Kazakhstan carrier Air Astana officially unveiled its first of five leased Embraer E190-E2s from Netherlands-based AerCap signed in 2017, making Air Astana the first operator of the type in Central Asia. The aircraft is configured in a 2-2 layout with 12 seats in business- and 96 in economy-class. Air Astana president Peter Foster said, “There is a significant possibility [we will] open new route to points that are far more distant that we have ever imagined with a small ...

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