Air Astana is a joint venture between Kazakhstan’s Sovereign wealth fund Samruk-Kazyna and BAE Systems each owning 51% and 49% of shares respectively.
Air Astana commenced regular flight operations on 15 May 2002 and currently operates a network of 60 international and domestic flights from hubs in Almaty and Astana. Airline’s fleet consists of 34 aircrafts including Boeing 767-300ER, Boeing 757-200, Airbus A320, А320neo, Embraer E190 and Embraer 190 E2. Air Astana became the first carrier from the CIS and Eastern Europe to be awarded the prestigious 4-Star rating by Skytrax in its World Airline Awards 2012 and was named The Best Airline in Central Asia and India. Both accolades were repeated in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.