Air Astana, the national carrier of Kazakhstan, announced a new service from Paris to Almaty will launch in June 2020.
The flights will operate three times a week using the carrier’s new Airbus A321LR, which entered revenue service on the Air Astana network last month.
Air Astana made its debut on Paris-Astana (now Nur-Sultan) in Spring 2015, using a Boeing 757.
The service between the French Capital and Almaty, Kazakhstan’s commercial center and second city, will operate on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, with departures from Paris at 19.20 local time, arriving in Almaty at 06.35 local. The return flight from Almaty will depart at 14.15 local time and arrive in Paris at 18.00 hrs local. Flight times are 7 hours, 45 minutes and 7 hours and 15 minutes, respectively.
Upon arrival in Almaty, passengers from Paris will enjoy convenient domestic flight connections to Kazakhstan’s capital Nur-Sultan and Shymkent, as well as international flight connections to Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan and Dushanbe in Tajikistan.
Air Astana operates flights to over 60 domestic and international routes from hubs in Nur-Sultan and Almaty. The company commenced operations in 2002. The Air Astana fleet consists of 38 aircraft including Boeing 767/757, Airbus A320/A320neo, A321/A321neo/A321LR and Embraer E-190/E2 aircraft.
Air Astana is a joint venture between Kazakhstan’s national wealth fund, Samruk Kazyna, and BAE Systems, with respective shares of 51% and 49%.