FlyArystan sums up its operating results for six months

FlyArystan sums up the results for the first six months of operations and reports that it has transported over 455 thousand passengers. At the same time, the load factor exceeded 94% for six months, and the timeliness of flights was 93%.

Starting May 1, 2019, the low-cost airline sold over 600,000 air tickets, including air tickets for the first international flight en route Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan – Moscow, Russia – Nur-Sultan, flights on which will start since December 13, 2019. In total, in the first half of 2019, the domestic low-cost airline made over 2,500 flights.

Zhanar Zhaylauova, sales and marketing director, FlyArystan, said, “The FlyArystan’s minimum fares come to KZT 3,999+ (10 US dollars). On average, we carry 170 passengers on each flight. So, of these, the largest number of travelers – 56% (95 passengers) buy their seats at the lowest four booking classes and only 9 % (15 passengers) buy their air tickets at the highest classes. The rest buy air tickets at average levels. Thanks to the FlyArystan effect, a large number of people appeared in the country who finally transferred from other types of transport to the plane and made their first flight in life. It was possible thanks air tickets available at a cost of less than KZT 10,000 (US $26), which accounted for 47% of all passenger seats sold.”

At present, the low-cost airline’s air route network consists of 10 domestic destinations; by the end of the year, three more new routes will join the rapidly growing network. So, on the fourth aircraft, the air carrier will begin flights from Nur-Sultan to Zhukovsky. And by the end of 2020, the FlyArystan fleet will be expanded to 10 A320 airliners, which will make it possible to launch work at new air bases at the airports of Karaganda and Aktobe. Thus, the air route network of this low-cost air company will increase to 40 destinations.

Tim Jordan, CEO, FlyArystan, is confident that in 2020 Kazakhstan will become one of the fastest growing domestic air transport markets in the world. “According to market analysis, in October this year, the Kazakhstan passenger market grew by 33% and is one of the fastest growing domestic civil aviation markets, which became possible mainly after the appearance of FlyArystan in the civil aviation market. And this will open up even more opportunities for FlyArystan, a group of companies Air Astana and, of course, for all Kazakhstan residents. For comparison, in 2018, India became the leader in the growth of domestic air transportation, which over the year increased the number of air passengers by 19%,” Mr. Jordan said.

The low-cost airline named FlyArystan is a division of Air Astana, based in Almaty and awarded the rating of a four-star airline for quality of service, as well as “The Best Airline of Central Asia and India” award according to the Skytrax World Airline Awards.

The FlyArystan’s fleet consists of three Airbus 320-232 aircraft in a configuration of 180 passenger seats, with an average age of six years of operation.

By 2022, there are plans to increase the airline’s fleet to 15 aircraft, which will be based in different cities of Kazakhstan.

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