Air Astana is expanding into Europe, planning to replace its narrowbody fleet and is considering membership into an alliance for future growth. The Kazakhstan-based carrier has launched 3X-weekly service from London Heathrow to Astana, following the lifting of safety restrictions by the European Union in April. Air Astana president Peter Foster said the carrier is setting about this expansion “very carefully”; it could not plan for it beforehand “because we didn’t ...

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