Kazakhstan low-cost airline FlyArystan is pleased to announce the start of sales for 8 new routes from its new aircraft base in Karaganda. Starting April 20 of this year, the sixth FlyArystan aircraft will join the fleet of the fast growing Kazakh low cost carrier and will become the first one based at the Sary-Arka International Airport, Karaganda. The new routes to be served from Karaganda are to Atyrau, Aktau, Kostanay, Kyzylorda, Aktobe, Shymkent, Semey and Moscow (Zhukovsky). They will join the existing Karaganda service to Almaty that was started in May 2019 with the launch of FlyArystan.
Sales for all domestic routes are available right now on flyarystan.com with sales for the new route to Moscow (Zhukovsky) expected to start in early-mid March once all necessary regulatory approvals for the route are received. Thenew scheduled flights will be operated according to the following schedule:
From April 20
Ø Karaganda-Aktau-Karaganda 2 times a week on Monday and Thursday. One way fares start from 11,999 tenge.
Ø Karaganda-Kostanay-Karaganda 2 times a week on Monday and Friday. One way fares start from 6,999 tenge.
From April 21
Ø Karaganda-Shymkent-Karaganda 4 times a week on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. One way fares start from 6,999 tenge.
From April 22
Ø Karaganda-Atyrau-Karaganda 2 times a week will be operated on Wednesday and Sunday. One way fares start from 11,999 tenge.
Ø Karaganda-Aktobe-Karaganda 2 times a week will be operated on Wednesday and Saturday. One way fares start from 8,999 tenge.
Ø Karaganda-Kyzylorda-Karaganda 2 times a week on Wednesday and Sunday. One way fares start from 6,999 tenge.
From April 23
Ø Karaganda-Semey-Karaganda 2 times a week on Monday and Thursday. One way fares start from 5,999 tenge.
From May 16
Ø Karaganda- Moscow (Zhukovsky)-Karaganda 2 times a week on Tuesday and Saturday. One way fares start from 19,999 tenge.
At a press briefing in Karaganda today Tim Jordan, Managing Director of FlyArystan said “The Karaganda region is one of the largest industrial regions of the country, with a modern infrastructure, convenient geographical location and a promising future, the development of which is impossible without air transport. And we, the Air Astana group of companies, in particular FlyArystan are ready to contribute to that continued growth by establishing our first regional aircraft base at Sary-Arka International Airport, Karaganda.”
Janar Jailauova, sales and marketing director said “The opening of a base in Karaganda is an important event not only for residents of the entire region, but also for the Kazakhstan aviation industry as a whole, since the new FlyArystan base in Karaganda is not only the first regional base of a low-cost airline, but also demonstrates the growth that can be achieved by other large regional airports across the country. We are very pleased that now from the very heart of Kazakhstan it is possible to fly directly to 8 other domestic cities right across the country, & Moscow (Zhukovsky), with our low fares. That is great for Karaganda, the region and people all across the country.”
FlyArystan began its operations with two aircraft on May 1, 2019, which were based in Almaty. In the fourth quarter of 2019 2 additional aircraft were added to the aircraft fleet and were based in Nur-Sultan. The initial Almaty base will add its third aircraft in March 2020 and with the expansion of the fleet to 6 aircraft in the spring of 2020, the low-cost airline is opening its first regional base in Karaganda. It expects to open additional aircraft bases across the country as its fleet continues to grow.
In less than 10 months of operations FlyArystan has sold approximately 1,200,000 seats and carried more than 950,000 passengers with a customer load factor of 93%. Ontime performance of the new low cost carrier has averaged more than 88% since its startup in May 2019. As a consequence of the launch and growth of FlyArystan the Kazakh domestic aviation market is now one of the fastest growing in the world.
Low-cost airline FlyArystan is a division of Air Astana, based in Almaty and awarded the rating of 4-star airline for the quality of service, as well as the award "Best Airline in Central Asia and India" according to Skytrax World Airline Awards. By 2022, it is planned to increase the FlyArystan fleet to at least 15 aircraft. FlyArystan was recognized as “The Best Deal of the Year” according to the Kazakhstan Growth Forum 2019.