Air Astana, a partner airline of NOVOSIBIRSK International Airport, will operate flights from Novosibirsk to Astana on daily basis.
Starting from June 01, 2017 the Flight KC 218 will depart from Novosibirsk on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 12:45, the rest days of the week – at 18:30. Flight KC 217 will arrive from Astana to Novosibirsk at 11:45 on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and at 17:10 during the rest of the week.
Flights will be operated on Embraer E190 aircraft. Local time applies.
Novosibirsk-Astana daily flights will bring new opportunities for passengers from Novosibirsk and surrounding cities of Siberian region providing a convenient point for connected flights through Astana to Almaty, other Kazakhstan cities, Turkey, UAE, India. The increase of the flight frequency will present additional connecting opportunities for the citizens of the European part of Russia and Russian Far East, as well as for Kazakhstan citizens.
NOVOSIBIRSK International Airport (Tolmachevo) is the largest air hub in Russia east of the Urals on major transit routes between Europe and Asia. The capacity of domestic terminal makes up to 1,800 passengers per hour, while the international terminal capacity – up to 1300 passengers per hour. The airport has two runways of ICAO I and II Categories. In 2016 passenger traffic of the airport exceeded the mark of 4 million passengers.
Air Astana is a joint venture of National Welfare Fund of Samruk-Kazyn in the Republic of Kazakhstan and BAE Systems with the shares of 51% and 49%, respectively. Air Astana started to perform regular flights on May 15, 2002 and its current destinations network includes more than 60 international and regional flights operated from Almaty and Astana hubs. The airline’s fleet consists of 31 aircraft produced by foreign companies, Boeing 757-200, Airbus 320 and Embraer E190. The Airline has become the first air-carrier among the CIS and Western European countries awarded with the prestigious 4 star-rating of the International Skytrax Agency and the title of «Best Airline of Central Asia and India». Both awards were reconfirmed in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.