kazakh flag carrier Air Astana has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320neo at a special ceremony at the manufacturer’s Toulouse facility. The jet, registered P4-KBH (c/n 7124) and leased from Air Lease Corporation, is the first of 11 A320neo

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Another Profitable Year for Air Astana

AIR ASTANA has posted a net profit of $47.4m for last year, up 144% over 2014.  The carrier has remained consistently profitable since its launch, despite a turbulent local economy that has seen the Kazakh tenge devalued twice inside the

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Kazakh Growth Continues

KAZAKH NATIONAL carrier Air Astana has revealed its operating profit increased to $23.9 million for the first half of 2015, up 115% over the same period last year.  The total number of passengers carried also grew – by 4% to

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A Good Night’s Sleep

KAZAKHSTAN FLAG carrier, Air Astana introduced its Economy Sleeper Class product on its Boeing 757 services from Astana to London and Frankfurt on February 3.

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