Andaloujet Bishkek

Central Asia is not a region which is often discussed in aviation terms. The four most populous nations are Uzbekistan (27 million people), Kazakhstan (18 million), Tajikistan (seven million) and Kyrgyzstan (six million). Between them, they have almost five million Europe seats this April-October, of which European Russia and Türkiye account for 94%. Five million […]

NQZ-ESB

FlyArystan, the LCC subsidiary of Kazakhstan’s Air Astana introduced a new 2-weekly service between Astana and Ankara on Tuesday 23 May. The 3,195-kilometre service will be maintained on Tuesdays and Saturdays with the 180-seat A320 aircraft. It becomes FlyArystan’s second destination in Turkey after Istanbul SAW. The LCC competes directly against Turkish Airlines’ lower cost […]

May 29, 2023 | Latest Route News +

Ankara to Kazakhstan

On 1 November, Pegasus Airlines commenced Ankara to Almaty service with 2-weekly flights. It connected the Turkish capital to Kazakhstan for the first time, while again providing Ankara – a city of six million – with Central Asia flights, after Turkmenistan ended in 2020. Perhaps inevitably, Pegasus’ Almaty non-stop was joined on 19 November by […]

November 30, 2022 | Airlines, Europe, News & Analysis