Air Astana, Kazakhstan’s national carrier, based in Almaty, boasts an extensive international and domestic route network, servicing 60 destinations. Popular points along with Almaty include Nur-Sultan, Dubai, Antalya, Istanbul and Frankfurt.
Although the airline was still waiting to resume its full schedule as a result of ongoing COVID-19 travel restrictions by the end of August 2021, it holds a five-star COVID-19 safety rating from SkyTrax. Its in-flight product is also award-winning. Economy Sleeper Class, an innovative premium economy-type product, provides more personal space and privacy. It features on international flights between Nur-Sultan and London Heathrow, Frankfurt and Paris.
Air Astana also offers multi-stop itineraries (up to four segments), and surface journeys can be included in those bookings. For complex itineraries, numerous code-share and interline agreements are in place (See a full list here: https://airastana.com/global/en-us/About-Us/Overview/Codeshare-and-Interline-Partners.)
Despite the impact of the global coronavirus pandemic, the Air Astana Group, which includes the low-cost subsidiary brand, FlyArystan, posted positive results for the first half of 2021. Together, the airlines carried more than 2.5-million passengers on domestic routes over the six months, an increase of 125%. At the same time, total passenger traffic across both airlines grew a combined 91%.
IATA DESIGNATOR: KC | IATA CODE: 465