Air Astana
Air Astana

Air Astana (Air Astana). Official site.


Air Astana is the national carrier of passengers and goods on the territory of Kazakhstan. Almaty is the base of the airline. The airline uses three airports for its airliners, the main one being Almaty International. The airline carries out 64 regular flights outside the country. The company was established in 2001 year, and from the year 2002 began to carry out commercial flights. It should be noted that this company is the only company in Kazakhstan that owns aircraft allowed for flights to European countries.

In the summer of 2015 years at an air show in Le Bourget "Air Astana" for the fourth time recognized as the best airline among the companies of Central Asia. She also received the title for the third time to the best service of passengers on board among airlines in Central Asia. In addition, "Air Astana" - the only company that has 4 star rating from the international agency Skytrax.

The history of "Air Astana"

In early January 2012, the company had the best performance for decades, and transport services in the region. The airline was originally set up to serve the domestic passenger air transportation. In 2000 the president of Kazakhstan has decided to create a national airline with the aim of promoting and upgrading air defense, agreed to help the company BAE Systems. But these plans were not carried out until the end, moreover, was an active resistance from the country's media and politicians.

In the span of a year 2002 2005 on the future of the company it was quite grim. Still, the company acquired the lease 3 airliner Boeing 737, further acquired were still Focker 4 50-th model and 3 Boeing 575-th model. Within a year of the airline's net profits from their work, moreover, it has been greatly expanded the geography of routes to the great cities of the world.

In 2005, it was a change of leadership "Air Astana" and then created new plans for further development of the company, which has successfully implemented now. Due to all this, the company is one of the twenty most profitable companies in the world. The main reason for high returns and the development of the company are high quality of service and maintenance of new and reliable technology. In 2015 this year the airline received highest international award in the category "World leader in the market."

The fleet of "Air Astana"

From 2006 to 2008, the company managed to completely replace the Boeing 737 aircraft with the new 767 series and Airbus A320. In 2008, the company ordered 6 A320 liners at once, which were provided until 2012. The company also actively operates Embraer 190 aircraft. In winter 2012, Air Astana signed the largest contract in the history of Kazakhstan with Boeing for the supply of four 767 series aircraft and three 787 aircraft, which should be delivered by 2017.

It should be noted that the aircraft fleet of the company is the youngest in all of Europe and at the same time has 30 foreign aircraft. The average age of all Air Astana airliners in 2015 was 6 years. The management plans to purchase 2016 more aircraft by 4, and by 2020 - another 9. Upon receipt of new aircraft, it is planned to establish regular flights to the United States.

Classes on board

All aircraft "Air Astana" are divided into two classes of service, namely the economy and business. Each of the centers is equipped with new entertainment systems on the company's RAVE. It should be noted that in business class on flights longer 3 hours each passenger provided a portable entertainment system. During the flights, the passengers in each class serves alcoholic beverages and a variety of hot dishes.


Since the winter of 2015 years, passengers can take advantage of a new class called sleeping economy. These lounges are equipped to Boeing 757. At the same time customers receive a number of benefits, which consist of a set of bed and interior is more comfortable, because the number is only three seats. Also, passengers receive travel kit in business class and KCTV. By purchasing a ticket in a sleeping class passengers can use the lounge with high comfort. Currently the company provides this class of 200 directions.

Airline Staff

At the beginning of 2015, 4,5 thousand people worked for Air Astana. Despite the vast geography of the company, most of its employees are citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The company employs 320 pilots, of which only a third are foreigners hired, as a rule, in Europe. The airline organized its training center for training pilots in the city of Melbourne. Also, engineers are trained to maintain the sides. In "Air Astana" there are more than 900 flight attendants, most of them are women of Kazakh nationality. Most of the staff has been working since the company was founded. The company's passenger turnover is very high and in 2014 reached an indicator of 3,8 million passengers.

Main data of Air Astana:

  • Airline country - Kazakhstan

  • National Aviation Company of Kazakhstan, a wide network of international and domestic routes

  • Year of appearance: 2001

  • IATA airline code: KC

  • ICAO airline code: KZR

  • Internal airline code: KS


Air Astana (Air Astana). Official site:

Air Astana (AirAstana). Official site.


Contact details:

  • City airline phone: +77272584135

  • The mailing address of the airline: st. Zakarpatskaya, 4A, Almaty, Kazakhstan, 050039

  • Airline Fax: +77272598703

  • E-mail Airlines: [email protected]

  • Postal address of the Russian representative office: Bolshoi Gnezdnikovskiy lane, 1/2, Moscow, 125009, Russia

  • Russian office phone: +74952877009

  • Fax of the representative office in Russia: +74952877008

  • Email address of the Russian representative office: [email protected]

  • The base airports of the airline are airports: Astana, Almaty, Atyrau

  • Domestic flights: Aktyubinsk, Aktau, Astana, Almaty, Dzhambul, Atyrau, Karaganda, Zhezkazgan, Kzyl-Orda, Kostanay, Petropavlovsk, Pavlodar, Uralsk, Semipalatinsk, Shimkent, Ust-Kamenogorsk

  • Flights to CIS countries: Bishkek, Baku, Yekaterinburg, Dushanbe, Kiev, Kazan, Novosibirsk, Moscow, Samara, Omsk, Tashkent, St. Petersburg, Tbilisi

  • International flights: Amsterdam, Abu Dhabi, Bangkok, Antalya, Delhi, Hong Kong, Hanover, Dubai, London, Kuala Lumpur, Seoul, Beijing, Urumqi, Istanbul, Ho Chi Minh City, Frankfurt am Main

  • The fleet aircraft are airlines: AirbusA319, AirbusA320, AirbusA321, Boeing757-200, Boeing767-300, Embraer190.




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I will not fly any more with this airline from Alamata. I am constantly detaining flights for the last time in Astana. On a day, a ticket for the train was missing. How to get there is not anyone caring


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