Air Astana Speeds Up Long-Haul Network Expansion

Air Astana President and CEO Peter Foster has revealed detailed network plans for the Kazakhstan carrier, pushing for more services into Russia, China, India, and Europe. This will increase the number of sixth-freedom passengers via its main hub at Astana Int’l Airport in Almaty. ‘Sixth freedom’ combines the third and fourth freedom’s right to carry passengers from a second to a third country via a stop at the airline’s home country.