Air Astana delivers flames to the opening ceremony of World Winter Universiade 2017 in Almaty
Air Astana, the official carrier for the World Winter Universiade 2017, is collecting flames from across 13 regions of Kazakhstan to deliver them all to Almaty in time for the official opening ceremony on 29th January 2017. Participating university students from all over Kazakhstan travell with each of the flames, which are contained in a Davy’s safety lamp on each flight. The flames are transported with all safety precautions taken and technical specialists onboard.
During the countdown to the opening ceremony, Air Astana is transporting the flames on flights from Astana, Karaganda, Ust’-Kamenogorsk, Pavlodar, Atyrau, Uralsk, Aktobe, Aktau, Kyzylorda, Shymkent, Kokshetau, Petropavlovsk and Kostanay.
As part of the Official Carrier agreement, Air Astana provides discounted flights to athletes and members of the official delegations participating the World Winter Universiade 2017. The airline also helps to promote the event with information highlighted in the Tengri in-flight magazine and on the company website.
The Winter Universiade’s programme consists of 12 winter sports disciplines involving more than 2,000 athletes, with the event running from 29th January to 8th February 2017.