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Air Astana takes delivery of ninth Airbus A321LR

Air Astana takes delivery of ninth Airbus A321LR

Air Astana’s ninth Airbus A321LR arrived in Almaty, Kazakhstan from Hamburg on 15 October 2022, with a tenth aircraft scheduled for delivery before the end of the year. The latest aircraft is on operating lease from Air Lease Corporation.

The Airbus A321LR is a long-range version of A321neo and is operated on Air Astana’s international network, with destinations including Antalya, Bangkok, Dubai, Frankfurt, Istanbul, London, Phuket and Sharm El Sheikh. The aircraft is configured in a two-class layout featuring 16 seats in business class and 150 seats in economy.

The Air Astana Group now operates a fleet of 40 aircraft, comprising 32 Airbus A320/A321 family aircraft, three Boeing 767 and five Embraer E2. The average age of the fleet is 3.8 years.

Read more: Air Astana named best airline in Central Asia and CIS for the 10th time

Air Astana, the national airline of Kazakhstan, recently won its tenth award for Best Airline in Central Asia and CIS at the prestigious Skytrax Awards in London. The airline also received an award for outstanding service in the “Best Service in Central Asia and CIS” category.

“Since its inception 20 years ago, Air Astana has established a reputation for safety, efficiency and exceptional customer service. We are very pleased to have been recognised by Skytrax again. The awards underline our claim to the highest standards and the recognition of our loyal customers. I would like to thank each and every one of our nearly six thousand employees for their professionalism and dedication,” Peter Foster, president and CEO of Air Astana, said after receiving the award..

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