Air Astana, the Kazakh flag carrier, enjoyed a 60% lift in passengers last year to 2 million that CEO Peter Foster joked had "absolutely" nothing to do with the success of the film "Borat." Talking to ATWOnline from Almaty, Foster said the airline is expanding rapidly and evaluating both the A350 XWB and 787 to replace its 757s and 767s from 2011. It currently operates 18 aircraft. Key to its success has been the country's mineral boom. Air Astana took delivery of its seventh ...

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