Kazakhstan-based Air Astana was formally welcomed as the newest member of the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) Wednesday. Air Astana becomes the 16th  full AAPA member, although the association also works with another 25 carriers in the region, particularly in the areas of safety and security. AAPA has extended the boundaries of the region it covers to more closely align with ICAO’s definition of Asia Pacific. As a result, India, Pakistan and the Pacific Islands are now ...

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