ASTANA, Kazakhstan – The new Diamond card status of the Nomad Club frequent flyer program offers exclusive benefits to Air Astana’s most loyal customers. Diamond card status is awarded to previous Gold card members, who have managed to maintain that status for the past four years consecutively, which involves earning 100,000 flight points or taking 125 flights each calendar year.
Diamond card status offers its members the following benefits: reservation waitlist priority and a guaranteed Economy Class seat on any Air Astana flight at any time (when booking 72 hours prior to departure), the right to gift Silver card or Gold card status as well as points to relatives and friends, free upgrades to Business Class twice a year, double points awarded and unlimited purchase of bonus points, check-in at Business Class counters, regardless of booking class, free additional 25 kg of baggage, access to Air Astana Business Class lounges and invitation of one guest to the business lounge. Once awarded, Diamond card membership is valid for two years.
“The Nomad Club Diamond card provides eligible members with exceptional benefits to recognise their dedication and loyalty to Air Astana over many years. This covers both the increased tangible benefits, as well as added recognition throughout their entire Air Astana journey,” commented Ibrahim Canliel, Senior Vice-President Marketing and Sales of Air Astana.
Air Astana commenced regular flight operations on 15 May, 2002 and currently operates a network of 64 routes between 39 international and domestic destinations. Air Astana operates a fleet of 30 aircraft including three Boeing 767-300ER, five Boeing 757-200, thirteen Airbus A320 family aircraft and nine Embraer E-190s. Air Astana became the first carrier from Russia, the Commonwealth of Independent States and Eastern Europe to be awarded the prestigious 4-Star rating by Skytrax in its World Airline Awards 2012 and was named The Best Airline in Central Asia and India. Both accolades were repeated in 2013, 2014 and 2015. In February 2015, Air Astana received the prestigious Air Transport World Market Leader Award.
Air Astana is a joint venture between Kazakhstan’s national wealth fund, Samruk Kazyna, and BAE Systems, with respective shares of 51% and 49%