Air Astana will resume flights from Almaty to Beijing on 22nd November 2022, with the service initially operated once a week using Airbus A321LR aircraft. The airline currently serves the China market with twice weekly services from Almaty to Chengdu.
The resumed service will depart from Almaty at 01.35 and arrive in Beijing at 08.30, with the return flight from Beijing at 11.30 and arrival in Almaty at 14.45. All times local.
All passengers travelling to Beijing are required to undergo a 10-day quarantine upon arrival in the city. In addition, all passengers travelling from Kazakhstan, including transit passengers, are required to obtain a health code issued by the Chinese Embassy in Kazakhstan or the Chinese Consulate General in Almaty. It is also necessary to provide negative PCR test results 24 and 48 hours before the flight, with issue from two different laboratories. The full list of health code requirements is available at
Air Astana first launched flights to Beijing in 2002, but suspended the service in March 2020 due to the global health pandemic. During this 18-year period, more than 1.1 million passengers were carried on the route.