With its own Heathrow services temporarily on hold, Air Astana has teamed with Lufthansa to offer departure times optimised to meet its arrivals into Frankfurt from Heathrow, Birmingham and Manchester.
Both airlines operate from Frankfurt Terminal 1 providing seamless connections in both directions. Frankfurt to Almaty joins Kazakhstan’s national carrier network initially twice weekly from 2 October, increasing to thrice weekly from 26 October. And with Frankfurt to capital Nur-Sultan, resuming last month, the 4-star SkyTrax carrier is adding to Frankfurt’s status as Europe’s busiest airport, a status prized from Heathrow last month.
“I’m delighted to announce the increase of services between Kazakhstan and Germany, which deliver maximum connectivity with partner airlines across Europe and North America,” said Air Astana Vice-President Richard Ledger pointing out the UK links.
Air Astana’s services to and from Germany and Kazakhstan are operated by the new Airbus A321LR, with a generous 166-seat layout – 150 in Economy and 16 in Business Class.
The A321LR Business Class cabin features Thompson Vantage lie-flat seats that extend to 78in and 16in personalised IFE screens. Economy seats, designed by Recaro, offer a generous 33in seat pitch, 18in in width. Seatback IFE is by Zodiac RAVE. The cabin’s layout comprises five rows in a 2+2 and 1+1 configuration including the introduction of the ‘jewel in the crown’ throne seat. This popular seat is located in rows two and four, offering the ultimate in isolation.