Kazakhstan’s Air Astana has taken delivery of its first Embraer E190-E2, which arrived at Nursultan Nazarbayev International airport in Astana Dec. 3.

Air Astana operates a fleet of nine E190s on domestic and regional services within Kazakhstan and Central Asian countries, with the first aircraft having entered service in 2011.

The E190-E2 will gradually replace older Embraer E190s in the fleet.

Air Astana operates flights to more than 60 domestic and international routes from hubs in Astana and Almaty. Its fleet includes Airbus A320 family aircraft and Boeing 767-300ERs and 757-200s in addition to the E190s.

Kurt Hofmann, hofmann.aviation@netway.at