The national flag carrier of Kazakhstan, Air Astana, is opening a new air route connecting Kazakhstan and Ho Chi Minh City in December 2012.
Accordingly, two flights per week departing at Tan Son Nhat International Airport (HCMC), transiting in Bangkok (Thailand) and landing at Astana International Airport (Astana City, Kazakhstan) are expected. However, there is not yet any official announcement about the fare for flights on this route.
Air Astana expect this new route to attract more visitors from Vietnam, as well as other nearby nations in Indochina Islet and Southeast Asia will take trips to Kazakhstan. This is also considered an opportunity to push commercial activities and economic relationship between the two nations, particularly in tourism industry.
Air Astana - Kazakhstan’s national airline is operating more than 50 domestic and international flights to 26 destinations. Vietway Aviation Company is its representative in Vietnam, being responsible for sales and marketing.