Air Astana President Peter Foster told ATWOnline last week that the carrier is well positioned to weather the current economic environment, insisting that conditions in Central Asia will remain strong. "It is important to know that the aviation crisis is split. . .Europe/North America and maybe India [on one side] and Asia on the other side," he explained. He believes that demand for the Central Asian niche carrier is still strong, even with fuel prices 38% over budget. Fuel surcharges and ...

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