Kazakhstan’s Air Astana Group is focusing on Asia as it continues to expand its network.
Frequencies to Delhi and Phuket will be significantly increased and services to Bangkok will be resumed in coming months.
The group experienced strong passenger growth in 2022, with 3.9 million passengers carried during the first seven months of the year, which represents a 9% increase over the same period in 2021.
Flights to London and Istanbul have resumed, frequencies to Dubai are increasing, along with the launch of new services to Greece.
Air Astana Group added 13 new aircraft between mid-2020 and March 2022, with a further 24 aircraft due to join the fleet by mid-2025, taking total numbers to 59.
The carrier’s fleet modernisation process will see some older aircraft being replaced.
“Air Astana has rapidly recovered despite an unprecedented series of operational challenges this year, with passenger traffic up 9% and seat capacity up marginally between January and July compared to the same period last year,” said Peter Foster, president and CEO of Air Astana Group.
“It is now timely for the group to be significantly expanding the fleet, together with investing in new pilot training and maintenance facilities.”