5 MARCH 2018
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Business travel between the UK and Kazakhstan is set for a boost after the central Asia country’s national carrier Air Astana said it would offer daily non-stops between Nazarbayev International airport and Heathrow from 1 June. The company is also planning a stock market launch.
CEO and president Peter Foster said: “We are delighted additional frequencies on Wednesdays and Fridays will finally secure daily flight status on what is such a prestigious and popular route – the only direct service linking the UK to Kazakhstan.
“London has consistently grown in significance, with both business and leisure travellers and it comes at an opportune time too for the airline strategically, as we start to plan for an IPO listing in both London and Kazakhstan.”
Passengers flying direct with Air Astana also benefit from seamless immediate connections to Kazakhstan’s second city Almaty and onward connections via the airline’s domestic and international network.
Destinations available via international connections include Urumqi (northwest China); Delhi (India); and the Russian cities of Novosibirsk, Omsk, Tyumen and Yekaterinburg.
Air Astana offers a three-class product aboard its Boeing B757s, with 16 seats in Business Class; 108 in Economy and up to 12 Economy Sleeper Seats, equating to Premium Economy.
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