13 July 2016
Air Astana, the flag carrier of Kazakhstan, continues to be recognised for service excellence, with this year’s Skytrax World Airlines Awards event seeing a 4 Star rating and “The Best Airline in Central Asia and India” award being achieved for the fifth consecutive year and “The Best Airline Staff Service in Central Asia/India” for the fourth time. The prestigious awards ceremony took place at the Farnborough International Airshow in the United Kingdom.
Air Astana celebrated 14 years of successful and safe operation in May 2016. During the preceding 12 months, the airline reported a record increase in net profits for 2015; launched new services to Georgia, South Korea and the UK; signed codeshare agreements with Air France-KLM, Bangkok Airways and Hong Kong Airlines and launched the innovative MyUpgrade product.
Air Astana operates one of the youngest fleets in the world, with existing Airbus A320, Embraer 190 and Boeing 757/767 aircraft having an average age of only seven years. The airline will take delivery of the first of eleven Airbus A320 Neo aircraft during the second half of 2016. Another new aircraft innovation appearing later this year will be the introduction of onboard Wi-Fi on the Boeing 767 fleet. The airline’s existing network grew to 65 routes following the launch of a new service from Almaty to Tehran, capital of Iran at the end of June.
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