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Air Astana to Resume Service Between Astana and Beijing From March 18, 2023
Air Astana will resume service between Astana Kazakhstan and Beijing China from March 18, 2023. The route will be operated twice weekly on Wednesdays and Saturdays with either an Airbus A321LR or A321neo.
On Monday (February 6, 2022), Air Astana announced the resumption of flights between Astana, Kazakhstan and Beijing, China starting March 18, 2023. Flights will operate twice weekly on Wednesdays and Saturdays with either an Airbus A321LR or A321neo aircraft. Frequencies on the route will gradually increase to four times weekly, and then daily for the summer 2023 season. Air Astana originally suspended flights to Beijing in March 2020 due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. From 2002 through 2020, the airline carried over 1.1 million passengers to Beijing.
In Monday’s announcement, Air Astana’s Vice President for Marketing and Sales, Adel Dauletbek, said,
“With the beginning of summer navigation, the airline is gradually increasing its cargo capacity in China to meet the growing demand in the country with the largest economy and population. Our passengers have the opportunity to travel on comfortable Airbus A321LR and A321neo aircraft. We are confident that these flights will be in demand by passengers who are heading to China for business, tourism and other purposes.”
Founded in late 2001, Kazakhstan-based Air Astana operates a modern fleet of 38 western aircraft with an average age of 5.3 years. The carrier’s fleet includes Airbus A320 Family and A320neo Family aircraft, as well as late model Boeing 767s. Air Astana serves over 40 domestic and international routes and employs over 5,000 team members. In May 2019, the company launched FlyArystan, the region’s first truly low-cost carrier.
Source: Air Astana