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Kazakhstan's flag carrier to relaunch Dubai flights in October

Air Astana says it will operate flights between Astana and Dubai four times a week from October 25

Kazakhstan's flag carrier to relaunch Dubai flights in October

Air Astana, Kazakhstan’s flag carrier, said on Tuesday it will relaunch services between Astana and Dubai on October 25.

The non-stop flight will be operated four times a week on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays using an Airbus A320.

“Air Astana is fully committed to expanding the route network from Astana, with the re-launch to Dubai following the recent introduction of new services from the capital to Paris, Seoul and Tbilisi,” said Peter Foster, president and CEO of Air Astana.

"With Kazakhstan and UAE enjoying strengthening links in business, finance, tourism and culture, I’m confident that the new service will be extremely popular with passengers travelling between Astana and Dubai."

The minimum cost of a round trip economy class ticket from Astana to Dubai, including all fees, is $468 and a business class ticket is $2,107 during low season and $2,667 during high season.

Air Astana started operations in May 2002 and currently operates a network of over 60 international and domestic routes from hubs in Almaty and Astana.

The airline is a joint venture between Kazakhstan’s national wealth fund, Samruk Kazyna, and BAE Systems, with respective shares of 51 percent and 49 percent.

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