Kazakhstan-based Air Astana posted a 2019 first-half $7.2 million net loss, a 61% year-over-year (YOY) improvement compared to a net loss of $18.3 million in the year-ago period. The results were driven by improved operational efficiency. Air Astana president and CEO Peter Foster said the airline achieved the improved results at a time of general weakness in the industry. “Our cost base remains one of the lowest in the world,” he said. Interim revenue fell slightly to $372.6 ...

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