Air Astana

About Air Astana

Air Astana is the principal airline and the flag carrier of the Republic of Kazakhstan, based in Almaty, Kazakhstan. It operates scheduled domestic and international services on 63 routes from its main hub, Almaty International Airport, and from its 2 secondary hubs, Astana International Airport and Atyrau Airport. It is a joint venture between Kazakhstan's sovereign wealth fund Samruk-Kazyna (51%), and BAE SystemsPLC (49%). It was incorporated in October 2001 and started commercial flights on 15 May 2002. At the 2013 World Airline Awards held at the 50th Paris Air Show Air Astana was named the Best Airline in Central Asia and India for the second consecutive time. In 2013 Air Astana also received the award for Best Staff Service in Central Asia and India. Since 2012, Air Astana has been rated as a 4 Star carrier by Skytrax and remains the only airline in Eastern Europe and CIS to achieve this.

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