Kazakhstan • 11 March, 2020

Air Astana announces flight schedule changes and preventative measures

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Air Astana has made a number of flight schedule changes resulting from the global spread of the Coronavirus, with actions taken in accordance with measures introduced by the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan, press service of the airline reports.

With effect from 1st March 2020, the number of weekly services between Nur-Sultan and Seoul has been reduced from two to one, whilst services between Almaty and Seoul have been reduced from five to one per week. From 5th March, services between Nur-Sultan and Baku have been suspended, whilst flights between Almaty and Baku have been reduced from three to one per week.  Today’s flight between Almaty and Hong Kong will be the last before the service is suspended. Air Astana had previously cancelled all flights between Kazakhstan and the Chinese cities of Beijing and Urumqi.

Other services affected include the immediate suspension of services between Nur-Sultan and Paris, flights between Almaty and Kuala Lumpur are reduced immediately and thereafter suspended from April 15 to May 31, 2020 and the immediate suspension of scheduled services between Almaty and Mumbai.

Passengers holding tickets on the services affected may rebook on alternative dates or receive a refund without penalties, or alternatively consider re-routing using Air Astana’s interline partner airlines.


Since further cancelations on aforementioned destinations and network wide are possible, passengers are advised to check current travel restrictions and entry quarantine requirements of final and transit destination.

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