Air Astana launches direct flights to BIA from today
Air Astana, the flag carrier of Kazakhstan, which was convinced of the post pandemic Sri Lanka recovery will re-start its’ operations by launching direct flights to Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) commencing from today (1). Flights will be operating thrice a week on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from Almaty International Airport to BIA.
Being a landlocked country it was primarily interested in introducing the popular Sri Lankan beaches to it’s’ customers. Lanka Sportreizen (LSR), the GSA for the airline and one of the leading DMCs in Sri Lanka has been in negotiation with the airline in their efforts to promote Sri Lanka over the years has been successful in convincing Air Astana to introduce Sri Lanka as their latest destination. Air Astana is a full-service international carrier.