FlyArystan is a low-cost airline from Kazakhstan. FlyArystan was founded in 2018 and first commenced flights in March 2019. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Air Astana, the leading airline in the country. FlyArystan operates many domestic routes in Kazakhstan on behalf of Air Astana, with its main hub at Almaty International Airport. It also currently operates a single international route, flying between Almaty International Airport and Zhukovsky International Airport, in Moscow, Russia.
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FlyArystan has a different baggage policy for carry-on and checked baggage.
Passengers are permitted one free cabin bag. This bag should not exceed 56 x 45 x 20cm, and 5kg in weight.
Please note that all items carried by the passenger are considered carry-on baggage, and the airline recommends that passengers put your things in one piece of hand luggage in advance.
Passengers are able to add checked baggage to their reservations during the booking process. Each passenger can add up to 60kg of checked baggage to their booking. Each bag must not exceed 32 kg. The total dimensions of each bag (the sum of the three measurements) must not exceed 158cm.
Passengers can sit back and relax in the comfortable seating, with padded headrests and armrests and adjustable lighting and air con. There is ample storage space in the overhead compartments.
Passengers are able to purchase snacks and beverages onboard the flight. There is no in-flight entertainment system, however, the airline has its own magazine available for passengers to read during the flight.
Although Economy is the only cabin class available, there are two ticket tariffs to choose between, which determine the level of flexibility of the ticket, as well as benefits such as reduction on an accompanying child's ticket. The following is an example of the difference between the two tariffs:
Standard Fare: Refunds not allowed under terms and conditions.
Special Fare: Refunds allowed under terms and conditions, 50% discount on the ticket price of accompanying child/infant.
Check-in time vary depending method of check-in used.
Online check-in is open from 15 days up until one hour before flight scheduled departure time. To check-in online visit the airline's online check-in page, click the 'check-in' tab and enter the relevant flight details.
Passengers can check-in at the airport from two hours before the scheduled flight departure time up until 40 minutes before. Baggage drop also closes 40 minutes before flight departure time. Boarding usually closes 30 minutes before flight departure time.
Meals, snacks, and beverages (hot and cold) are available thanks to the 'Arystan Cafe'. Lunch coxes are available to pre-order during the booking process, or purchase onboard the flight. Passengers can choose from: hot drinks, sandwiches, snacks, soft drinks, special combo lunch, and special combo breakfasts and lunches.
As of 2021, the airline flies to 15+ destinations domestically within Kazakhstan. Popular destinations include: Almaty, Uralsk, Pavlodar, Karaganda, Taraz, Nur-Sultan, and Shymkent.
To learn more about flying domestically in Kazakhstan please visit our 'Domestic Flights in Kazakhstan' page.
The airline also operates a single international route, flying between Almaty International Airport and Zhukovsky International Airport, in Moscow, Russia.
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Almaty International Airport (IATA) is the largest international airport in Kazakhstan and serves the city of Almaty, the largest city in the country. As well as being a hub for FlyArystan and its parent airline Air Astana, the airport is also a hub for Qazaq Air. Other international airline to operate from the airport include Turkish Airlines, Qatar Airlines, Lufthansa, Mahan Air, Belavia, and China Southern Airlines.
FlyArystan will operate a fleet of Airbus A320. The airline currently has four Airbus A320 within its fleet but it's expected that its fleet will grow to at least 15 aircraft by 2022.
Passengers can collect Nomad Club points, which is the frequent flyer program operated by the airline's parent airline, Air Astana. Passengers can collect nomad points when booking flights through Alternative Airlines: simply add your frequent flyer scheme and number to your booking. For more information, visit our Airline Alliance Page.
9th November 2018
Kazakhstan's flag carrier, Air Astana, will launch a new low-cost subsidiary airline, FlyArystan in early 2019. The new airline is expected to fly many of the domestic routes that Air Astana flies, as well as additional international routes outside of its parent airlines' route network.
While the date of the airlines' launch date and operating base is still unknown, the airline has announced it will take in four Airbus A320 later this year, which will be used to fly the first of its services.