Air Astana Presents First Airbus A321 Long Range Aircraft at Ceremony in Nur-Sultan
The new Super Arrows will gradually replace the fleet of Boeing 757s, which have been in operation since 2003.
Air Astana presented its first Airbus A321 Long Range (LR) ‘Super Arrow’ aircraft at a ceremony held in the airline’s technical center at Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport. The airline is the first operator of the aircraft in the CIS and is scheduled to take a further six Airbus A321LR aircraft on ease from Aercap of the United States. The new Super Arrows will gradually replace the fleet of Boeing 757s, which have been in operation since 2003.
Air Astana now has 19 Airbus aircraft in its fleet, including eight A320, four A321, three A320neo, three A321neo and one A321LR.The average age of Air Astana’s fleet is now 7.1 years, one of the lowest in the industry.
“The arrival of the A321LR ‘Super Arrow’ aircraft represents another major step in the process of fleet modernization, with the new aircraft offering the latest technologies, low emissions & noise, operational efficiency and passenger comforts,” said Peter Foster, president and CEO of Air Astana. “The specification of the Business Class flat beds, Economy Class slim seats and other cabin amenities will ensure that passengers experience the very highest standards of comfort and service on routes to Western Europe, Southeast Asia, Moscow, Dubai, Istanbul and Beijing.”
The lie-flat business class seats are equipped with individual 16-inch screens, with four of 16 seats offering additional personal space. In the economy class, the Recaro seats provide increased comfort for long flights and are equipped with individual 10-inch screens. The design of the interior trim, curtains and seat covers for both business and economy classes have been specially developed for Air Astana, with a combination of elegance and sophistication that embraces a clear national identity.