Air Astana launched two new routes to Russia in two days in the last week with flights commencing from Astana to Tyumen and Kazan on 2 and 3 June respectively. A cake was baked to mark the inaugural service on the former route, which, like the Kazan sector, will be operated three times weekly with E190s. There is no incumbent competition on either of the new links.
- Air Astana has launched two new links to Russia from Astana (TSE), commencing services to Tyumen (TJM) on 2 June and Kazan (KZN) on 3 June. The 792-kilometre Tyumen sector and the 1,551-kilometre Kazan link will each be flown three times weekly. Both airport pairs will be operated by the carrier’s E190s and there is no incumbent competition on either route. The latest network expansion coincides with the delivery of the airline’s second Airbus A321neo on June 2. The new aircraft offers 179 seats in a two-class layout (28 in Business, 151 in Economy) and will be operated on Air Astana’s domestic and international routes including flights to Russia, Georgia, Turkey, UAE, Central Asia and China. In total the airline has ordered 17 A320neo family aircraft. See how Astana Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.