Air Astana Expands Summer Schedule

Air Astana has expanded its summer schedule with a major increase in services operating from Astana to destinations across Asia, Europe, and Russia, offering more flight options connecting major Asian and European cities.

The new schedule sees weekly service frequencies from Astana increase to Beijing (4) and Urumqi (6), China; Istanbul, Turkey (4); London, UK (5); Novosibirsk (7), Omsk (5), St Petersburg (7), and Yekaterinburg, Russia (7); Tashkent, Uzbekistan (3); and Tbilisi, Georgia (4).

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Transfer traffic currently accounts for 10% of Air Astana’s business and is forecast to double in the next few years. Strong focus is now being placed on transfer traffic growth at Astana Airport, which will officially open a new terminal in summer 2017 and will double existing capacity to eight million passengers per year. The opening of the new terminal will strengthen Astana Airport’s position as the leading hub for Central Asia, with its catchment area covering 250 million people in Central Asia, CIS, and southern Russia.

“Air Astana is delighted to announce a major expansion of services from Astana this summer, with much-improved network connectivity between destinations in Asia, Central Asia, Caucasus, China, Europe, and Russia,” says Peter Foster, president, and CEO of Air Astana. “Our passengers will travel smoothly through the new international terminal at Astana Airport, which is opening in time for the influx of visitors to Astana EXPO 2017.”

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Air Astana currently offers around 400 flights per week from and to Astana. The airline will also be resuming services from Astana to Kyiv, Ukraine on June 2, 2017.

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