From 18 March 2023, Air Astana, the national carrier of Kazakhstan, will resume flights from Astana to Beijing.
The new Air Astana Beijing service from the capital (formerly Nursultan) will have a frequency of two flights per week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays and a further increase set for summer. The new Air Astana Biejing flights will be operated on Airbus A321LRs.
In addition, from March 2, 2023, the airline will increase the frequency of flights from Almaty to Beijing to four times a week with plans to increase this to daily flights during the summer season. These will be operated on Airbus A321LR and Airbus A321neo.
“As we begin to navigate the summer season, the airline is gradually increasing its capacity in China to meet the growing demand of the country with the largest economy and population,” says Adel Dauletbek, Vice President for Marketing and Sales at Air Astana. “Our passengers have the opportunity to travel on comfortable Airbus A321LR and A321neo aircraft. We are confident that these flights will be in demand by passengers who are heading to China for business, tourism and other purposes.”
The Skytrax 4-star airline resumed flights to Beijing from November 22, 2022, after suspending operations with China in March 2020 due to the pandemic. From 2002 to 2020, more than 1,100,000 passengers were transported across this route.
Air Astana is an airline group based in Almaty, Kazakhstan. It operates scheduled international and domestic services on 64 routes from its main hub, Almaty International Airport, and from its secondary hub, Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport. Air Astana’s fleet recently expanded with the addition three Airbus A321LR aircraft in 2022, with the tenth Airbus A321LR recently delivered directly from the manufacturer’s facility in Hamburg. Air Astana’s low-cost subsidiary, FlyArystan, also increased its fleet by three Airbus A320neo aircraft and is expecting another Airbus A320neo before the end of the year. The Group’s fleet now consists of 42 aircraft, with an average age of 5 years, making it one of the newest fleets in the world.
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