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Air Astana codeshares with Turkish

Air Astana has signed a new partnership with Turkish Airlines that will see the two airlines codeshare on routes between Kazakhstan and Turkey. The deal, which was signed in Istanbul…

Best Western debuts in Kazakhstan

Best Western has opened its first hotel in Kazakhstan. Located in the country's largest city, Almaty, the Best Western Plus Atakent Park Hotel is a newly-built upscale hotel featuring 196…

Air Astana profits slip in 2012

Air Astana has reported a post-tax profit of US$57.2 million for 2012, 7% down on 2011. The Kazakhstan national carrier's total revenue increased 16% to US$870m, but high fuel prices and a…

Air Astana arrives in Vietnam

Air Astana has launched its first flights to Vietnam, continuing its Southeast Asian expansion. Kazakhstan’s national carrier commenced flights between Almaty and Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) on…

Ritz-Carlton to open in Almaty

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company has announced the expansion of its luxury hotel portfolio in the CIS with the development of the first hotel in Kazakhstan, The Ritz-Carlton, Almaty.  The 145…

Kazakhstan says thank you to Borat

Kazakhstan has finally thanked British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen for creating his Borat character, after admitting that the spoof Kazakh has boosted tourism. Authorities in the Central…
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