Air Astana is five months after the announcement, officially releasing its plans for the new service to Tehran. Air Astana will as of 2 June 2016 operate Almaty – Tehran thrice weekly on board an A320.
The flights depart on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from Almaty and return on the same days back from Tehran. KC801 flies Almaty – Tehran on the mentioned times with departure time 10:55, and arrival time 13:20, noting a 3h 55m long trip. The return flight KC802 departs at 14:20 and arrives in Almaty at 19:05, noting a 25 minutes shorter trip.
Mahan Air will face competition on this route with their current two weekly flights.
Photo: Robert Underwood