Air Astana’s fleet expanded with the addition
of three Airbus A321LR aircraft in 2022, with the tenth Airbus A321LR
being delivered directly from the manufacturer’s facility in
Hamburg last week.
FlyArystan also increased its fleet by three
A320neo aircraft and is expecting another A320neo before
the end of the year.
The group’s fleet now consists of 42 aircraft,
with an average age of 5 years.
The Air Astana Group’s fleet is expected to grow
by an additional six aircraft in 2023, with three new wide-body Boeing
787-9 Dreamliners scheduled for delivery from 2025, in
accordance with an agreement with Air Lease Corporation signed
earlier this year.
Air Astana took delivery of its 10th Airbus A321LR last week
“Despite the global and local challenges, we have
been able to strengthen our position in both the regional and
international markets, creating a base for new achievements,” said
Air Astana Group President and CEO, Peter Foster. “We believe that
delivery of advanced aircraft to our fleet, such as Airbus A321LR
and Boeing 787, brings a bright future ahead for Air Astana. All
of this would not be possible without the professionalism of our
employees and customer support. Thank you for choosing us over
last 20 years.”
Air Astana has carried over 60 million passengers
and more than 280,000 tonnes of cargo and mail since its launch in
2002. By the end of the year, the airline expects to carry more
than 7 million passengers, which is 12% more than in 2021. Net
profit for the first 10 months of 2022 amounted to US$65 million, which is
84% higher than in same time previous year.
The airline’s network consists of 42 routes – 27
international and 15 domestic – and FlyArystan operate 34 routes – 8
international and 26 domestic.
This year Air Astana launched new
scheduled flights to Heraklion and Bodrum, and resumed flights
from Almaty to Bangkok and Beijing.
FlyArystan launched flights
from Aktau to Baku and Istanbul, and resumed Shymkent-Kutaisi,
Aktau-Dubai and Shymkent-Dubai flights.
Next year, Air Astana
plans to open flights to Medina and Tel Aviv.
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