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  • Air Astana Congratulates Veterans of the Great Patriotic War on Victory Day

    7 May 2012

    Air Astana is assisting the veterans of the Great Patriotic War (World War II) by providing them with the opportunity to see their friends and fellow soldiers throughout the various cities of Kazakhstan and countries of the CIS. Participants and disabled veterans of World War II may use this opportunity to obtain free tickets on the airline's regular flights to any location in Kazakhstan as well as selected cities within the CIS. Air Astana has provided this service since 2002 as a tribute to the memory and heroic deeds of Kazakhstan's citizens who participated in the war. Starting in 2008, WWII veterans received free tickets between May 1st and June 15th. As of 2009 Air Astana as a continued gesture of our appreciation extended this free service to include the entire year. From 2008 to the present free tickets were granted to more than 6700 veterans.

    Additional fees and charges at the airport are not included in this discount and are the responsibility of the passengers themselves.

    For reservations please contact our 24 hour Сall Сentre on +7 (727) 244 44 77 or contact the ticket sales office in your city or the nearest travel agent that sells Air Astana airline tickets.

    This offer is for all Air Astana regular flights on routes within the Republic of Kazakhstan and the CIS.

    The grounds for granting discounts are as follows:

    • For World War II participants/disabled: a certificate of World War II participant/disabled issued by the relevant authorities; 
    • For other categories of "World War II Veteran": – a pension certificate certified by the authorities which granted the pension; 
    • For persons who have been awarded the medal "For the Defense of Leningrad" and the insignia "Resident of the Siege of Leningrad", with orders and medals of the former USSR for hard work and an impeccable military service on the Home Front during World War II, an additional evidence for the existence of such awards is required in addition to the pension certificate. 

    Other categories of "World War II Veteran" include:

    • Military Personnel, as well as Officers and enlisted personnel of Internal Affairs and National Security Bodies of the former USSR who served in the cities during World War II; 

    • Civilian employees of the Soviet Army, Navy, Troops, Internal Affairs and National Security Bodies of the former USSR who held staff positions in Military Units, Headquarters, and Institutions which were part of the Acting Army during World War II; 

    • Employees of Special Units of the People's Commissariat for Railways, People's Commissariat for Communications, Ship Personnel of Fishing and Transport Ships, Flying Personnel of Aviation, employees at People's Commissariat for Fishing Industry of the former USSR, employees at Maritime and River Fleet, flying personnel of the Northern Sea Route Authority transferred during World War II to military positions and performing tasks for the Acting Army and the Navy within the rear boundaries of existing fronts and Fleets' Operating Areas; 

    • Persons who took part in fighting against Nazi Germany and its allies during World War II on the territory of foreign countries being a part of the partisan detachments, underground groups and other anti-fascist forces; 

    • Citizens who worked during the siege in Leningrad at enterprises, institutions and organizations of the city and awarded with the medal "For the Defense of Leningrad" and the insignia "Resident of the siege of Leningrad"; 

    • Former underage prisoners of concentration camps, ghettos and other places of detention established by the Nazis and their allies during World War II; 

    • Persons awarded with orders and medals of the former USSR for hard work and an impeccable military service on the Home Front during World War II (born prior to 1936); 

    • Persons who belonged to the military units during World War II, headquarters and institutions that were part of the Army and Navy, as sons (foster children) of regiments and ship's boys;

    • Persons who became disabled due to injuries, concussions, injuries suffered in defense of the former USSR during World War II, or as a result of illness associated with serving on the front during World War II.