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Air Astana inaugurates new service between Samara and Almaty.

Starting 2nd June, Air Astana, the national carrier of Kazakhstan,offers its new service three days a week on Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Summary of new Samara – Almaty flights: 

Samara – Almaty

departs 09:30 am; arrives 02:40 pm each Monday and Saturday

departs 00:20 am; arrives05:30 am each Friday 

Almaty – Samara

departs 06:40 am; arrives08:10 am eachMonday and Saturday

departs 09:30 pm; arrives11:00 pm each Thursday

All times are based on localtime zones. 

The new flights are operated with Embraer 190 aircraft configured with97 seats in a two-class layout.

“Weare delighted to launch flights between Almaty and the beautiful city on theVolga river”, said Richard Ledger, Director Sales Worldwide of Air Astana, at apress conference in Samara to celebrate their new service to Russia. “Notonly will the route provide a boost to tourism in Samara and Kazakhstan, butit will also support the growing commercial ties between the two countries”.

Besidesits direct flights to the largest city of Kazakhstan, Air Astana also offersthose flying from Samara convenient connections to their onward travel throughAlmaty to Beijin, Delhi, Bangkok, Abu Dhabi, Istanbul and other internationaldestinations as well as to major cities of Kazakhstan.

Samarahas become Air Astana’s fifth destination in the Russian Federation.

Fordetailed information on tickets and fares for these flights as well asadditional services, please visit the official website of Air Astana.


Air Astana is a joint venturebetween Kazakhstan’ssovereign wealth fund Samruk-Kazyna (51%) and BAE Systems PLC (49%). TheAirline operates 24 aircraft: Boeing 767’s and 757’s, Airbus A320’s and A321’s,Embraer 190, Fokker 50.

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