Tag: Air Astana

S7 Technics: Newly Painted Livery for Air Astana Embraer E190

Reading Time: 2 minutes S7 Technics’ Mineralnye Vody-based aircraft painting centre has completed its first work on an Embraer aircraft. Air Astana dispatched one of its Embraer E190s to Mineralnye Vody for a planned refreshing of its paint under a long-term contract with S7 Technics. The aircraft is the fifth in Air Astana’s fleet to have been painted by […]

LCC Start-Up FlyArystan Targets 700,000 Passengers in 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutes Kazakhstan’s decision to implement legislative changes that enable airlines to charge passengers for baggage and other ancillary services, has culminated in the launch of FlyArystan, the central Asian country’s new low-fare airline, which took to the skies on May 1 for its first revenue flights from Almaty International Airport to Nur-Sultan (formerly Astana) and Taraz. […]

FlyArystan: First Low-Cost Carrier for Kazakhstan

Reading Time: 1 minute In a sign of the emerging popularity of the low-cost carrier concept and the stimulation of increasing population mobility within and across the Central Asia region, Kazakhstan’s national carrier Air Astana has announced plans to launch the country’s first low-cost carrier (LCC) subsidiary before summer 2019. The fleet of the new Kazakh budget airline, which […]

Watch Air Astana Airbus A320 Suffers Runway Excursion on Landing

Reading Time: 1 minute Air Astana Airbus A320 was performing flight from Shymkent to Astana with 97 passengers and 9 crew, when the aircraft landed but went right off the runway temporarily, crossed taxiways B and C and returned onto the center line of the runway. There were no injuries, the aircraft sustained damage to the left hand engine […]

Air Astana Orders Five Embraer E190-E2s

Reading Time: 2 minutes Kazakhstan’s national carrier Air Astana has signed a contract for five new re-engined Embraer E190-E2 narrowbodies. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in the fall of 2018, the airline announced. CEO Peter Foster explained earlier that the fleet renewal is expected to increase the carrier’s yields on short-haul flights. “The new Embraer E190-E2s, along with the […]

Kazakhstan Bans Foreign Ownership of Country’s Airlines

Reading Time: 1 minute The parliament of Kazakhstan has approved legislative amendments banning foreigners from holding more than 49% ownership of the country’s airlines, Kazakhstan Today newswire reports. The amendments are being introduced as part of preparing flag carrier Air Astana for privatization. Currently, 49% of the airline is owned by British company BAE Systems, with the remaining 51% […]

Air Astana Signs Engine Services Contract

Reading Time: 2 minutes Air Astana, the national carrier of Kazakhstan, has concluded an exclusive long-term repair and overhaul agreement with Lufthansa Technik for the V2500 engines powering its Airbus A320 fleet. Peter Foster, President and CEO, signed the corresponding contract. Lufthansa Technik will provide the full range of engine repair and overhaul services, including warranty management and spare […]

Air Astana Takes Delivery of Its First A320neo

Reading Time: 1 minute Air Astana, Kazakhstan’s flag carrier, has taken delivery of its first A320neo at Airbus headquarters in Toulouse in the presence of airline executives and government officials. The aircraft leased from Air Lease Corporation is part of a deal announced at Farnborough Airshow 2015 for 11 A320neo Family aircraft. The A320neo will join Air Astana’s Airbus […]

FTEJerez to Supply Graduate Pilots to easyJet

Reading Time: 1 minute Flight Training Europe (FTE Jerez) has been selected by easyJet to provide pilot graduates to be the future First Officers and Captains. In a release from FTE, it was stated that easyJet plans to assess and recruit current FTEJerez students and graduate pilots with a view to offering a number of flying opportunities as easyJet […]