The flights will be available three times per week: on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and will use Embraer 190 aircraft. The plane offers 88 seats in economy class and nine seats in business class. According to the schedule, departure time from Almaty is 10:55 am and the plane arrives in Tehran at 1:20 pm. The flight back from Tehran starts at 2:20 pm and the landing time in Almaty is 7:05 pm (local time).
The average duration of the flight to Tehran will be three hours and 55 minutes and back to Almaty, three hours and 30 minutes. One round-trip ticket for economy class, including all taxes, except for service charge is 97,867 tenge (US$290) and for business class 315,070 tenge (US$932).
“I am sure that our Iranian guests will be interested in the history and culture of Kazakhstan. Especially, Almaty, the city which offers beautiful ski resorts, a wide range of various cultural events throughout the year, as well as fine dining at reasonable prices and good quality, which can be interesting for tourists. Furthermore, the new flight will provide convenient connections for the Air Astana network of routes throughout Asia and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), including the city of Beijing and Urumqi,” explained the Senior Vice-President of Air Astana for sales and marketing Ibrahim Zhanlyel.