Early in January 2013, Air Astana has launched flights between Almaty in Kazakhstan and Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, using a Boeing 757 configured in a 16 business class / 150 economy class layouts.
The new route connecting Vietnam and Kazakhstan has been launched by Air Astana early in January 2013. The flight to Ho Chi Minh City will be operated via Bangkok, with a total flight time of nine hours. The return flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Almaty will be operated non-stop and take only seven hours. Fares from Almaty to Ho Chi Minh City start from US$590 including governmental taxes, airport fees and charges.
Air Astana is a joint venture between Kazakhstan’s national wealth fund Samruk Kazyna and BAE Systems, with respective shares of 51% and 49%. The airline is a full member of the International Air Transport Association and was the first airline in Kazakhstan to achieve EASA Part 145 aircraft maintenance certification. Air Astana flies an all western fleet comprising of two Boeing 767s, five Boeing 757s, nine Airbus A320s, and six Embraer 190s.
Currently, Air Astana offers flights from Almaty to nine domestic destinations including the capital Astana and Atyrau on the Caspian Sea, as well as regional services to cities including Baku (Azerbaijan), Dushanbe (Tajikistan), Moscow, Kazan, and St Petersburg (Russia), Tashkent (Uzbekistan), and Tbilisi (Georgia).
The new opening route provided by the Central Asia's leading carrier will enhance the development of Air Astana’s Asian network to be a very high priority. Adding Ho Chi Minh City to its destination will boost both national and regional tourism. Tourists now can have easier access to Vietnam, Kazakhstan and neighboring countries to visit various range of attractions without hesitation of time and expense. Check out Threeland Travel Vietnam to receive many best airline deals and contact us for more help.