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Updated June 27, 2022

  • Joe Breitfeller

Air Astana Launches New Service to Phuket, Increases Frequencies to Dubai

Air Astana will launch two weekly nonstop flights between Almaty and Phuket from October 31, 2021. The carrier will also increase frequencies to Dubai to ten weekly flights, including three from Almaty and daily service from Nur-Sultan.


Air Astana Airbus A321LR - Courtesy Airbus

On Thursday (October 14, 2021), Air Astana announced the launch of new twice-weekly service between Almaty and Phuket in Thailand starting October 31st. The carrier will also increase frequencies to Dubai to 10 weekly flights, including three from Almaty, starting October 23rd and daily service from Nur-Sultan starting November 1st, 2021. Earlier this month Air Astana resumed service to St, Petersburg with one weekly flight from Nur-Sultan, and has increased service to Moscow with five daily flights from Almaty and five weekly flights from Nur-Sultan. Additionally, the airline has increased flight frequencies to Istanbul with up to three weekly services from Nur-Sultan and five weekly services from Almaty.


Founded in late 2001, Kazakhstan-based Air Astana operates a modern fleet of aircraft with an average age of 4.4 years. The carrier serves over 40 domestic and international routes and employs over 5,000 team members. During 2020, Air Astana retired their Boeing 757 and Embraer 190 fleets and now exclusively operates Airbus A321LRs and late model Boeing 767s on major international routes.



Source: Air Astana