FlyArystan expands India and Central Asia network

The new FlyArystan Airbis A320 climbs after takeoff.
Photo Credit: Aviation Capital Group

FlyArystan, Kazakhstan’s low-cost airline and part of the Air Astana Group, is continuing its expansion into international markets with the launch of new services to India and Central Asia in the coming months.

The airline currently operates a fleet of 16 A320 aircraft and plans to add two more Airbus A320neo aircraft to its fleet by the end of 2023 to support its ambitious international network expansion.

New routes – New Delhi and Dushanbe


One of FlyArystan’s notable upcoming routes is from Almaty to New Delhi, scheduled to commence in late September. This marks the airline’s second service to India, with flights from Shymkent to New Delhi having been launched in May 2023.

In addition to India, FlyArystan currently offers services from Kazakhstan to various destinations, including Azerbaijan, Georgia, Qatar, Kyrgyzstan, Turkey, China, the UAE, and Uzbekistan.

FlyArystan is set to expand further by initiating operations between Astana and Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan, in October.

The airline is also evaluating the possibility of launching new services to destinations like Abu Dhabi (UAE), Oman, and Saudi Arabia as part of its next stage of network expansion.

Photo Credit: YelenaSergiyenko CC BY-SA 4.0 Wikimedia Commons

CEO comments


Peter Foster, President and CEO of Air Astana Group, stated that the launch of FlyArystan in May 2019 has been a remarkable success, particularly in pioneering the rapid development of low-cost aviation markets in Kazakhstan and Central Asia.

The airline has witnessed significant growth in demand from a previously untapped segment of passengers in these markets.

Responding to existing market demand, it now embarks on an exciting phase of international network expansion, including services to cities in the dynamic India and Central Asia markets, with further expansion into the Middle East on the horizon.

About FlyArystan


FlyArystan is a low-cost airline based in Almaty, Kazakhstan. It is the first LCC in central Asia. The company slogan is Say YES! to Travel. It is the wholly owned low cost subsidiary of Air Astana.

The carrier was founded on 2 November 2018 and commenced operations on 29 March 2019. Its main hubs are Almaty International Airport, Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport, Atyrau International Airport, Shymkent International Airport, and Sary-Arka Airport.

The airline flies to over 30 destinations in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkey, Georgia, India, Azerbaijan, and China. It operates a fleet of narrowbody Airbus A320 aircraft.

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