Passengers on Air Astana’s inaugural service from Paris to Astana were given special commemorative gifts. Paris becomes the airline’s third destination in the EU served non-stop from Astana after Frankfurt and London (Heathrow).
- Air Astana has made Paris CDG (CDG) its newest destination in Western Europe, with the launch on 29 March of thrice-weekly flights from the Kazakh capital Astana (TSE). The 4,744-kilometre route will be flown by the airline’s 228-seat 757s and will face no direct competition. Air Astana already serves Frankfurt and London Heathrow with its 757s. The start of the summer season also saw the airline start a new domestic route from Astana to Uralsk (URA). The 1,387-kilometre route will be flown daily by a mix of the airline’s A320s and E190s, and faces no competition. Air Astana already serves Uralsk with daily flights from the country’s former capital in Almaty.