Air Astana announces new service from Paris to Almaty

Monday 25th November 2019

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  • Air Astana Airbus A321LR

Air Astana, the award-winning national carrier of Kazakhstan, is pleased to announce a new service from Paris to Almaty will launch in June 2020. The flights will operate three times a week using the carrier’s new Airbus A321LR, which entered revenue service on the Air Astana network last month. Air Astana made its debut on Paris-Astana (now Nur-Sultan) in Spring 2015, using a B757.

The service between the French Capital and Almaty, Kazakhstan’s commercial centre and second city, will operate on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, with departures from Paris at 19.20 local time, arriving in Almaty at 06.35 local.  The return flight from Almaty will depart at 14.15 local time and arrive in Paris at 18.00 hrs local.  Flight times are 7 hours, 45 minutes and 7 hours and 15 minutes, respectively. The flights are available for booking on

Fares start from 448 euros in economy class and from 2206.88 euros in business class, including taxes and surcharges. Depending on the fare basis, the baggage allowance affords up to two pieces of luggage per person, 32 kg each.

Upon arrival in Almaty, passengers from Paris will enjoy convenient domestic flight connections to Kazakhstan’s capital Nur-Sultan and Shymkent, as well international flight connections to Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan and Dushanbe in Tajikistan.

About Air Astana

Air Astana, the national carrier of Kazakhstan, operates flights to over 60 domestic and international routes from hubs in Nur-Sultan and Almaty. The company commenced operations in 2002. The Air Astana fleet consists of 38 aircraft including Boeing 767/757, Airbus A320/A320neo, A321/A321neo/A321LR and Embraer E-190/E2 aircraft.

Air Astana became the first carrier from Russia, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and Eastern Europe to be awarded a 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 2013-2019. Air Astana named Winner in TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards in 2018 and 2019.

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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