Air Astana, Kazakhstan’s award-winning carrier, starts weekly non-stop flights from Frankfurt/Main to Uralsk in Kazakhstan from June 14, 2017, underlining the airlines role as the leading carrier in the region.
Air Astana’s new service, which will operate on Wednesdays, is in response to growing demand for international services to and from Uralsk to better serve the 230,000 inhabitants in the far west of the country. The region boasts growing economic production across the energy, mineral resource, and mechanical engineering sectors. Agricultural production also plays an important role within the local economy.
Agreements with partner airlines mean that passengers in both directions can connect seamlessly in Frankfurt across extensive flight networks in Europe and North America.
“We are delighted to be offering a fast and reliable connection between Frankfurt and Uralsk, complementing our daily non-stop flight from Frankfurt to Astana,” said Richard Ledger, Vice-President Marketing & Sales. “This route will play a vital role connecting the region with Europe, from economic, social and cultural perspectives.”
Air Astana operates Airbus A320 aircraft on the route, offering 16 Business Class and 132 Economy Class seats. This aircraft features KCTV Stream enabling passengers to connect to Air Astana’s in-flight entertainment system to enjoy a collection of the latest movies, music and magazines on their own mobile devices.
Air Astana, the national carrier of Kazakhstan, operates flights to over 60 domestic and international routes. The company was incorporated in late 2001 and commenced operations on 15 May 2002. The Air Astana fleet consists of Boeing 767, 757, Airbus A319, A320, A320neo, A321 and Embraer 190 aircraft. Air Astana became the first carrier from Russia, the Commonwealth of Independent States (the CIS) and Eastern Europe to be awarded the prestigious 4-Star rating by Skytrax at its World Airline Awards 2012 and was also named ‘The Best Airline in Central Asia and India’ that year. Both achievements were repeated in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.