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Air Astana named official carrier for Asian Winter Games

13th October 2010 Print

Air Astana, the flag carrier of the Republic of Kazakhstan, has been named the Official Air Carrier for the seventh Asian Winter Games, which will take place in Almaty and Astana between 30th January and 6th February 2011.

This prestigious international sporting event will see delegations from 32 countries across the region in attendance, with more than 2,500 competing athletes, 10,000 visitors and a large contingent of international media travelling to Kazakhstan.

Air Astana will be boosting frequencies on both international routes and the Almaty – Astana domestic trunk route to match increased passenger throughout the Asian Winter Games period and additionally operate a series of special charter flights to Astana for the organisers. Air Astana aircraft committed to serving the Asian Winter Games 2011 will feature the official logo on the side of the fuselage.

Passengers will be able to enjoy the latest video information about the games whilst onboard, as well as special prize winning the event promotions. Air Astana will participate in both the opening and closing ceremonies in Astana and Almaty respectively.

 “Air Astana is very proud to have been named Official Air Carrier for the Asian Winter Games”, said Peter Foster, President of Air Astana. “With our 2010 Skytrax award winning standards of service and hospitality, a fleet of modern Airbus and Boeing airliners and above all, the very highest standards of safety, I’m confident that Air Astana will not only play a leading role in projecting a very positive image of Kazakhstan to a wide international sporting audience, but also help dramatically to boost future tourist arrivals.”