Air Astana has launched new amenity kits by French fashion house Christian Lacroix and Italian designer Furla.

According to the carrier the Furla women’s bags “captivate the brand essence in a miniature version of the brand’s famous retail handbags including the quintessential Furla gold zip pull”.

Meanwhile the Christain Lacroix kits “embody the spirit of the famous Parisian atelier which is known for its flamboyant prints and bold use of colour and feature the company’s signature butterfly pattern”.

The kits also now feature slippers, “replacing the flight socks commonly found in on-board amenity kits”.

The new kits will be offered to business class passengers on short and long-haul flights.

The airline recently added a fifth weekly frequency to its route between London Heathrow and the Kazakh capital Astana. The new Sunday service adds to existing departures on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

For a look at how Khakhstan’s capital is attempting to assert itself as a world-class city and future centre for green energy, see our recent feature:

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