Monday 4th June 2018

  • Air Astana
  • Air Astana

The airline launches two new flights to the Russian Federation and takes delivery of its third A320neo family aircraft

Air Astana, Skytrax award-winning carrier from Kazakhstan, has launched new flights from Astana to two destinations in Russia - Tyumen and Kazan. The new Astana - Tyumen route commenced on June 2, 2018 and operates three times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. The flight is served by an Embraer E190 with nine Business Class and 88 Economy Class seats.

The Flight duration from Astana to Tyumen is 1h 40min and the return flight is 1h 30min. Lead in fares from London to Tyumen via Astana start at £438 return in Economy Class and £1546 return in Business Class (prices may vary due to currency fluctuations). Tickets can be purchased at, from the airline's ticketing offices or Air Astana's accredited ticketing agencies. 

Air Astana's second new route: Astana - Kazan, commenced on June 3, 2018. The new flight operates on Sundays and is served by an Airbus A320 and Embraer E190 aircraft. The new service supplements the existing Almaty - Kazan flight, which operates twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays. The flight duration from Astana to Kazan is 2h 35min and the return flight is 2h 20min. Ticket prices from London to Kazan via Astana start at £511 return in Economy Class and £2036 return in Business Class (prices may vary due to currency fluctuations).

The airline's international passengers with long transfers in Astana are offered Air Astana's Stopover Holidays programme that includes hotel accommodation for one night with breakfast and airport transfers included for $1US. For more information on Air Astana Stopover Holidays please visit:

This latest network expansion coincides with the delivery of the airline's second Airbus A321neo. Air Astana took delivery of the aircraft on June 2. The new aircraft offers 179 seats (Business 28/Economy 151) in a two-class layout. Similar to its first A321neo, this aircraft is equipped with an in-seat IFE system. The aircraft will be operated on Air Astana's domestic and international routes including flights to Russia, Georgia, Turkey, UAE, Central Asia and China. In total the airline has ordered 17 A32oneo family aircraft with the first (A320neo) and second (A321neo) having been previously delivered. The remaining 14 aircraft are to be delivered within the next two years enabling Air Astana to operate one of the youngest fleets in the world.

About Air Astana

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 A320 Family aircraft including A320neo and A321neo 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, 2016 and 2017. TripAdvisor named Air Astana as a Winner in the Regional Airlines - Asia category in the 2018 Travellers' Choice Awards, which identifies travellers' favourite carriers around the globe.

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