Air Astana is a major airline serving Kazakhstan. Operating since 2001, the airline is headquartered in the Air Astana Centre 1 in the city of Almaty. The airline operates a national flight network to 44 destinations through scheduled and codeshare routes. Air Astana is owned by the Kazakhstani Government and run by company President Peter Foster.
The airline’s main bases are Astana International Airport and Almaty International Airport offering regular flights across Asia and Europe. Cheap flights from Air Astana depart from London Heathrow Airport in the United Kingdom. In total Air Astana operates to 21 domestic and 23 international cities making it a first choice airline in Kazakhstan. Routes to the People’s Republic of China, Malaysia, Azerbaijan and Kyrgyzstan run throughout the year. Seasonal and charter routes to Turkey, Germany and the Netherlands provide a vital link for the Kazakhstani tourist trade.
Passengers flying with Air Astana are advised to arrive at the airport two hours before the flight. Check-in closes 40 minutes before scheduled departure. All passengers should be ready to board 20 minutes prior to take-off.
Baggage restrictions vary between cabin class. Economy Class passengers can check in up to 20kg of luggage and Business Class ticket holders are permitted 30kg. Cabin baggage is limited to one item at 8kg in Economy and two items up to 18kg in Business Class. Excess baggage fees apply.
Air Astana flights offer a seat pitch between 31-32 inches in Economy Class. Business Class travellers can enjoy a spacious seat pitch from 39-55 inches. For maximum space, seats must be booked in advance.
Frequent Flyer Programme
Nomad Club is the frequent flyer programme offered by Air Astana. Earn points on flight miles accumulated and on duty free purchases to spend on rewards such as upgrades and hotel deals. Check Air Astana information on how to join.
Air Astana has been pleased to announce an increase in services. Due to the routes popularity, the domestic Almaty to Astana route has increased to 45 flights per week with new flights added on Tuesday and Sunday. Air Astana believes business travellers will benefit from the frequency of the new schedule.