Air Astana launched a new direct flight connecting Almaty to Kazan, capital of Tatarstan, Russia on 2nd June 2012. The service is operated three times a week (Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday) using Embraer 190 airliners in 98 seat, two class configuration.
The new service from Almaty to Kazan is Air Astana’s seventh destination in the Russian Federation, with existing services operating from Almaty to Moscow, Saint Petersburg and Samara, as well as those operating from Astana, Kazakhstan’s capital, to Moscow, Novosibirsk and Yekaterinburg. Passengers travelling from Kazan will be able to easily connect to Air Astana services from Almaty to Asian destinations including Bangkok, Dehli, Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur.
“Passengers from Tatarstan to Kazakhstan will enjoy a comfortable and safe flights on one of the best airlines in world with Air Astana recently becoming a 4-Star winner in from Skytrax World Airline Awards 2012”, said Dmitry Leonidovich Karpulin, Regional General Manager of Air Astana in CIS and Russia.
“The new Air Astana flight between Tatarstan and Kazakhstan is a long-awaited service not only for the 250,000 Tatars and Bashkirs of Kazakhstan, but also for all those who call Kazakhstan their second home. We hope that these regular flight connections will enable the socio-political, economic and cultural relations between one of the largest regions in the Russian Federation and the Republic of Kazakhstan to become even closer“, said Taufik Karimov, President of the Tatar and Bashkir’s Association of National Cultural Centers of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Air Astana’s Almaty–Kazan–Almaty service is operated by new generation Embraer 190 airliners which were delivered from Brazil in 2011-2012. The Embraer 190 belongs to a family of twin-engine, single aisle passenger airliners with a maximum speed of 890 km/h and maximum range of 4200 km.
The cost of an economy return ticket from Kazan to Almaty starts at 11,139 rubles, including all airport taxes and other fees and from 26,939 ruble for business class. The cost of an economy return ticket from Almaty to Kazan starts at 39,563 tenge including airport taxes and other fees and from 127,562 tenge for business class. The flight duration from Kazan to Almaty is be 3 hours and 30 minutes, while Almaty to Kazan takes 3 hours and 50 minutes.