Air Astana enhances its summer schedule with new frequency from London Heathrow, adds Ulan Bator and Tehran to network

Thursday 25th February 2016

  • Air Astana
  • Air Astana

Air Astana, Kazakhstan's award winning national airline returns to the Business Travel Show in London this week (Airline Pavilion Stand A1) to highlight some enhancements to its summer schedule. The first is a new, fourth weekly service from London Heathrow to Astana, commencing June 2nd. The new service will operate from Terminal 4 at 17.15 on Mondays, complementing the existing Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday schedule.

Being an overnight flight Air Astana will be offering its popular Economy Sleeper Class on its Boeing 757s in addition to Business and Economy Class. The Economy Sleeper, launched last year, enables passengers to rest and sleep in a lie flat position, by combining three economy seats. The Economy Sleeper Class cabin is completely separate from Business and Economy Class cabins, with up to 12 seats available on each flight - and attractively priced at the equivalent full economy class fare.  Passengers enjoy Air Astana's Skytrax 4 Star award winning levels of service throughout the cabin.

London to Astana schedule: (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday)

Depart London Heathrow:      17:15               Arrive Astana:                        05:35*

Depart Astana:                       14:55               Arrive London Heathrow:       16:05

*denotes next day

Air Astana is also introducing its new direct, three times weekly service to Mongolia's capital city, Ulan Bator from Kazakhstan's capital early in June. Lead in return Economy Class fares from London Heathrow are competitively priced at £494.

Passengers departing on Saturdays can enjoy just one short connection via Astana in a flight journey time of just over 11 hours. Additionally, on the return Air Astana is offering a complimentary one night stay in Astana including breakfast and transfers (based on twin occupancy) for London-bound passengers departing Ulan Bator on Mondays.

Mongolia's rich cultural heritage and picturesque landscapes are proving a draw for UK tour groups who are constantly on the lookout for somewhere a little different for their clients.

Astana to Ulan Bator schedule:  

Depart Astana:             07:50               Arrive Ulan Bator:      14:45   1

Depart Astana:             06:50               Arrive Ulan Bator:      13:15   4, 7

Depart Ulan Bator:       15:15               Arrive Astana:            16:15   1

Depart Ulan Bator:       14:15               Arrive Astana:            15:15   4, 7

Another new destination on the Air Astana network, effective June 2nd is Tehran.  Air Astana will launch a new direct service to Iran's capital from Almaty on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.  The new service will be served by Airbus A320 aircraft.

Lead in return Economy Class fares including all taxes from London to Tehran via Almaty commence at £453.

Almaty to Tehran schedule (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday)

Depart Almaty:            10:55                           Arrive Tehran:  13:20  2, 4, 6

Depart Tehran:            14:20                           Arrive Almaty:  19:05  2, 4, 6

Tickets to Ulan Bator and Tehran are now available for booking on the Air Astana website.

About Air Astana

Air Astana commenced regular flight operations on 15 May, 2002 and currently operates a network of 64 routes between 39 international and domestic destinations.

Air Astana operates a fleet of 30 aircraft including three Boeing 767-300ER, five Boeing 757-200, thirteen Airbus A320 family aircraft and nine Embraer E-190s. Air Astana became the first carrier from Russia, the Commonwealth of Independent States (the CIS) and Eastern Europe to be awarded the prestigious 4-Star rating by Skytrax in its World Airline Awards 2012 and was named The Best Airline in Central Asia and India. Both accolades were repeated in 2013, 2014 and 2015. In February 2015, Air Astana received the prestigious Air Transport World Market Leader Award.

Air Astana is a joint venture between Kazakhstan's national wealth fund, Samruk Kazyna, and BAE Systems, with respective shares of 51% and 49%.">;

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