FlyArystan, the brand-new Eurasian low fare airline of Kazakh flag carrier, Air Astana, is on the final countdown to the launch of services on May 1, 2019.
Taraz and Uralsk become the first destinations to be announced from the Almaty base in early May.
FlyArystan is flying Airbus A320 aircraft configured with 180 economy seats on both routes. Operating daily, FlyArystan will offer more than 130,000 seats on each of the routes annually.
“With Board approval for this exciting new airline granted just six months ago, seats going on sale so swiftly is a remarkable achievement,” said Peter Foster, President and CEO of Air Astana, who acknowledged the hard work of the many people at the airline who have played such a big part in shaping the new carrier and readying it for launch.
“FlyArystan adds strength to what we can now call the Air Astana Group. It enables us to effectively compete in the growing low-cost travel segment in our country on better than equal terms with other airlines. FlyArystan gives us the opportunity to grow the overall market by taking customers from other forms of travel and we are proud to be playing an important social and economic development role in Kazakhstan by creating this exciting new airline.”
“FlyArystan presents a great opportunity for both Kazakhstan citizens and foreign visitors to travel more easily and comfortably across this vast country with lower
FlyArystan follows the classic LCC model, following the examples of highly successful airlines such as
The airline plans to expand onto regional international routes in the mid-term. FlyArystan will initially operate four aircraft, with the fleet growing to at least 15 by 2022.
FlyArystan will operate from multiple aircraft bases in Kazakhstan. More routes and aircraft bases will be announced in the coming months.