Since November 22, 2022, Air Astana airline relaunched operating flights to Beijing, which had been suspended due to the pandemic since March 2020. Over the course of 18 years, from 2002 to 2020, this route had transported over 1,100,000 passengers.
Air Astana is set to recommence its flights from Astana to Beijing on March 18, 2023, with two weekly flights scheduled on Wednesdays and Saturdays, and a possible increase in frequency during the summer season. These flights will be operated using Airbus A321LRs.
Adel Dauletbek, Vice President for Marketing and Sales at Air Astana: “As we begin to navigate the summer season, the airline is gradually increasing its capacity in China to meet the growing demand of the country with the largest economy and population. Our passengers have the opportunity to travel on comfortable Airbus A321LR and A321neo aircraft. We are confident that these flights will be in demand by passengers who are heading to China for business, tourism and other purposes.”
Moreover, starting from March 2, 2023, the airline will increase the frequency of its flights from Almaty to Beijing to four times a week, with plans to operate daily flights during the summer season. These flights will be operated on both Airbus A321LR and Airbus A321neo aircraft.