Air Astana, Kazakhstan’s award-winning flag carrier, will launch services between Almaty and India’s commercial centre, Mumbai on 1st June 2020. Flights will be operated four times a week using Airbus A320, with a sector time of 4.5 hours in each direction.
On Mondays and Tuesdays, flights will depart Almaty at 07.05 local time and arrive in Mumbai at 11.05 local time, with return service from Mumbai departing at 12.05 and arriving in Almaty at 16.55 local time. On Thursdays and Saturdays, flights will depart Almaty at 22.10 local time, with the return service from Mumbai departing at 03.10 local.
An introductory promotional fare for the route is on offer until 31st March 2020, with Economy return tickets starting at US$399.
Mumbai will be Air Astana’s second destination in India, with services to the capital, Delhi having been operated since 2004.
Air Astana started regular flights 15 May 2002 and now operates on a network of 60 international and domestic routes from hubs in Almaty and Nur-Sultan The fleet comprises 35 Boeing 767-300ER, Boeing 757-200, Airbus A320/A321 (CEO/NEO/LR) and Embraer E190/E2 aircraft. Air Astana became the first carrier from the CIS and Eastern Europe to be awarded a 4-star rating and the Best Airline in Central Asia and India by international ratings agency, Skytrax in 2012 and has repeated the achievement every year through until 2019.
Air Astana is a joint venture between the National Welfare Fund of Kazakhstan “Samruk-Kazyna” and BAE Systems with respective shares of 51% and 49%.