Air Astana inaugurates its second route to Beijing

  • On 25 August, Air Astana of Kazakhstan began operating the 3,660-kilometre route between the Kazakh capital Astana (TSE) and China’s capital Beijing (PEK). The twice-weekly service will be operated with 166-seat 757-200 aircraft. The airline already offers flights to Beijing from Almaty, the former capital city of Kazakhstan. That route, which launched in December 2002, has achieved a 70% load factor in the last 30 months. Yerdaulet Shamshiev, Air Astana’s Regional GM China and Mongolia, said: “Air Astana is delighted to introduce this new direct flight between the capitals of Kazakhstan and People’s Republic of China, which will allow residents and visitors of both cities to save time and money in flying between Astana and Beijing. I’m confident that the flights will further stimulate business, commercial, political and cultural relations between the two countries.”

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