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  • Air Astana Opens New Route to the Capital of Kyrgyzstan Bishkek

    03 November 2008

    On 3 November, 2008 “Air Astana” airline to start flying in the route Almaty – Bishkek – Almaty, which will be operated 4 times a week on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday by turbo-propeller aircraft Fokker-50 (50 seats).

    Peter Foster, President of JSC “Air Astana”: “We foresee great demand for traffic in this route. Particularly, it is expected that basic clients of our airline will be businessmen and tourists from Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan and also citizens of Kyrgyzstan, employed in various enterprises. All of this is evidence of consolidating good-neighbor bilateral relations between countries and will contribute to developing economics and tourism. Also we direct our attention to our transit passengers, providing them with convenient connection with international flights from Almaty airport as large hub in Central Asia.

    At this point turbo–propeller airplane “Fokker 50” was chosen for flying in this route, but we will consider other aircrafts, if demand grows. We also would like to note that these aircrafts are ideal for flying at small distances and allow saving fuel. Besides, World Company “Fokker Services” mentioned high level of flight safety of “Fokker-50” in “Air Astana” airline, which is deserved appraisal of airline’s activity whose basic principles are safety and conveniences”.

    One-way tickets with airport duties cost 14 600 tenge and return tickets - 25 400 tenge. Tickets can be booked and purchased in direct mode through www.airastana.com. Flight time is 55 min. Have a nice fllght!

    Air Astana is a full member of IATA and the only airline in Kazakhstan certified for aircrafts maintenance to European EASA/Part 145 standards.

    Air Astana JSC is a joint enterprise of the Kazakhstan State Holding, Samruk and British company BAE Systems with share-holdings of 51% and 49% respectively.
    Currently the Air Astana aircraft fleet consists of western aircrafts such as Boeing B767-300, В757-200, Airbus А321, А320, and Fokker F50.