Commencing June 01, 2018, Air Astana, the Skytrax award-winning national carrier of Kazakhstan will offer daily, non-stop flights from Nazarbayev International Airport in Astana (TSE) to London Heathrow (LHR). The additional frequencies, on Wednesdays and Fridays, are already available for sale.
“We are delighted to have finally secured daily flight status on what is such a prestigious and popular route – the only direct service linking the UK to Kazakhstan,” said Air Astana CEO and President Peter Foster. “London has consistently grown in significance, with both business and leisure travelers and it comes at an opportune time too for the airline strategically, as we start to plan for an IPO listing in both London and Kazakhstan.”
Passengers flying direct with Air Astana also benefit from seamless immediate connections to Kazakhstan’s second city Almaty, as well as excellent onwards connections via the airline’s domestic and international network. From Astana, passengers can enjoy convenient international connections to Urumqi, northwest China; Delhi, India; and the Russian cities of Novosibirsk, Omsk, Tyumen and Yekaterinburg.
Air Astana offers a three-class product aboard its comfortable Boeing 757 aircraft, with 16 seats in Business, 108 in Economy and up to 12 unique Economy Sleeper Seats, allowing for more personal space and privacy with a guaranteed row of three seats in the front of the Economy class cabin.
About Air Astana
Air Astana, the national carrier of Kazakhstan, operates flights to over 60 domestic and international routes from hubs in Astana and Almaty. Incorporated in late 2001, Air Astana commenced operations on May 15, 2002. The Air Astana fleet consists of Boeing 767, 757, A320 Family aircraft, including A320neo and A321neo, as well as Embraer 190 aircraft. Air Astana became the first carrier from Russia, the Commonwealth of Independent States (the CIS) and Eastern Europe to being awarded the prestigious 4-Star rating by Skytrax at its World Airline Awards 2012, and was recognized as ‘The Best Airline in Central Asia and India’ that year. Air Astana earned both achievements again in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.
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