Air Astana

Founded
2001
Type
Full Service Carrier
Fleet size
34
Destinations
32
Passengers per year
4,300,000

Air Astana is the flag carrier of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The airline has two hubs, the main hub is located at Almaty Airport and the secondary hub at Astana Airport.

Organization

Air Astana’s headquarters are located in Almaty. The airline has just over 4,500 employees.

Parent company
Sovereign Wealth Fund Samruk Kazyna

History

The airline was founded in late 2001 and in 2002 Air Astana started operating with three lease aircraft.

Quick facts

  • In 2015, Air Astana was awarded the Airline Market Leader of the Year.
  • Since 2012, the airline won the Skytrax airline award for best airline in Central Asia and India for 6 times.

Passengers

2015
3,862,000
2016
3,750,000
2017
4,171,000
2018
4,300,000

Lounges

Air Astana has a lounge at Nursultan Airport, the Shanyrak lounge. Its the only lounge at this airport.

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Luxury airport lounge

Baggage

The airline offers every economy passenger one piece of hand baggage of 8 kg and one personal item. Business passengers can take 2 pieces of hand luggage of 8 kg and also one personal item. In addition, Air Astana offers for every route at least 20 kg free baggage allowance for economy (classic & plus) passengers and at least 30 kg for business (saver & flex) passengers. On some routes, there is an increased baggage allowance, please consult website Air Astana for more information.

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In-flight Wi-Fi

There will be in-flight Wi-Fi available on all Air Astana Boeing 767 aircraft in the near future. Please consult website Air Astana for more information.

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