Air Astana signs codeshare agreement with Azerbaijan Airlines

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Air Astana, the flag carrier of Kazakhstan, has recently inked a significant codeshare partnership agreement with Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL).

This collaboration allows the two airlines to operate joint flights on the popular Baku-Almaty-Baku route, offering passengers enhanced flexibility, convenience, and an array of flight options five times a week.

Connecting Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan

The latest codeshare agreement between Air Astana and AZAL is poised to benefit travelers immensely. Passengers can now seamlessly book flights on both airlines through a single ticket, providing them with access to a broader network of routes and services offered by both carriers.

This streamlined travel experience offers enhanced convenience and more choices for travelers flying between Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan.

Air Astana’s Interline Agreements

Air Astana has a long-standing tradition of fostering interline partnerships with other international carriers in Asia and Europe. This journey began in 2005 when the airline signed its first interline agreement.

Since then, Air Astana has steadily expanded its network of codeshare partnerships to improve the travel experience for its customers.


In addition to AZAL, Air Astana currently enjoys codeshare agreements with several other renowned airlines. These strategic partnerships include Asiana Airlines, Bangkok Airways, Cathay Pacific, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Lufthansa, and Turkish Airlines.

Such collaborations have allowed Air Astana to offer a wide range of destinations and seamless connections to its customers, strengthening its position as a preferred airline in the region.

Pursuing new Interline Partnerships

Air Astana remains committed to enriching its customers’ travel experiences. With the success of existing codeshare agreements and the positive impact they have had on passengers, the airline aims to continue seeking new interline partnerships.

By forging alliances with more airlines worldwide, Air Astana will bolster its network, providing travelers with even more choices and convenience for traveling around the globe.

About Air Astana

Air Astana is the national airline of Kazakhstan. It is headquartered in Almaty and operates scheduled international and domestic services across 64 routes from its two hubs; Almaty International Airport, and Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport.

The airline was founded in 2002 as a joint venture between the government of Kazakhstan and BAE Systems. It began operations in 2002 with a fleet of four Boeing 737-300 aircraft. The airline has since grown to become one of the largest airlines in Central Asia, with a fleet of over 50 aircraft.

The Kazakhstan m=national carrier has won numerous awards for its service and innovation. In 2017, it was named “Best Airline in Central Asia” by Skytrax.

The airline has also been praised for its commitment to sustainability. In 2019, it became the first airline in Central Asia to join the IATA’s Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) Buyers’ Alliance.

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