28 October 2010
As of 31 October 2010 Air Astana
will start serving the United Arab Emirates
with flights to Abu Dhabi, the capital of the country instead of Dubai. The flights to Abu Dhabi will be operated on daily basis from Almaty and
four times a week from Astana by Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft at the same
times previously announced for departures to and from Dubai. The expected travel time from Abu Dhabi Airport
to the center of Dubai
by ground transport vehicle is just 1 hour.
The change of operating airport in UAE has
happened for reasons beyond the airline’s control due to restrictions imposed
by Civil Aviation authorities of Dubai.
In the interests of its passengers the National Carrier will do its best to
make the transfer of flights from Dubai to Abu Dhabi as comfortable
as possible. Air Astana has made arrangements for its passengers already booked
to Dubai and will provide transportation between Abu Dhabi and the city center
of Dubai as well as the airport of Dubai, and will be assisting transit
passengers to make their connections to their final destinations.
Passengers already ticketed on flights to Dubai
do not need to make any arrangements with regard to their tickets however are
advised to check the details of transportation and other arrangements from our
website www.airastana.com or our Call
Centres +7 (727) 244 44 77 in Almaty or +7 (7172) 58 44 77 in Astana and in UAE on +971
Ibrahim Canliel, VP S&M Air Astana: «Abu Dhabi Airport (AUH) offers easy access to the whole of the UAE.
Excellent, high-speed roads connect with Abu Dhabi
City in 30 minutes, Jebel Ali free
port in 45 minutes and central Dubai
in an hour. The northern emirates, Al Ain, Al Fujeirah and the southern gas and
oil fields are also accessible without having to negotiate the congested routes
through Dubai. If you are travelling
beyond UAE, Abu Dhabi
Airport has easy air
access to major destinations in every continent in the world. Abu Dhabi is unquestionably one of the world’s up-and-coming
destinations for business and leisure travelers alike. It is the booming
capital city of UAE,
a growing diplomatic centre and the hub for the oil & gas and Islamic
of Abu Dhabi serves 39
international airlines offering connections to over 120 destinations. The
airport, designed to serve 12 million passengers per year and expected to
extend to 20 million passengers by 2015, welcomed 9.7 million passengers in
2009 and is one of the fastest growing airports in the Middle
East. The structure of the
airport allows for a very efficient boarding and disembarkation procedures
whereby passengers can complete procedures much quicker. The Abu Dhabi Airport
offers a wide range of facilities for its passengers such as duty free shops,
transit hotel, shower facilities, free Wi-Fi and a range of entertainment to
enjoy the time before boarding or in transit.
From 87,999 KZT. Book now.