Air Astana will resume summer season flights to popular lifestyle destinations in Greece (Heraklion on the island of Crete), Turkey (Bodrum), Montenegro (Podgorica) and Georgia (Batumi) in early June.
Flights to Heraklion, Bodrum and Podgorica will be operated using Airbus A321 Long Range; flights to Batumi will be operated using Airbus A320.
Air Astana’s A321LR aircraft feature 16 lie-flat business class seats in an alternating 2-2 and 1-1 configuration.
Flights from Almaty to Heraklion starting on June 1 will be operated four times a week with a flight time of 6h50m outbound and 5h50m inbound. Return airfares start at US$677 in economy class and US$1603 in business class.
Flights from Almaty to Bodrum starting on June 2 will be operated three times a week with a flight time of 6h outbound and 5h30 inbound. Return airfares start at US$531 in economy class and US$1438 in business.
Flights from Almaty to Podgorica starting on June 3 with be operated three times a week, followed by the resumption of flights from Astana to Podgorica on June 7, with the same weekly frequency.
Outbound flight time from Almaty is 6h55m and 5h55 inbound, whilst flight time from Astana is 6h25m outbound and 5h35m inbound. Return airfares from both Almaty and Astana start at US$616 in economy and US$1807 in business.
Flights from Almaty to Batumi starting on June 6 will be operated five times a week, with a flight time of 4h50m outbound and 3h50m inbound. Return airfares start at US$326 and US$696, respectively.
With early June marking the start of the busy summer season, Air Astana recommends that passengers arrive at the airport at least two hours before departure. The airline also encourages the use of online check-in and self-service desk services in order to avoid queues at the airport. Online check-in opens 36 hours in advance of the flight and closes an hour before scheduled departure.
Air Astana commenced its operations in May 2002 as a joint venture between Kazakhstan’s national wealth fund, Samruk Kazyna, and BAE Systems.
The airline is a full-service international and domestic carrier, with its low-cost division, FlyArystan, rapidly growing in regional and domestic markets since being launched in 2019.
The Air Astana Group now operates a fleet of 43 aircraft, comprising 35 Airbus A320/A321 neo family aircraft, three Boeing 767s and five Embraer E2s.
Air Astana has additional A320 neo-family aircraft, as well as Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft on order.