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Air Astana increases frequencies to Urumqi

Air Astana services between Almaty and Urumqi, Western China, will increase from three times a week to daily service with effect from 1st August 2012, whist services from Astana to Urumqi will increase from twice weekly to four times a week with effect from 17th September 2012.

Air Astana announces Dreamliner order

Air Astana, the national flag carrier, announced that it has agreed to purchase from the Boeing Company four Boeing 767-300ER aircraft, and 3 Boeing 787-8 “Dreamliner” aircraft, an order worth $1.3 billion at list prices, the largest ever in Kazakhstan’s civil aviation history.

Air Astana offers travel insurance online

Air Astana and Travel Guard, one of the world’s largest travel insurance providers, have launched a new service for Air Astana customers to purchase travel insurance online and peace of mind when traveling domestically and internationally.

Air Astana launches new services to Georgia and Russia

Air Astana, Kazakhstan’s principal airline, has launched new services from Almaty to Tbilisi, capital of Georgia and Samara in southern Russia this month.

Air Astana expands fleet with Embraer E-190

Air Astana will take delivery of the first of three leased Embraer E-190 airliners at the end of March.

The best travel kit for children

Air Astana won the award for The Best Travel Kit for Children at the annual Airline Amenity Bag Awards 2010 that took place in London this winter.

Air Astana named official carrier for Asian Winter Games

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.

Air Astana opens additional flights to Atyrau

Air Astana announces the launch of two additional flights between Astana and Atyrau. From 15th September 2010 the number of flights from the capital to the oil city of Western Kazakhstan will increase to 9 flights a week.

Air Astana launches online hotel booking tool

As part of the re-launch of, Air Astana has unveiled its new online booking tool for worldwide hotel reservations.

Air Astana rated highly by Skytrax

After a series of independent service delivery audits by the official World Airline Star Rating Programme, Skytrax Research, Air Astana has announced that it has been ranked third amongst carriers for the “Best Airline: Eastern Europe” award.

Air Astana goes daily to Frankfurt

Air Astana has increased its services between Astana and Frankfurt to daily as of June 02, 2010 with the additional flight operating on Wednesdays.

Air Astana suspends flights to Kyrgyzstan

Due to the political unrest in Kyrgyzstan, Air Astana has suspended its scheduled services between Almaty and Bishkek beginning 8 April until 19 April 2010.

Air Astana expands fleet

Fokker-50, a short-haul turboprop aircraft, has expanded the fleet of the national carrier of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The aircraft acquired in an operating 3 year lease is the sixth and the last aircraft of this type, which will operate on the regional routes in Western Kazakhstan.

Air Astana to fly Almaty to Kuala Lumpur all year round

Air Astana is pleased to announce that following numerous requests and the increasing popularity of Kuala Lumpur to Almaty flight, it will become a regular service.

Air Astana honours its 10 millionth passenger

On September 4 2009, Air Astana announced the name of the 10 millionth passenger, Saule Isabekova from Shymkent. The lucky woman was declared when checking-in for the flight KC 972 on itinerary Shymkent - Almaty, where she flew to meet her family. She was awarded with a certificate, but these surprises were not over.