Kazakhstan-Ho Chi Minh City air route opens
Update: Mar 04, 2013
Air Astana officially launched its air route linking the city of Almaty in Kazakhstan and Ho Chi Minh City on March 1.

The airline will conduct two flights per week on Wednesdays and Fridays, served by Boeing 757s with six business class and 150 economy class seats.

Flights departing from Almaty to Ho Chi Minh City via the Thai capital Bangkok will take nine hours. Total flight time is only seven hours for passengers departing from Ho Chi Minh City to Almaty.

Air Astana Chairman Peter Poster said his airline is prioritising expanding its flight network in Asia.

He expressed hopes that Ho Chi Minh City’s numerous tourist attractions will attract large numbers of visitors from Kazakhstan and its neighbouring countries.

Air Astana is currently operating more than 50 international and domestic air routes.