Air Astana will launch direct flights from Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan to New Delhi, the capital of India on 2nd July, 2017. The service will be operated three times a week using Airbus A320 and Embraer 190 aircraft. Air Astana continues to operate daily flights between Almaty and New Delhi, launched back in September 2004.
The Kazakhstan award-winning carrier offers travellers from New Delhi a wide range of convenient flight connections in Astana, with services to international destinations including Moscow, St. Petersburg, Istanbul, Kiev, Baku and Tbilisi as well as to many cities across Kazakhstan. Together with other Air Astana international passengers travelling through Astana between 1st June and 10th September 2017, those using the new services to and from New Delhi will be entitled to free admission tickets for EXPO 2017 Astana - Future Energy.
On Mondays and Thursdays, the flight (KC 241) will depart Astana at 07.20 and arrive in New Delhi at 10:55, with the return flight (?? 242) departing New Delhi at 12.00 and arriving in Astana at 17.00 local time. On Sundays, flight (KC 249) flight will depart Astana at 20.35 and arrive in New Delhi at 00.10 (+1), with the return flight (?? 250) departing New Delhi at 01.10 and arriving in Astana at 06.10 local time.
Economy class return fares start at US$316 including tax, with Business Class return fares starting at US$1,873 including all taxes.
Air Astana, the national carrier of Kazakhstan, operates flights to over 60 domestic and international routes. The company was incorporated in late 2001 and commenced operations on 15 May 2002. The Air Astana fleet consists of Boeing 767, 757, Airbus A319, A320, A320neo, A321 and Embraer 190 aircraft. Air Astana became the first carrier from Russia, the Commonwealth of Independent States (the CIS) and Eastern Europe to be awarded the 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 and 2016.
Budapest Airport adds Astana to route roll-call
As Budapest Airport welcomes Wizz Air’s twice-weekly service to Astana, the Hungarian gateway celebrates the addition of its 42nd country market, filling another gap on its route map and expanding its selection of destinations.
Omitting the previous need for connections, the ultra-low-cost carrier’s direct link to Kazakhstan joins Budapest’s existing links in the region to Georgia, Ukraine and Azerbaijan: “We are happy and proud to welcome yet another new Wizz Air destination, launched from Budapest Airport. Astana will be the 42nd new country and 111th new airport on our list of destinations this summer,” explains Jost Lammers, Budapest Airport. He added: “This new flight between the capitals of Hungary and Kazakhstan will contribute to the further development of trade and investment between the countries, create opportunities for the leisure travellers to discover new and exciting tourism attractions in both countries.”