Air Astana adds European charter flights

Air Astana will fly to Rhodes, Heraklion and Barcelona
Air Astana will fly to Rhodes, Heraklion and Barcelona

Kazakhstan’s national carrier Air Astana has unveiled plans to launch a series of new charter services to Europe this summer.

Commencing in June 2014, the airline will fly from Kazakhstan’s capital Astana to the Greek island of Rhodes, and from Almaty to Barcelona and Heraklion, on the Mediterranean island of Crete.

The first flight to Rhodes will depart on 14 June, with Heraklion following on 20 June and Barcelona on 21 June. All trips will have 10-day rotations.

Air Astana said it had concluded agreements with tour operators and that tickets can now be purchased directly from travel agencies.

The European expansion follows the lifting of operational restrictions imposed on Air Astana by the European Union. And the airline plans to follow these initial summer charters with new scheduled services to Paris and Prague in 2015.

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