In the latest edition of Dubai Airshow, the airline of Kazakhstan signed an agreement with Boeing for the acquisition of 30 aircraft that will be destined for the low-cost subsidiary, FlyArystan.
Air Astana was born in 2002, connecting Kazakhstan with the rest of Asia and Europe. Its bases are located at the airports of Almaty and Nur-Sultan (previously named Astana).
The growth of the airline was progressive and in May of this year its low-cost subsidiary FlyArystan began operations.
FlyArystan started with good sales, surpassing all expectations and that is why they now bet on increasing the fleet in order to expand in the market of Kazakhstan and international destinations.
“Air Astana, ha tenido una fuerte relación con Boeing desde que la aerolínea comenzó a volar en el año 2002 con un par de 737NGs. Hoy operamos tanto 757 y 767 y creemos que el MAX proporcionará una plataforma sólida para el crecimiento de FlyArystan a lo largo de nuestra región, una vez que la aeronave haya regresado con éxito al servicio“, said Peter Foster, president and CEO of Air Astana.
The approximate figure for the 30 aircraft destined for FlyArystan amounts to 3,600 million dollars. The Boeing 737 MAX 8 is part of a family of aircraft with capacities of 130 to 230 seats and with a range of 7,130 kilometers (3,850 nautical miles). This type of aircraft also has improvements in its engines and advanced technology.