FlyArystan, Kazakhstan's low-cost airline, has welcomed its newest Airbus A320 Neo aircraft to its rapidly growing fleet. The A320 NEO is the 17th A320 in FlyArystan’s fleet and the 6th of the new A320s to be delivered direct from Airbus. All of FlyArystan’s A320 NEOs have a high-density 188 seat configuration, enabling the low-cost airline to keep fares low.

FlyArystan is committed to keeping the cost of travel low and introducing more people to air-travel. From our launch flight in May 2019 to August 2023 the airline has carried more than 11 million passengers. Since 2019 the “FlyArystan effect” has reduced fares in Kazakhstan by 50% in real terms while the overall demand for air-travel increased by over 300%. The increase of the aircraft fleet contributes to the expansion of the route network and makes it possible to operate more flights at affordable fares.

“FlyArystan pioneered the Low-Cost model in Kazakhstan and is proud that its actions have reduced the cost of travel so significantly that demand has tripled in Kazakhstan. Our approach is that people should pay for what they want, and we can prove this approach works. Naturally, low fares are very popular, so early booking is vital,” said Adrian Hamilton-Manns, FlyArystan’s Managing Director. FlyArystan’s low fare model is now expanding to India with the launch of Delhi-Almaty and Mumbai-Almaty complementing FlyArystan’s Delhi-Shymkent service. This expansion is fueled by demand for FlyArystan’s low-fare product coupled with visa-free travel for Indian nationals to Kazakhstan.

“Since October of last year, when we received our first new Airbus A320 (named Leo), we have embarked on an aggressive expansion plan. We have grown the number of flights to over 90 daily flights and expanded into more international destinations. FlyArystan is the largest domestic airline in Kazakhstan while our route network includes international routes to Georgia, Turkey, India, Azerbaijan, UAE, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan. The arrival of the 17th aircraft increases FlyArystan's ability to enlarge our reach not only within Kazakhstan but also across Central Asia. FlyArystan’s current fleet will grow by 1 more Airbus A320 by the end of 2023 when we will operate 18 aircraft”, said Adrian Hamilton-Manns, Managing Director FlyArystan.