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  • Trip Report: Almaty - Astana - Moscow on Air Astana (Airbus A320-200)

    Airline: Air Astana
    Flight: 851
    Aircraft: Airbus A320-232
    Registration: P4-WAS
    Departure Airport: Almaty (Alma Ata) (ALA), Kazakhstan
    Arrival Airport: Astana (TSE), Kazakhstan
    Seat: 18D (Economy)


    Inside Almaty airport is noisy and worn. It reminds a typical airport of Soviet times with little comfort and space. Waiting areas are quite poor with cold draughts in January. All that makes you think you're at a Railway station. However there's a part of the clean zone which is warm and looks nice. Wifi connection works pretty well.

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    Air Astana operates from ALA to TSE several times a day. Nice new aircraft (6 years old). Clean cabin and efficient crew. Breakfast was offered on a 1,5hs flight. Seats are comfortable. Arrived on time. Nothing to complain about.

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    Airline: Air Astana
    Flight: 873
    Aircraft: Airbus A320-232
    Registration: P4-KBD
    Departure Airport: Astana (TSE), Kazakhstan
    Arrival Airport: Moscow-Sheremetyevo (SVO), Russia
    Seat: 9D (Economy)


    TSE airport is modern and much more convenient than ALA, but still that's far from what a major capital city airport should be. Although there're not a lot of things to do at the airport while waiting for your flight, wi-fi is good. Ground crew at TSE were helpful.

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    Onboard of P4-KBD seat comfort was ok. Entertainment was outdated - just magazines, music and a movie. Cabin crew speaks good English. Tasty food, drinks include alcohol. Catering was served in the middle of the flight. Passengers who were sleeping were not offered their meals and amenity kits.

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    The company is punctual with decent service. Both flights on time. Smooth landings. No problems with baggage. I would recommend Air Astana for direct flights to Kazakhstan. If you decide to go with them somewhere else and the layover is long, get ready to be bored at Kazakh airports.
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