27 JULY 2015


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Article from BTNews 27 JULY 2015

BA drops Kazakhstan

Effective 3 October British Airways is to cease its four times weekly service to Entebbe International Airport (Uganda), stating that the service is no longer commercially viable.  Ugandan originating passengers have of late been opting to fly via the Middle East, even though the journey time is longer. 

BA is also giving up its thrice-weekly services to Almaty, Kazakhstan’s second city and largest population centre a week later. 

Almaty was originally a bmi route BA took over in October 2012.  Air Astana, the State airline but with a 49% BAe Systems holding, currently serves the capital Astana three times a week non-stop from Heathrow Terminal 4 with a Boeing 757 with a two-class product, plus its new Sleeper Seat Economy service.  It runs up to 10 flights daily on the one-hour service from Astana to Almaty but it remains to be seen if it adds Almaty to Heathrow direct.  Air Astana will receive its first Boeing Dreamliner in 2017.  http://airastana.com/uk

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