Astana and New Delhi become closer through direct flights
The capitals of Kazakhstan and India - Astana and New Delhi - will become closer from today, July 2, 2017 with the start of a direct Air Astana flight between the two cities
The city of New Delhi thus becomes the ninth consecutive foreign metropolis to be connected directly by flight to the International Airport Nursultan Nazarbayev in Astana.
The flight will be performed at a frequency of thrice a week on Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays. In the near future, it is planned to increase the number of flights in this direction up to five times a week.
The flight between Astana and New Delhi will be in addition to the Almaty-Delhi-Almaty flight operated by Air Astana since 2004. This new flight will also serve to stimulate business activity for the development of the newly created International Financial Center Astana (IFAC).
The opening of this international flight was preceded by the joint work between Air Astana, the Kazakh foreign affairs, aviation and investment and development ministries, and Indian aviation authorities.
On June 30, the President of the Air Astana Mr. Foster, Chairman of the Civil Aviation Committee of Ministry for Investment and Development of Kazakhstan Mr. Lastaev, Ambassador of Kazakhstan in India Bulat Sarsenbayev and Charge de Affairs of the Embassy of India in Kazakhstan Mr. Gururaj addressed the media in Astana in this regard and the modalities involved to realize this goal and achievement.
It was officially announced that on July 2, 2017, within the framework of increasing the availability of the international specialized exhibition EXPO-2017, a new international flight will open on the Astana-Delhi-Astana route of Air Astana.