Tuesday 21st March 2017

  • Air Astana
  • Air Astana Expo 2017

Air Astana, Kazakhstan's Skytrax award-winning national airline and the official carrier of Astana EXPO 2017, is offering its international passengers arriving in the capital, Astana, a free ticket to attend the international exposition taking place from June 10th to September 10th.

The unique offer is open to passengers with flight tickets dated from June 1st to September 10th. To obtain a free ticket, eligible passengers should simply go to and click on the EXPO tab to register and print their ticket.

With its theme of 'Energy of the Future' EXPO 2017 is expected to attract more than two million visitors. The event aims to generate global discussion and develop knowledge to help control energy consumption and minimize damage to the environment.

Peter Foster, Air Astana CEO and President comments, "We are extremely proud to serve as the official carrier of EXPO 2017 and we look forward to extending a very warm welcome to passengers from the UK and around the world as they visit this major international event in Kazakhstan's capital, Astana."

Timed ahead of EXPO, Air Astana recently announced its fifth weekly direct flight - on Sundays - from London Heathrow (LHR) to Astana (TSE), effective 4th June 2017.

The new service departs T4 at 1755, arriving 0520 the following morning in Astana, a 6.25hr journey. The return departs Astana at 1300hrs local time, arriving 1505hrs the same day.

The new service complements existing departures from London Heathrow to Astana on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Air Astana offers a three class product aboard its modernised Boeing 757 aircraft - 16 seats in business; 108 in economy and up to 12 innovative Economy Sleeper Seats, which afford more personal space and privacy with a guaranteed row of three seats in the front of the Economy class cabin. Return fares start from £498 for Economy Class, £1,505 for an Economy Sleeper, and £1,968 for Business Class. Fares include all taxes and are valid for year round departures from London including the peak season.

Air Astana also provides a range of hotel accommodation and tours in Astana with its Stopover Programme.  Inclusive of accommodation, breakfast and airport transfers, these flexible pre-paid packages enable visitors to tailor the length of stay and category of hotel to their exact needs.  Packages can be booked at market leading prices and instantly confirmed online at:


Air Astana, the national carrier of Kazakhstan, operates flights to over 60 domestic and international routes from hubs in Astana and Almaty. The company was incorporated in late 2001 and commenced operations on 15 May 2002. Air Astana fleet consists of Boeing 767, 757, Airbus A319, A320, A320neo, A321 and Embraer 190 aircraft.

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 at its World Airline Awards 2012 and was also named 'The Best Airline in Central Asia and India' that year. Both achievements were repeated in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

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