FlyArystan, a Low Cost Carrier based at Almaty, Kazakhstan is all set to introduce new flights between Delhi and Almaty. The airline is a wholly owned subsidiary of flag carrier – Air Astana.
FlyArystan – Delhi to Almaty
With effect from September 24, FlyArystan will initiate non-stop services between India’s Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) and Almaty International Airport in Kazakhstan. The airline will operate the route thrice weekly. Looking at the demand, the airline will take a call on future frequencies.
Kazakhstan is the largest economy in Central Asia and has a good amount of medical tourism. There are many medical students who pursue their MBBS graduation from Kazakhstan. Add to that, Kazak is a visa free destination for Indians. This makes Kazakhstan a perfect route, which will be catering to both business as well as leisure travellers.
Sales and Marketing Director, Madina Buzhinova believes that with growing economy, business and education opportunities, bringing the Low Cost Carrier to Indian routes makes a lot of sense. This route is expected to boost travel and tourism in the region. The airline will provide convenient connections to countries in Europe like United Kingdom, Germany and CIS countries like Azerbaijan & Tajikistan.
India-Kazak Aviation Market
India – Kazakhstan Aviation Market has been in drought since long. Not just Kazak, but entire India to CIS market has been in the same situation. Now, it seems that the drought is getting greener.
The market got traction last year when Air Astana introduced direct services between Delhi and Almaty. The airline then added more frequencies and as a result of that, it is operating 9 times weekly flights between Delhi International Airport and Almaty International Airport. After this, the recent introduction of FlyArystan’s service between Shymkent and Delhi gave another life to this market.
Since a long time, Indian airlines were not interested in this market but now, the interest has grown up. IndiGo has already started bookings for direct Delhi to Almaty flights with effect from 23 September. The airline will operate 3 times weekly with the Airbus A320neo fleet.
Source Credits : JetArena