Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 10 Oct 2018
Total posts 8
This is a pretty left field topic - but has anyone had experience flying with Air Astana at all? Everything i have read seems to be quite positive about them, but always suspicious about reviews and if they are sponsored or not. Considering flying them Seoul/Almaty/Moscow later in the year due to some very attractive prices compared to other options. Keen to hear any suggestions/first hand experiences.
Member since 02 Sep 2018
Total posts 368
They are partially backed by singapore airlines and their standards of service is quite high. They operate safe, reliable flights so I would have no qualms booking the airline.
Member since 02 Apr 2017
Total posts 175
I’ve flown them once from Delhi to Almaty and honestly one of the best flights I’ve ever taken.
That's good to hear and to have other reports verified. From Seoul to Almaty they run their 767-300ER's which apparently were the last passenger 767's off the production line, i think it's sort of their 'flagship' aircraft in terms of medium haul routes. And only $450 Seoul-Almaty-Moscow is too good to pass down.
Member since 04 Dec 2013
Total posts 68
Last time I flew domestically in Kazakhstan was on the unfortunately named SCAT Airlines. I souvenired the inflight chocolate but have been too scared to try it.
Member since 01 Mar 2011
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Member since 02 Feb 2018
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Member since 22 Apr 2018
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Whilst on an overseas work assignment in Kazakhstan, I flew Air Astana from Amsterdam to Atyrau every 4 weeks for over 12 years and was on the inaugural leased B757 flight from AMS to ATY in January 2004. I only flew the AMS-ATY-AMS sector however, over the 12 year period I experienced the airline grow, modernise its fleet, increase its network, improve its in-flight service and establish an excellent safety record. IMO Air Astana offers a level of service across all cabin classes that represent value for money.
Etihad - Etihad Guest
Member since 06 Apr 2019
Total posts 1
They are brilliant! Offer full flat Thompson seat, same family as Qantas 330 & 787 seat, with good IFE (Rave). Service is exceptional. They grew up with part ownership from Western aerospace firms in order to pull in their safety expertise - so great on safety! Enjoy it!!
Well i have taken the plunge and have booked Air Astana now in late October flying Seoul - Almaty - Moscow, will be interesting to see how they go and will report back.
Reporting back i have just flown in the last week Air Astana from Seoul-Almaty on the 767 and Almaty-Moscow on a brand new A321Neo. Both flights excellent. Hard product very good and modern, the IFE system is very fast and the crew were decent with ok english skills. Food on both flights also good. The inflight wifi on the 767 is very fast also and free for 15 mins. Would not hesitate to fly again.
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