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Kazakhstan Travel & Tourism News for visitors. Kazakhstan, a Central Asian country and former Soviet republic, extends from the Caspian Sea in the west to the Altai Mountains at its eastern border with China and Russia. Its largest metropolis, Almaty, is a long-standing trading hub whose landmarks include Ascension Cathedral, a tsarist-era Russian Orthodox church, and the Central State Museum of Kazakhstan, displaying thousands of Kazakh artifacts.

Kazakhstan’s FlyArystan announces new low-fare destinations

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 21, 2021 15:53

FlyArystan is Kazakhstan’s first Low Cost Carrier and the first LCC based in Eurasia Read More

FlyArystan: 1.5 milion passengers in 2020

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 13, 2021 18:28

Since its operations began in May 2019, FlyArystan has carried over 2.2 million passengers Read More

Air Astana increases flight frequency to Tashkent

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 9, 2020 15:51

Air Astana has added a second frequency on the service between Almaty and Tashkent, Uzbekistan with effect from today, with flights on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Additionally, the service between Nur-Sultan ... Read More

FlyArystan launches new service to Turkistan International Airport

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 2, 2020 18:35

FlyArystan, the LCC division of the Air Astana Group, is the first carrier to operate services from Nur-Sultan to Turkistan in southern Kazakhstan. Air Astana Group President, Peter Foster, the ... Read More

Air Astana introduces Premium Economy Class on Embraer 190-E2 aircraft

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 24, 2020 22:48

Air Astana is introducing a new Premium Economy Class on all flights operated by its popular   Embraer 190-E2 aircraft.  Premium Economy Class occupies seat rows from one to 12 and ... Read More

Air Astana launches direct flights to the Maldives

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 20, 2020 16:05

Air Astana will begin operations to the Maldives twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays from December 5, and additionally on Mondays from December 21, 2020. Flights will be operated ... Read More

Air Astana reduces flights to Istanbul

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 9, 2020 06:32

Air Astana must reduce the number of flights it operates to Istanbul from the Kazakhstan cities of Almaty, Nur-Sultan, and Atyrau. This will happen on November 9 The airline will ... Read More

FlyArystan: 91% domestic on-time performance in October

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 6, 2020 15:49

FlyArystan, Kazakhstan’s Low Fare Airline recorded another strong on-time performance (OTP) result last month, with 91% of domestic flights departing on time. The October result is slightly behind the 92% ... Read More

Kazakhstan loathes Borat, but steals his line for new tourism slogan

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- October 28, 2020 00:30

Kazakhstan's national tourism agency Kazakhstan Travel yesterday released a video online showing a compilation of the new ads. Quite shockingly, the tourism officials of the home of the fictional journalist ... Read More

Air Astana: International flights will continue during autumn-winter season

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- October 21, 2020 17:17

Air Astana will continue to operate flights to international destinations with some changes during the autumn-winter season. From 21st October 2020, the airline, in accordance with the order from the ... Read More

Kazakhstan cuts down UAE, Germany, Ukraine, and Belarus flights

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- October 14, 2020 09:37

Kazakhstan's Chief Sanitary Officer announced that the country plans to cut down down air service with the UAE, Germany, Ukraine, and Belarus. During an online press briefing, the official revealed ... Read More

FlyArystan: 92% of September flights on time

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- October 9, 2020 08:41

FlyArystan, Kazakhstan’s Low Fare Airline, today released its On-Time Performance (OTP) for September. OTP is a measurement of how often an airline is on time. FlyArystan releases this information today ... Read More

Aeroflot resumes regular flights to Kyrgyzstan, Belarus, Kazakhstan and South Korea

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- September 22, 2020 08:02

Russian flag carrier, Aeroflot, announces that international service between Moscow and Kyrgyzstan (Bishkek), Belarus (Minsk) and Kazakhstan (Nur-Sultan) will restart over the next week. Regular service between Moscow and South ... Read More

Air Astana Flights Resume to Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- September 15, 2020 17:01

Air Astana is starting to re-open its Central Asian network with flights from Almaty to Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan, having resumed on September 11, 2020 and to Bishkek, the ... Read More

Almaty to Frankfurt soon on Air Astana

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 9, 2020 05:37

Air Astana, Kazakhstan’s air carrier, will introduce direct flights from Almaty to Frankfurt starting on 2nd October 2020. Initially twice a week, the frequencies increase to three a week from ... Read More

Nur-Sultan to Frankfurt flights on Air Astana to start August 28

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 14, 2020 08:07

Air Astana will resume direct flights from Kazakhstan’s capital Nur-Sultan to Frankfurt on 18th August 2020, with services initially being operated four times a week, increasing to daily services by ... Read More

Air Astana resumes international flights

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 16, 2020 08:28

Air Astana will resume international services from Almaty and Nur-Sultan to destinations in Georgia, South Korea, and Turkey between 20th June and 1st July 2020. 20th June – Almaty-Antalya-Almaty 20th June – Nur-Sultan-Istanbul-Nur-Sultan 21st June- ... Read More

FlyArystan heading for West Kazakhstan

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- June 11, 2020 15:53

FlyArystan  announces the expansion of its route network and the launch of a new base in Atyrau,West Kazakhstan, with operations starting on 15th July 2020.   To Aktau daily, Aktobe ... Read More

Kazakhstan’s FlyArystan launches new destinations

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- June 2, 2020 19:01

FlyArystan is pleased to announce the expansion of its route network,with the launch of new flights to Aktau, Atyrau and Aktobe. From June 21, the airline will start to operate ... Read More

Kazakhstan’s Air Astana resumes some domestic flight operations

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- May 14, 2020 16:20

In common with carriers around the world, Air Astana faces challenges as it slowly restarts operations against the backdrop of the continuing global health crisis. Kazakh flag carrier is marking ... Read More

Air Astana resumes regional flights across Kazakhstan

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- May 8, 2020 16:11

Air Astana will resume scheduled flights from Almaty and Nur-Sultan to regional centers across Kazakhstan following the end of the national state of emergency on 11th May 2020. Services to Aktobe ... Read More

Air Astana resumes flights between Almaty and Nur Sultan

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 28, 2020 03:28

Air Astana will resume scheduled flights between Almaty and Nur-Sultan starting from 1st May 2020, with three frequencies a day during the morning, afternoon, and evening. Fights will be operated ... Read More

Air Astana changes due to Coronavirus

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 6, 2020 09:43

Air Astana has made a number of flight schedule changes resulting from the global spread of the Coronavirus, with actions taken in accordance with measures introduced by the Ministry of ... Read More

Almaty to Mumbai on Air Astana

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 13, 2020 09:34

Air Astana, Kazakhstan’s flag carrier, will launch services between Almaty and India’s commercial center, Mumbai on 1st June 2020. Flights will be operated four times a week using Airbus A320, with ... Read More

Air Astana: Profit up 461% in 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 28, 2020 16:45

Kazakhstan’s Air Astana has recorded a net profit (unaudited) for 2019 of US$30.03 million, up from US$5.3 million in the previous year. The airline carried 5.058 million passengers, an increase ... Read More

New CEO of Kazakhstan’s Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport named

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 31, 2019 01:13

Kazakhstan's Civil Aviation Committee announced that Gabit Tazhimuratov has been appointed as the Chairman of the Board of the Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport - an international airport in Akmola Region, ... Read More

Passenger jet with 100 people crashed into a two story building

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 27, 2019 04:47

Bek Air Flight 2100 crashed. A Fokker 100 passenger jet operated by Bek Air crashed near the city of Almaty in Kazakh City killing at least 14 and injuring many. ... Read More

Kazakhstan’s first low-cost airline launches its first international route

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 14, 2019 15:54

On December 13, the first Kazakhstan low-cost airline FlyArystan made its first international flight from Nur-Sultan to Moscow (Zhukovsky) on its recently delivered fourth Airbus A320, which joined the fleet ... Read More

Kazakhstan aims to improve air travel for children with mental disabilities

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 25, 2019 23:42

Kazakhstan's Civil Aviation Committee and a Chairman of the AUTISM KAZAKHSTAN National Association of AUTISM KAZAKHSTAN held a meeting today to work out proposals for improving availability of air transportation ... Read More

Kazakhstan launches mountain tourism project office

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 25, 2019 19:10

The akimats (administrations) of the city of Almaty, Kazakhstan and the Almaty Region joined forces with the Kazakh Tourism company, announcing that they will launch a unified mountain tourism project ... Read More

Air Astana to buy 30 Boeing 737 MAX jets

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 19, 2019 18:50

Air Astana intends to order 30 Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplanes to serve as the backbone of its new low-cost airline FlyArystan, the Kazakh flag carrier and Boeing announced at ... Read More

Qatar Airways to launch Kazakhstan service from Doha by the end of year

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 9, 2019 00:32

Negotiations were held today between the aviation authorities of the State of Qatar and the Republic of Kazakhstan in Doha, Qatar. The Qatar delegation was represented by the President of ... Read More

Kazakhstan woos AirAsia over direct Malaysia flights

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 23, 2019 22:55

Malaysia-based AirAsia, the largest low-cost airline in Asia and the 13th in the world, is planning to launch direct flights from Malaysia to Kazakhstan, according to the sources in Kazakh ... Read More

Kazakhstan’s first budget airline FlyArystan launches Moscow flight

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 21, 2019 15:40

Kazakhstan's first low-cost airline FlyArystan announced the start of ticket sales for its first international route from Nur-Sultan to Moscow. The new Moscow route will be operated on a daily ... Read More

Smart Cities Declaration at Kazakhstan Urban Tourism Summit

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 11, 2019 18:37

City leaders from around the world have met in the Kazakh capital of Nur-Sultan for the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Global Urban Tourism Summit. The Summit enjoyed the highest level ... Read More

Kazakhstan launches visa-free entry for citizens of 12 countries

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 1, 2019 02:25

The Republic of Kazakhstan has launched a visa-free entry policy for citizens of 12 more states, official representative of Kazakhstan Ministry of Foreign Affairs said. According to the official, Kazakhstan ... Read More