Kazakhstan flag carrier Air Astana wants to place a stronger emphasis on long-haul flights, and believes its low-cost structure will enable profitable growth. “For a full-service airline like Air Astana, [low] costs are a positive for our business,” president and CEO Peter Foster told ATW. “We are [changing] from being a Kazakhstan-focused airline to becoming more of a network carrier.” Foster said that long-haul, low-cost operations are the direction in which the ...

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