Posted on: 04 June 2018 by Mark Howells
Kazakh national flag carrier Air Astana has launched flights to two new destinations in Russia, while also receiving its second new Airbus A321neo aircraft.
The new route from Astana to Tyumen began on 2 June and operates three times a week, with the approximate one hour 30-minute flight operated using an Embraer E190 with nine Business Class and 88 Economy Class seats.
The second new route is from Astana to Kazan and began the following day. The weekly flight is served using both Airbus A320 and Embraer E190 aircraft. The new service supplements an existing Almaty – Kazan flight, which operates twice a week. The flight duration from Astana to Kazan is approximately two and a half hours.
The airline also received its latest aircraft on 2 June, an Airbus A321neo in a 179-seat (Business 28/Economy 151) two-class layout. Similar to its first A321neo, it is equipped with an in-seat IFE system. It will be operated on Air Astana’s domestic and international routes including flights to Russia, Georgia, Turkey, UAE, Central Asia and China.
The airline has now ordered 17 A320neo family aircraft with two delivered and the remaining 15 to be received within two years.