16 October 2008
On 10 October 2008 Friday at 17:16 Air Astana
received the information from Aktau Airport that the runway will be
closed during daytime starting from 15 October until 30 November 2008.
The airport explains that the airport will be closed for maintenance because of “critical current condition of the runway”.
Due to the very short notice that came from Aktau
Airport only 2 working days before the closure, Air Astana has been
forced to reschedule its Almaty-Aktau flight departure from 07:00 to
04:05 and Aktau-Almaty departure from 10:45 to 07:45. In addition the
flights between Atyrau and Aktau had to be canceled during the entire
period of runway pavement upgrade due to non-availability of the airport
at the time the airline had scheduled its flights.
Air Astana deeply regrets and offers apologies to the
46 Business Class and 609 Economy class total 656 passengers who had
tickets for convenient morning times and were forced in the last minute
to come 3 hours earlier.
In addition Air Astana regretfully has informed 37
Business Class and 849 Economy Class passengers that it will not be able
to offer services between Aktau and Atyrau during the renovation
All passengers with contact information available in their reservation have been informed and rebooked by Air Astana.
For further information passengers can contact our Call Centers:
Almaty +7-727-2506850 (24 hours)
Aktau +7-7292-300400, 300402
Atyrau +7-7122-355345, 355340 354495, 204117, 20411