Air Astana to acquire four new airplanes

Air Astana, the Kazakhstan’s flag air carrier, will acquire four new passenger aircraft by the spring of 2018, the Press Service of the Ministry of Investment and Development, Kazakhstan, reported.

Based on the agreements between Kazakhstan and Russia on increasing the frequency of passenger air travel, Air Astana will increase the number of flights on Astana, Kazakhstan – St. Petersburg, Russia, and Almaty, Kazakhstan – St. Petersburg air routes, writes.

“Air Astana has a sufficient number of aircraft to serve new flights. At the end of 2017, there are plans to supply two more aircraft, in the spring of 2018 – two more aircraft will be delivered,” the Air Astana’s Press Service said.

Currently, two Kazakh airlines, SCAT Airlines and Air Astana, operate their direct passenger flights from Kazakhstan to Russia. Russia Airlines, Russian Federation, has been appointed to operate Astana – St. Petersburg and Almaty – St. Petersburg flights, whereas  Air Astana, Kazakhstan, will also operate the same flights on the parity base.

According to the Russian Federal Air Transport Agency, from the summer of 2018 the frequency of flights on these air routes will increase from seven to 10 times a week, and from 2019 – up to 14 times a week.

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