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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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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