FlyArystan Almaty to Karaganda, Nur-Sultan, Taraz and Uralsk.
FlyArystan launched its first operations on 1 May, commencing links from Almaty to Nur-Sultan and Taraz. Flights to Uralsk and Karaganda were inaugurated on 2 and 3 May respectively from Almaty. Pictured at the inaugural flight press conference are Akhmetzhan Yessimov, Chairman of the Board of Samruk-Kazyna National Welfare Fund; Peter Foster, CEO of Air Astana; and Roman Sklar, Minister of Industry and Infrastructure Development in Kazakhstan.
- FlyArystan launched its first commercial operations on 1 May. The LCC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Air Astana, has opened its first base at Almaty (ALA), with Flightradar24.com data showing that it is currently operating its four initial routes using two A320s which have been transferred from Air Astana’s fleet. The carrier will also use Air Astana’s flight code of KC on its services. The first two routes to launch on the start day of operations were Nur-Sultan (TSE) and Taraz (DMB), with routes to Uralsk (URA) and Karaganda (KGF) being inaugurated on 2 and 3 May respectively. Taraz services are the only ones which will face no direct competition at present, with the average sector length of the four routes being 1,070 kilometres. The carrier will add more routes to its network in the coming weeks from Almaty, with it planning to serve Pavlodar and Shymkent from 30 May, routes which will both see a daily rotation.
||Air Astana (50), SCAT Airlines (21), Bek Air (19), Qazaq Air (14)
||Bek Air (2)
||SCAT Airlines (7)
|Source: OAG Schedules Analyser w/c 7 May. WF = Weekly frequencies.