(19/12/22)  Air Astana’s fleet expanded with the addition of three Airbus A321LR aircraft in 2022, with the tenth Airbus A321LR being delivered directly from the manufacturer’s facility in Hamburg last week.

FlyArystan also increased its fleet by three A320neo aircraft and is expecting another A320neo before the end of the year.

The group’s fleet now consists of 42 aircraft, with an average age of 5 years.

The Air Astana Group’s fleet is expected to grow by an additional six aircraft in 2023, with three new wide-body Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners scheduled for delivery from 2025, in accordance with an agreement with Air Lease Corporation signed earlier this year.

Air Astana took delivery of its 10th Airbus A321LR last week. Click to enlarge.

Air Astana took delivery of its 10th Airbus A321LR last week

“Despite the global and local challenges, we have been able to strengthen our position in both the regional and international markets, creating a base for new achievements,” said Air Astana Group President and CEO, Peter Foster. “We believe that delivery of advanced aircraft to our fleet, such as Airbus A321LR and Boeing 787, brings a bright future ahead for Air Astana. All of this would not be possible without the professionalism of our employees and customer support. Thank you for choosing us over last 20 years.”

Air Astana has carried over 60 million passengers and more than 280,000 tonnes of cargo and mail since its launch in 2002. By the end of the year, the airline expects to carry more than 7 million passengers, which is 12% more than in 2021. Net profit for the first 10 months of 2022 amounted to US$65 million, which is 84% higher than in same time previous year.

The airline’s network consists of 42 routes – 27 international and 15 domestic – and FlyArystan operate 34 routes – 8 international and 26 domestic.

This year Air Astana launched new scheduled flights to Heraklion and Bodrum, and resumed flights from Almaty to Bangkok and Beijing.

FlyArystan launched flights from Aktau to Baku and Istanbul, and resumed Shymkent-Kutaisi, Aktau-Dubai and Shymkent-Dubai flights.

Next year, Air Astana plans to open flights to Medina and Tel Aviv.

 

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