Air Astana will launch a low-cost airline within the first half of 2019, to be known as FlyArystan.
It can function a fleet of Airbus A320 plane configured to an all-economy class of 180 seats.
It can function a traditional low-cost mannequin, strictly following the examples of extremely profitable airways similar to easyJet, Indigo, Cebu Pacific, and AirAsia.
It can provide low airfares – roughly half of what Air Astana affords right now – on principally home routes – however it’s anticipated to broaden onto regional worldwide routes within the mid-term.
It can function initially 4 plane, rising to a fleet of not less than 15 by 2022.
FlyArystan will function from a number of plane bases in Kazakhstan with routes and plane bases to be introduced over the approaching months.
FlyArystan’s administration staff has already been appointed and is drawn from Air Astana’s senior native managers, whom the airline has been growing for the final 16 years.
The staff will probably be led by Tim Jordan, a British-Australian nationwide with greater than 15 years’ senior low-cost-carrier administration expertise at Cebu Pacific and Virgin Blue.
Though FlyArystan will probably be a low-cost airline, with very totally different service procedures to these of Air Astana, it’s to be harassed that as a division of Air Astana, there will probably be no degradation of airline security or reliability requirements.
Peter Foster, president, Air Astana, stated: “FlyArystan is the results of a lot severe thought and inside enterprise planning, and comes on account of a quickly altering native and regional airline enterprise surroundings.
“It will likely be good for the mid to long-term prospects of Air Astana, and we hope, very welcome to the Kazakhstan travelling public, who will have the ability to profit from considerably cheaper airfares on home and regional routes.”