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Air Astana
Founded 29 August 2001 (2001-08-29) (20 years ago)
Commenced operations 15 May 2002 (2002-05-15)
  • Almaty International Airport
  • Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport
Focus cities Atyrau International Airport
Frequent-flyer program Nomad Club
Subsidiaries FlyArystan
Fleet size 32
Destinations 64
Parent company Sovereign Wealth Fund Samruk-Kazyna (51%).
Other Shareholder: BAE Systems PLC (49%)
Headquarters Almaty, Kazakhstan
Key people
  • Peter Foster, President & CEO
  • Kanat Alpysbayev, Chairman

Air Astana is a government owned airline of Kazakhstan. It flies to domestic and international destinations. It's main airports are Almaty International Airport and Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport. It was founded in October 2001 and started flights in 15 May 2002.


In September 2002, Air Astana started flights between Nur-Sultan and Moscow and started daily flights between Almaty and Moscow.

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