Published on : Thursday, December 26, 2013
Air Astana’s fleet of Embraer E-190 airliners has grown to eight aircraft following the latest delivery on 23th December. The aircraft will be operated on both domestic routes and regional services to the CIS and Caucasus. The first Embraer E-190 joined the Air Astana fleet in March 2011.
The Embraer E-190 is a narrow-body, medium-range airliner, which is is configured with nine business class/88 economy class seats and has a maximum range of 4,200km.
The new fleet of Embraer E-190s gradually replaced Fokker 50 turbo-prop aircraft, the last of which was retired in December 2012.
Air Astana currently operates a fleet 30 aircraft comprising 10 purchased aircraft and 20 leased aircraft. Purchased aircraft were funded through the company’s own resources, without any government budget or state guarantees.
Source:- Air Astana