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
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.