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Kazakhstan Travel & Tourism News for visitors. Kazakhstan, a Central Asian country and former Soviet republic, extends from the Caspian Sea in the west to the Altai Mountains at its eastern border with China and Russia. Its largest metropolis, Almaty, is a long-standing trading hub whose landmarks include Ascension Cathedral, a tsarist-era Russian Orthodox church, and the Central State Museum of Kazakhstan, displaying thousands of Kazakh artifacts.

Almaty to Mumbai on Air Astana

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 13, 2020

Air Astana, Kazakhstan’s flag carrier, will launch services between Almaty and India’s commercial center, Mumbai on 1st June 2020. Flights will ... Read More

Air Astana: Profit up 461% in 2019

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 28, 2020

Kazakhstan’s Air Astana has recorded a net profit (unaudited) for 2019 of US$30.03 million, up from US$5.3 million in the ... Read More

New CEO of Kazakhstan’s Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport named

mm Chief Assignment Editor- December 31, 2019

Kazakhstan's Civil Aviation Committee announced that Gabit Tazhimuratov has been appointed as the Chairman of the Board of the Nursultan ... Read More

Passenger jet with 100 people crashed into a two story building

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 27, 2019

Bek Air Flight 2100 crashed. A Fokker 100 passenger jet operated by Bek Air crashed near the city of Almaty ... Read More

Kazakhstan’s first low-cost airline launches its first international route

mm Chief Assignment Editor- December 14, 2019

On December 13, the first Kazakhstan low-cost airline FlyArystan made its first international flight from Nur-Sultan to Moscow (Zhukovsky) on ... Read More

Kazakhstan aims to improve air travel for children with mental disabilities

mm Chief Assignment Editor- November 25, 2019

Kazakhstan's Civil Aviation Committee and a Chairman of the AUTISM KAZAKHSTAN National Association of AUTISM KAZAKHSTAN held a meeting today ... Read More

Kazakhstan launches mountain tourism project office

mm Chief Assignment Editor- November 25, 2019

The akimats (administrations) of the city of Almaty, Kazakhstan and the Almaty Region joined forces with the Kazakh Tourism company, ... Read More

Air Astana to buy 30 Boeing 737 MAX jets

mm Chief Assignment Editor- November 19, 2019

Air Astana intends to order 30 Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplanes to serve as the backbone of its new low-cost ... Read More

Qatar Airways to launch Kazakhstan service from Doha by the end of year

mm Chief Assignment Editor- November 9, 2019

Negotiations were held today between the aviation authorities of the State of Qatar and the Republic of Kazakhstan in Doha, ... Read More

Kazakhstan Tourism Development: An out of the box approach

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- October 27, 2019

Kazakhstan sees chances in inbound medical tourism, social tourism, hunting tourism and tourism infrastructure. The introduction of a tax-free system ... Read More

Kazakhstan woos AirAsia over direct Malaysia flights

mm Chief Assignment Editor- October 23, 2019

Malaysia-based AirAsia, the largest low-cost airline in Asia and the 13th in the world, is planning to launch direct flights ... Read More

Kazakhstan’s first budget airline FlyArystan launches Moscow flight

mm Chief Assignment Editor- October 21, 2019

Kazakhstan's first low-cost airline FlyArystan announced the start of ticket sales for its first international route from Nur-Sultan to Moscow. ... Read More

Smart Cities Declaration at Kazakhstan Urban Tourism Summit

mm Chief Assignment Editor- October 11, 2019

City leaders from around the world have met in the Kazakh capital of Nur-Sultan for the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) ... Read More

Kazakhstan launches visa-free entry for citizens of 12 countries

mm Chief Assignment Editor- October 1, 2019

The Republic of Kazakhstan has launched a visa-free entry policy for citizens of 12 more states, official representative of Kazakhstan ... Read More

Air Astana takes delivery of its first Airbus A321LR

mm Chief Assignment Editor- September 23, 2019

Air Astana, Kazakhstan’s flag carrier, has taken delivery of its first A321LR on lease from Air Lease Corporation. The A321LR ... Read More

PATA Travel Mart: Kazakhstan welcomes 1,200 Delegates

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 20, 2019

 PATA Travel Mart 2019 (PTM 2019), generously hosted by the Ministry of Culture and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan ... Read More

$26 tickets on Kazakhstan based low cost airline results in 200,000 passengers

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 6, 2019

FlyArystan has reported carrying more than 200,000 passengers in just over three months of operation.  The airline also sold more ... Read More

Air Astana and S7 strengthened partnership

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 25, 2019

Kazakhstan's national Airlines Air Astana and S7 Airlines, Russia’s biggest private airline, have strengthened their cooperation by signing a codeshare ... Read More

PATA announces Grand and Gold Award winners 2019

mm Chief Assignment Editor- July 15, 2019

Winners of the 2019 PATA Grand and Gold Awards are announced today by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA). These ... Read More

PATA to share secrets of storytelling with Kazakh travel industry professionals

mm Chief Assignment Editor- July 9, 2019

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is set to stage the next ‘PATA Human Capacity Building Program’ in Nur-Sultan (Astana), ... Read More

What the world needs now: Shanghai Cooperation Organization Tourism Board

Agh Iqrar Agh Iqrar- June 17, 2019

Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan while addressing the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit in Bishkek highlighted the need for ... Read More

Kazakhstan PM goes all out inspecting ongoing tourism and infrastructure improvement

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 25, 2019

Kazakhstan Prime Minister Askar Mamin visited the East Kazakhstan, Almaty and Karaganda regions on a  working trip to check the ... Read More

Kazakh flag carrier Air Astana celebrates seventeenth anniversary

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 16, 2019

Over the past 17 years, Air Astana has grown to become Central Asia’s leading carrier, with a reputation for the ... Read More

FlyArystan: The world’s newest low fare airline

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 1, 2019

FlyArystan, the world’s newest low fare, high-quality airline from Kazakh flag carrier Air Astana, takes to the skies today, for ... Read More

New LCC airline set to launch

editor editor- April 2, 2019

“With Board approval for this exciting new airline granted just six months ago, seats going on sale so swiftly is ... Read More

Air Astana increases Uzbekistan frequencies

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 22, 2019

Air Astana will be increasing the frequency of services from both Almaty and Astana to Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan ... Read More

Air Astana reports $5.3 million net profit in 2018

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 13, 2019

Air Astana has declared unaudited net profit for 2018 of US$5.3m, driven by higher revenues and higher jet fuel costs. ... Read More

Air Astana celebrates delivery of first Embraer E190-E2

mm Chief Assignment Editor- December 14, 2018

Air Astana celebrated the delivery of its first Embraer E190-E2 at a ceremony held in the carrier's Aviation Technical Center ... Read More

Air Astana launches Tashkent flights from London, Paris and Frankfurt

mm Chief Assignment Editor- December 11, 2018

Air Astana, the Skytrax award-winning national carrier of Kazakhstan, is pleased to offer new through flights to Tashkent, Uzbekistan via ... Read More

Air Astana receives Embraer 190-E2 aircraft

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 2, 2018

The first new generation Embraer E190-E2 for Air Astana arrived at Nursultan Nazarbayev International airport in Astana today, following ferry ... Read More

Astana to host PATA Travel Mart 2019

mm Chief Assignment Editor- November 16, 2018

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is set to organize PATA Travel Mart 2019 in Astana, Kazakhstan in September of ... Read More

Air Astana to launch a low cost airline in the first half of 2019

mm Chief Assignment Editor- November 7, 2018

Air Astana is pleased to announce that it is to launch a low cost airline in the first half of ... Read More

Kazakhstan will host PATA Travel Mart 2019

mm Chief Assignment Editor- November 6, 2018

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is set to organize PATA Travel Mart 2019 in Astana, Kazakhstan in September. The ... Read More

Air Astana: Strong traffic and revenue growth in first half of 2018

mm Chief Assignment Editor- August 28, 2018

Air Astana recorded a 10% increase in passenger traffic and a 17% uptick in revenues in the first half of ... Read More

Air Astana: 10% increase in passenger traffic and a 17% uptick in revenues

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 28, 2018

Air Astana recorded a 10% increase in passenger traffic and a 17% uptick in revenues in the first half of ... Read More

How important is Russia for Air Astana?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 28, 2018

Air Astana has marked 16 years of successful operation in the Russian market.  The airline inaugurated services to Russia in ... Read More