flydubai inaugurates brand new Astana route

flydubai has officially launched its two-times-weekly Dubai-Astana route, the airline’s third destination in Kazakhstan.

The Dubai-based carrier now offers two flights a week to both Astana and Almaty and one flight a week to Shymkent.

Astana is an important addition to flydubai’s network as we continue to grow our presence in Central Asia,” said CEO, flydubai, Ghaith Al Ghaith.

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“Since our launch in Kazakhstan a year ago we now serve three routes in the country, demonstrating our commitment to further enhancing connections to new destinations from Dubai. Travelling to Dubai has never been more convenient and we look forward to providing passengers from the UAE and Kazakhstan with the opportunity to explore both countries,” he added.

Senior vice president commercial – UAE, EU, ME, CIS, flydubai, Jeyhun Efendi also noted: “This is an exciting time to launch services to the capital of Kazakhstan as both Astana and Dubai are preparing to host the EXPO in 2017 and 2020 respectively. We are committed to supporting travel and trade between Kazakhstan and the UAE by offering affordable and flexible services along with Business Class and Cargo operations. Now passengers from Astana will be able to visit multiple destinations in Africa, the Middle East and the Subcontinent throughout the flydubai network.”

Flights between Dubai and Astana operate on Mondays and Fridays with return flights the following day.