Travellers flying on Air Astana to attend the World Expo in Kazakhstan in 2017, will receive free admission to the exhibition.
Air Astana, the national airline of Kazakhstan, is the “Official Carrier” of the World Expo 2017, which will be held from June 10 to September 10, 2017, in the ultramodern Kazakhstan capital of Astana.
From Frankfurt am Main, Air Astana offers daily, convenient non-stop connections to Astana. The flights are conducted with the latest model of the Boeing 767-300, which has a multi-award winning Business Class.
The World Expo 2017 exhibition, which this year will run under the theme of “Future Energy”, is expected to attract over two million visitors. The exhibition’s organizers expect more than 100,000 guests arriving by plane – also from overseas.
More than 100 countries and 18 international organizations are expected to participate in the World Expo 2017 exhibition. Exhibits will include concepts for the development of new energy sources and for a sustained reduction in energy consumption, but also for future energy storage and networking.
Astana airport expanding strongly
The booming Astana International Airport, which handled more than 3.6 million passengers in 2015, is currently being extended. In recent years it has regularly achieved double-digit passenger growth rates and even in 2015, an economically difficult year for Central Asia, it registered growth of five percent.
Its capacity is planned to increase to 8.2 million passengers by Spring 2017 and thus more than double.
Astana’s airport project with a new terminal for international traffic, terminal space of 47,000 square metres and six flexible passenger gates for jets of various sizes, is progressing according to plan.
First operational tests will follow in February 2017, and the new international part of the airport will go into official operation in May. The existing terminal will then be used exclusively for domestic traffic.
The expansion of Astana International Airport will simultaneously strengthen the position of Air Astana, which in Kazakhstan’s capital, beside the metropolis of Almaty, operates the most important hub for air transport in Central Asia and from there currently offers 420 flights per week.
Astana Airport, in the capital with its population of 800,000, has a catchment area of 250 million people from the CIS countries, which the airline clearly defines as its home market.
Goldair S.A. is the general sales agent (GSA) of Air Astana in Greece.