Air Astana has announced plans to resume flights from Kazakhstan’s capital Nur-Sultan (formerly Astana) to London Heathrow next month.

The flag carrier will offer a twice weekly service from September 18, with the following schedules:

  • Flight KC945 will depart Nur-Sultan at 0515 on Wednesdays and Saturdays, landing into London at 0730
  • Flight KC946 will depart Heathrow at 1235 on Wednesdays (1315 on Saturdays), arriving back into Nur-Sultan at 0015/0045 the following day

The route will be operated by Air Astana’s A321LR aircraft, which offer 16 Thomson Vantage seats in business class, including the sought-after “throne seats” with direct aisle access. For more information on the aircraft see:

First look: Business class in Air Astana’s Airbus A321LR

Business Traveller spoke to Air Astana’s CEO Peter Foster in October last year, where he discussed the carrier’s network plans in the light of Covid-19.

For more information, including fares and testing requirements in both direction of travel, click here.