FlyArystan, Kazakhstan’s low-cost airline, will launch an international service from Turkistan in Kazakhstan to Istanbul in Turkey  on 21st March 2021.  Regular flights from the spiritual capital of Kazakhstan will operate two times a week on Fridays and Sundays,  with departure from Turkistan at 08.40 and arrival in Istanbul at 10.35.The return flight departs Istanbul at 11:20 and arrives in Turkistan 18.25. (all time local). One-way fares start from 79 Euros for travellers from Turkey and 39,999 Tenge for flights departing from Kazakhstan. Tickets are available via the FlyArystan mobile application and on

"Kazakhstan and Turkey maintain historically close ties and I’m confident that direct flight between Istanbul and Turkistan will make the connection even stronger. The Turkistan region is full of unique architectural monuments and has a rich history. The primary attraction of Turkistan is the mausoleum for Khoja Ahmet Yasavi erected by Amir Timur, which is of great cultural significance. The Turkistan region also features the mausoleum to the teacher Yasavi Arystan baba erected by Amir Timur, as well as the ancient settlements of Otyrar and Sauron”, said Renat Abulkhanov, Head of Network and Revenue for FlyArystan.

FlyArystan was the first airline to fly into the new Turkistan airport and it currently operates regular services from Almaty, Nur-Sultan and Atyrau. This new international route compliments the airline’s existing network of 19 domestic routes.