Air Astana will soon announce the re-launch of its direct daily flights from Almaty to Dubai. The new service will commence on 1 September 2014. The existing four days a week service from Astana to Abu Dhabi will also continue to operate, with both services to UAE being performed by an Airbus A320 family aircraft.
Flights from Almaty to Dubai International Airport (DXB) will depart on 07:55 and arrive 10:30 at Terminal-1 and the return flight from Dubai to Almaty will depart at 11:25, 11:40 and 12:10.
The country also recently announced a visa waiver programme for tourists from 10 countries, including nationals of UAE, who can now enter Kazakhstan without any prior notification. Air Astana also offers an online visa application facility for Kazakhstan tourists visiting the UAE.
Peter Foster, president, Air Astana said: “The new service represents another important step in the airline’s international network expansion, which will contribute to development of economic, cultural and tourism ties.”
The airline is a joint venture between Kazakhstan’s national wealth fund Samruk Kazyna and BAE Systems, with respective shares of 51% and 49%.