Kazakhstan's FlyArystan registers first aircraft in Ireland
Kazakhstan's FlyArystan a low-cost airline based in Almaty, Kazakhstan a wholly owned low cost subsidiary of Air Astana, has registered its first aircraft in Ireland. German aviation website Skyliner Aviation reported Friday 10th September P4-KBH Airbus A320-271N msn 7124 was re-registered as EI-KBH at Almaty International.
FlyArystan operates a fleet of 10 Airbus A320 family aircraft with 9 Airbus A320ceo and 1 Airbus A320neo. Eight of the nine aircraft were transferred from Air Astana. The plan is in the first phase of growth to grow FlyArystan’s fleet to 15 aircraft by 2022 and orders have been placed for aircraft with both Boeing and Airbus.
The airline carried 1.5 million passengers in 2020 with a load factor of 85% operating from bases in Atyrau and Nur-Sultan on 28 routes to 14 cities in Kazakhstan and expects to carry over 3 million passengers in 2021.
Air Astana is a joint venture owned by the Samruk Kazyna Wealth Fund (51%) and BAE Systems PLC (49%). The group is presently operating 36 aircraft of which 10 Airbus A320s are operated by FlyArystan.
In May Ireland’s Aviation Regulator, Diarmuid Ó Conghaile announced the establishment of a formal agreement with the Kazakh Government to provide aviation regulatory services to the country, under the new agreement a number of aircraft operated by the Air Astana, will be transferred to the Irish register over the remainder of this year.
Image courtesy of FlyArystan
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