Air Astana given safety green light by EU

Air Astana is now free to increase frequencies on existing European routes and also to plan for new destinations following the lifting of restrictions previously imposed by the European Union.


Air Astana given safety green light by EU


Air Astana is now free to increase frequencies on existing European routes and also to plan for new destinations following the lifting of restrictions previously imposed by the European Union. According to the EU’s Air Safety Committee, Air Astana has proved that it has safety systems and procedures fully consistent with international standards and is therefore released from the frequency restrictions imposed upon it by the ASC in July 2009, following the failure of the Kazakhstan Civil Aviation Committee to pass an ICAO audit in April of that year. The European authority continues to ‘black list’ all other Kazakh airlines “until the Kazakh authorities have implemented a sustainable system to effectively oversee the safety of these carriers”. Air Astana currently operates services from Almaty and Astana to London three times a week, Astana to Frankfurt daily, and Atyrau to Amsterdam six times per week.