(13 Jan 2021)
FlyArystan, a Kazakhstan-based LCC, carried 1.5
million passengers in 2020.
Since operations began in May 2019,
FlyArystan has carried over 2.2 million passengers and expects to
carry over 3 million passengers in 2021.
The milestone of 1.5
million passengers in 2020 was achieved
in 10 months of flying due to two months of flight suspension
because of the ongoing global COVID19 pandemic.
Over half of the seats sold were
at prices below 10,000 Tenge (US$24) for a one-way flight.
average load factor during the year was over 85%, while on-time
performance exceeded 90%.
FlyArystan also expanded its destination
count and now serves 28 routes to 14 cities in Kazakhstan.
In 2020, FlyArystan increased the number of aircraft in its
fleet from four Airbus A320s in January to seven aircraft in
December. The airline will take three more aircraft in the first
half of 2021 to grow the fleet to 10 A320s.
In addition to the
existing routes from bases in Almaty, Nur-Sultan (the capital city
formerly known as Astana) and Atyrau,
FlyArystan has invested in the development of regional flights and
plans to launch new routes from Shymkent and Aktau later this
year. In total, FlyArystan plans to launch more than 14 new routes
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