Dubai-Kazakhstan air links to get stronger
DUBAI: Air travel between Dubai, the region's financial capital, and the Astana, the capital of Central Asian country Kazakhstan will soon be a lot easier with launch of eight new weekly flights from October.
Kazakhstan's national airline Air Astana announced on Monday it will re-launch direct flights between the two cities from October 25 this year. The airline will operate the route with an Airbus A320, a narrow body single aisle aircraft, with four flights a week to Dubai International, according to an emailed statement. Air Astana President and Chief Executive Peter Foster stated the airline is "fully committed to expanding the route network from Astana." Air Astana recently launch services from Astana to Paris, Seoul and to Tbilisi in Georgia.
Earlier, Dubai-owned flydubai announced in an emailed statement it will launch four weekly direct Dubai-Astana services from October 26. Flydubai Chief Executive Ghaith Al Ghaith stated that the launch of Astana services "marks an important milestone in our expansion in the region." Last year, Air Astana resumed services between Dubai and Almaty, Kazakhstan's old capital.