‘Where, where? – In Karaganda’; Kazakhstan’s fourth largest city poised for rapid growth after winning tender to become FlyArystan’s second base

It may have briefly been considered as a candidate for Kazakhstan’s new capital before Nur-Sultan (formerly Astana) was built, but Karaganda has a reputation of…..

Country Insight: #61 – Kazakhstan

This year The Blue Swan Daily will countdown the world’s 100 largest aviation markets based upon departure seats in 2018. Here, using the extensive profile…..

Qazaq Air becomes Kazakhstan’s third international airline, opening new links to Kyrgyzstan and Russia

Qazaq Air has become Kazakhstan’s third international airline, giving leisure passengers and corporates a new option on regional routes to neighbouring countries. The government owned…..

Air Astana increases its seat density as it becomes world’s second Embraer E2 operator

Air Astana announced on 3-Dec-2018 the arrival of its first E190-E2. The aircraft, which features a special Snow Leopard livery, was handed over to Air…..

Air Astana to launch LCC brand, reducing unit costs by nearly 40% on short haul routes

Kazakhstan’s Air Astana has announced the establishment of a budget brand which aims to become the first true LCC in Central Asia. FlyArystan plans to…..

Airline Insight: Air Astana

Each day this year The Blue Swan Daily uses the extensive insights available to CAPA – Centre for Aviation members to deliver a data snapshot on the…..

Kazakhstan expresses interest in Il-114 production

Russia‘s Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin reported Kazakhstan expressed interest in participating in the resumption of production of the Ilyushin Il-114 turboprop (rg.ru/linta.inform.kz, 18-Aug-2017). As previously reported by CAPA, United…..