31 MAY 2021


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Article from BTNews 31 MAY 2021

Kazakhstan connections

Air Astana currently does not fly to London. 

Amsterdam and Frankfurt are providing the European gateway for the airline which is joint-owned by Kazakhstan's sovereign wealth fund Samruk-Kazyna (51%) and BAE Systems Plc (49%).  

As things stand the airline flies from Frankfurt to Nur-Sultan three times a week (Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays) and to Atyrau once a week (Wednesdays).  Atyrau will be reconnected to Amsterdam from 3 June.

Nur-Sultan is the capital of Kazakhstan, renamed from Astana in 2019 (and before that Akmola.  Almaty, the country’s largest city and commercial centre, was the capital until 1997.  Passengers are advised to familiarise themselves in advance with entry and transit requirements for travel between Kazakhstan and the Netherlands.

The airline’s present fleet is 24 strong, made up of 16 Airbus 320 series (including five 321LR), three Boeing 767ER and five Embraer 190-E2.


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