Air Astana reduces frequency of flights to Istanbul owing to Government restrictions

Tuesday 10th November 2020

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  • Air Astana Airbus A321LR

Air Astana advises that effective Monday, November 9, it must reduce the number of flights it operates to Istanbul from the Kazakhstan cities of Almaty, Nur-Sultan and Atyrau.


From next week it will serve Istanbul four times weekly on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from Almaty. Air Astana will fly twice-weekly on Mondays and Thursdays from Nur-Sultan, and operate one flight a week on Fridays, from Atyrau.

All Air Astana passengers affected by this change in schedule will be able to rebook to travel on alternative future dates, free of charge, from wherever the original booking was made.  Alternatively, a full refund of the ticket price paid will be arranged.


About Air Astana


Air Astana, the national carrier of Kazakhstan, operates domestic and international flights from hubs in Nur-Sultan and Almaty. The company was incorporated in late 2001 and commenced operations on 15th May 2002. The Air Astana fleet consists of Boeing 767/757, Airbus A320 Family aircraft including A320neo, A321neo and A321LR and Embraer E190 / E190-E2.


Air Astana became the first carrier from Russia, the Commonwealth of Independent States and Eastern Europe to be awarded the prestigious 4-Star rating by Skytrax at the World Airline Awards in 2012 and was also named ‘The Best Airline in Central Asia and India’ that year. Both achievements were repeated every year through until 2019. Air Astana has also received TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards in the “Regional Carrier in Asia” and “Passenger Comfort” categories for the past three years and a 5-Star in the “Major Regional Airlines” category from APEX in 2019.

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