Boosting its connectivity to the region, Air Astana has announced the launch of a new non-stop service from Almaty, Kazakhstan to Tehran, the capital of Iran.
Flights are scheduled to operate three-times-weekly on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, and will be operated by an Embraer 190 aircraft, comprising of nine business class seats and 88 economy class seats.
Flight KC251 will take off at 10:55 from Almaty, arriving on Tehran at 13:20, while the return flight, KC252, leaves Tehran at 14:20, arriving in Almaty at 19:05.
The airline‘s new service is expected to boost business and cultural links between the two counties, while simultaneously boosting tourism.
Enthusing on the good news was senior vice president, sales and marketing, Air Astana, Ibrahim Canliel: “I trust that our Iranian guests will enjoy the history and culture of Kazakhstan. Beyond that, Almaty has a lot more to offer with premium ski resorts, year around cultural events, a wide variety of shopping malls and fine dining – all at great value for money. All these attractions are accessible with a flight that is just three and a half hours away from Tehran. The new service connecting Kazakhstan with Iran will provide convenient connections to Air Astana’s CIS and Asian network, in particular to the cities of Beijing and Urumqi.”