Despite a 21 per cent drop in turnover to 738.1 million dollars, last year Air Astana, Kazakhstan’s national carrier, was able to increase profits by 144 per cent to 47.4 million dollars. The number of passengers rose by two per cent to 3.86 million. The summer schedule will now also include Tehran and Ulan Bator, with travel to Mongolia’s capital also connecting with the airline’s European flights. Flights will take place daily to Frankfurt, three times a week to Paris, and four times a week to London, so that Europe to Kazakhstan will be flown twice daily. According to Richard Ledger, vice president, Worldwide Sales, speaking at ITB Berlin, there are plans to introduce a fifth flight on the London route. A codeshare agreement has been signed with Air France/KLM for the Paris route, and in order to reduce distances at Charles de Gaulle Airport passenger processing has been relocated from Terminal 1 to Terminal 2a.
Hall 26c, Stand 300