Kazakhstan’s Air Astana (KC)  saw its 2012 first-half net profit decline to $4.95 million from $36.9 million for the same period a year ago. Revenues grew 13% to $394 million, matched by a similar increase in passenger numbers, Capacity grew 11% with the addition of a Boeing 757-200 and three Embraer 190s. The fleet size now stands at 26 aircraft after the retirement of three six Fokker 50s, with the remainder due for retirement by January 2013 and replacement by two ...

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