KLM launches new service to Astana

Tis Meyer /

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will expand its long-haul services to Kazakhstan by combining the current Almaty flights with service to the capital Astana.

Service on the Amsterdam-Almaty-Astana route will start on 3 May 2016.

Service to Almaty and Astana will be operated four times per week (Tuesdays, Wednesday, Fridays and Sundays), starting on 3 May, as a circle flight: twice weekly from Amsterdam via Astana to Almaty and back to Amsterdam (Tuesdays and Fridays) and twice weekly from Amsterdam via Almaty to Astana and back to Amsterdam (Wednesdays and Sundays).

The flights will be operated by an Airbus A330-200. KLM will cater to customer requirements by offering three different passenger classes aboard the aircraft: 30 seats in World Business Class, 35 seats in Economy Comfort, and 178 seats in Economy Class. 

Pieter Elbers, KLM President and CEO said:

“We are very glad to announce this new KLM route to Astana in combination with our other destination in Kazakhstan; Almaty. KLM’s strategy to add many new routes for its customers is reaffirmed with this eighth new destination, in addition to Salt Lake City, Genoa, Ibiza, Dresden, Southampton, Inverness and Valencia”.

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