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Air Astana introduced $75 service charge on international flights

Air Astana has introduced a service charge for issuing tickets for international flights in sales offices and agencies starting from June 1.

Air Astana introduced $75 service charge on international flights
Kazakhstan mulls reopening flights to Dubai
Kazakhstan mulls reopening flights to Dubai

The issue was raised at the meeting of Askar Shokybayev with Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

Kazakhstan mulls reopening flights to Dubai
Astana International Airport. ©RIA Novosti
Air Astana to launch Astana-Beijing flight

Aviation authorities of Kazakhstan and China have agreed on a direct connection between the two capitals.

Air Astana to launch Astana-Beijing flight
Photo courtesy of press-service of Air Astana
Runways expose passengers to danger in some Kazakhstan cities

The aircrafts land on worndown runways exposing passengers to danger in Kostanay, Petropavlovsk, Semey, Taldykorgan and Taraz: MP.

Runways expose passengers to danger in some Kazakhstan cities
Air Astana aircraft. Photo courtesy of the company's press-office
Air Astana Airline incurs losses of $11 million

Kerosene price hiked by almost 200% compared to 2010.

Air Astana Airline incurs losses of $11 million
Photo courtesy of Air Astana's press-service
Kazakhstan will have 8 new international flights in 2012

Air Astana and SCAT air companies will launch 8 new international routes by the end of 2012.

Kazakhstan will have 8 new international flights in 2012
Air Astana plane. Photo courtesy of the company's press-service
French Ambassador to Kazakhstan calling for exclusion of Air Astana from EU black list

Jean-Charles Berthonnet made an official statement on April 9.

French Ambassador to Kazakhstan calling for exclusion of Air Astana from EU black list
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Kazakhstan air companies are in EU black list

Kazakhstan air companies, except for Air Astana, got into the EU black list again.

Kazakhstan air companies are in EU black list
Kazakhstan residents will not fly directly to Dubai
Kazakhstan residents will not fly directly to Dubai

Dubai aviation authorities have stopped admitting Kazakhstan airplanes to their airports.

Kazakhstan residents will not fly directly to Dubai
Photo courtesy of ngs.ru
Air Astana stops using Fokker 50

Air Astana is terminating exploitation of Fokker 50 planes.

Air Astana stops using Fokker 50
Air Astana aircraft. Photo courtesy of the company's press-office
Air Astana raising domestic flights prices

Air Astana air company is raising cost of its domestic flights tickets 16%.

Air Astana raising domestic flights prices
Photo by Yaroslav Radlovskiy©
Zhumagaliyev called for more competition at local airlines market

Askar Zhumagaliyev has considered complaints of MPs about the monopolist airline Air Astana.

Zhumagaliyev called for more competition at local airlines market
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Aviation fuel shortages explained

Production of kerosene has come to normal. No shortages can be seen. In January a total of 32 500 tons have been produced.

Aviation fuel shortages explained
Photo courtesy of airliners.nl
Kazakhstan’s airlines to launch new flights to major destinations: Transport Minister

The Ministry is working to accommodate international flights of foreign airlines.

Kazakhstan’s airlines to launch new flights to major destinations: Transport Minister
Air Astana plane. Photo courtesy of press-service of the company
Air Astana to launch six new flights

National air company Air Astana plans to launch regular flights to six new destinations.

Air Astana to launch six new flights
Photo courtesy of airliners.nl
BAE Systems may sell part of its stake in Air Astana within People’s IPO

No final decision has been taken yet. However, it is clear that Samruk-Kazyna Sovereign Wealth Fund will retain its majority stake: Peter Foster, Air Astana President.

BAE Systems may sell part of its stake in Air Astana within People’s IPO
Minister of Transport and Communications Berik Kamaliyev. Photo courtesy of flickr.com
Minister of Transport and Communications critisized Air Astana for flight delays

Main reasons behind delays are late arrivals of aircrafts (64 percent), aircrafts failures (9 percent) and weather conditions in airports (8 percent): Minister.

Minister of Transport and Communications critisized Air Astana for flight delays
Timur Mashurov, sportsman.
Former captain of Kazakhstan national rugby team may become a pilot of Air Astana

The airline continues hiring and training new pilots under Ab-initio program of pilots’ initial training.

Former captain of Kazakhstan national rugby team may become a pilot of Air Astana
Photo courtesy of newskaz.ru
Air Astana to launch flights to Hong Kong

The number of passengers in the H1 2011 grew 18.7% as compared to the like period of 2010, making up 1.35 million people.

Air Astana to launch flights to Hong Kong
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Aeroflot ahead of Air Astana among best East-European airlines

Air Astana is ranked second in the list of the Best Airlines of Eastern Europe.

Aeroflot ahead of Air Astana among best East-European airlines