Passenger flow of Air Astana gone up
July 17. KAZINFORM. ALMATY
Passenger throughput of “Air Astana” in the first half of this year has reached 1 million 698 thousand passengers, an increase of 11% compared with the same period of the last year, the press-service of JSC “Air Astana” says.
With the growth of traffic flow has increased the number of routes. Thus, in the first half of this year new flights have been opened, they are Ho Chi Minh – Almaty, Atyrau-Moscow, Kiev-Almaty, Astana-Kiev, Orenburg-Astana, Astana-Bishkek and Almaty-Kokshetau, and frequencies on existing routes have also significantly increased.
“As a rule, the first half for airline industry is the low season, and this year is not an exception”, says the president of “Air Astana ” Peter Foster. “The results, however, are satisfactory, and they are due to the launch of new routes to Kiev and a significant increase in passenger traffic to Istanbul by signing Codeshare agreement with Turkish Airlines”.
In addition, in April this year “Air Astana” has successfully passed the third Operational Safety Audit IATA (IOSA), and in June it confirmed the rating of 4 stars by Skytrax agency, and once again the company was named “Best Airline in Central Asia and India” at the International Air Show at Le Bourget .