Air Astana, the national carrier of Kazakhstan, operates flights to over 60 domestic and international routes from hubs in Nur-Sultan and Almaty. The company was incorporated in late 2001 and commenced operations on 15 May 2002. The Air Astana fleet consists of 35 aircraft including Boeing 767, 757, Airbus A320, A320neo, A321, A321neo, Embraer 190 and Embraer E190-E2 aircraft.
Air Astana became the first carrier from Russia, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and Eastern Europe to be awarded a prestigious 4-Star rating by Skytrax at its World Airline Awards 2012 and was also named ‘The Best Airline in Central Asia and India’ that year. Both achievements were repeated in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. Air Astana named winner in the 2019 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice awards for Airlines, ranking in two categories - Travellers Choice Regional Airline Asia and Travellers' Choice Passenger Comfort Asia.
Air Astana is a joint venture between Kazakhstan’s national wealth fund, Samruk Kazyna, and BAE Systems, with respective shares of 51% and 49%.
Air Astana will provide all Routes Silk Road delegates with a 50% discount on flights made on their website. For more information, please visit our dedicated web page.