Russia’s Pulkovo Airport, Kazakhstan’s Air Astana celebrate Astana Day

On July 6, 2018 the Pulkovo International Airport, Russia, and Air Astana, the Kazakhstan’s flag air carrier, held a traditional holiday for passengers and partners of the airport in Russia’s St. Petersburg. The event was timed to the national holiday of Kazakhstan – the Capital City Day. Such event has been organized at Pulkovo for the third time.

Souvenirs and traditional Kazakh treats in the airport check-in hall were waiting for all travelers of Air Astana’s flights departing from St. Petersburg. The first checked-in passenger received an upgrade of the class of service on board, as a gift from the airline, and a certificate for visiting the business lounge from Pulkovo Airport.

Air Astana and Air Gate of the Northern Capital, the managing company of Pulkovo Airport, prepared an air company’s presentation for representatives of travel agencies with a business class food tasting presented in the new summer menu. Among the partners, two tickets for the flight to Malaysia were played.

Air Astana has been operating flights from Saint Petersburg’s Pulkovo International Airport since 2010. In the current summer season, the airline operates St. Petersburg – Almaty and St. Petersburg –  Astana flights on a daily basis each, and in the peak period, these flights are operated several times a day. At the moment, Air Astana is the only air carrier for these destinations.

In Jan-Jun 2018, the airline carried 72.6 thousand passengers on its flights from St. Petersburg to the cities of Kazakhstan, which is by 30% higher, as compared to the figure for the same period in 2017. In total, since 2010 Air Astana’s flights to Pulkovo have benefited to 565 thousand passengers.

In 2016 and 2017, Air Astana twice became the winner of the St. Petersburg Airport LED Together Award as the most dynamically developing air carrier in the CIS.

The largest airline and national air carrier of Kazakhstan, Air Astana has won the title of the best airline of Central Asia and India for six consecutive years in the rating of the international agency Skytrax World Airline Awards. In 2018, the airline was awarded the Travelers’ Choice Awards at TripAdvisor in the “Regional Asian Air Carrier” nomination.

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