AVIAREPS to support Air Astana as General Sales Agent in the UK and in Ireland
Air Astana, the national airline of Kazakhstan, appointed AVIAREPS as General Sales Agent (GSA) in the United Kingdom and in Ireland. With immediate effect, AVIAREPS, the world’s leading international representation, marketing and communications company for aviation, tourism, hospitality, and food & beverage brands, will provide year-round sales, reservations and ticketing services for Air Astana in the markets.
Air Astana operates flights to more than 60 international and domestic destinations from its main hubs in Almaty and Nur-Sultan. In May 2022, the airline celebrated the 20th anniversary of its commercial flight from Almaty to Nur-Sultan. Over the last 20 years the airline carried almost 60 million passengers and more than 250,000 tons of cargo, with 600,000 flights operated. Air Astana currently operates the route London Heathrow - Almaty three times a week with connecting flights to the Central Asian capitals Tashkent, Bishkek and Dushanbe. AVIAREPS local expert team in the UK will help Air Astana grow its presence in the UK and Ireland and increase sales in these markets.
AVIAREPS now represents Air Astana in a total of 5 markets: Germany, Austria, Italy, UK and Ireland.
“We started working with AVIAREPS in 2003 and AVIAREPS has since then been a strong and trusted partner. We are pleased to now also appoint them as our GSA in the United Kingdom and in Ireland. AVIAREPS’ local expert teams in the markets will help us grow our presence in Europe and we look forward to working closely with them.”Katerina Tomina, General Manager AVIAREPS UK and Ireland:
“We are very proud that Air Astana has given us the trust to represent them in two additional markets: the United Kingdom and Ireland. We are eager to grow their brand awareness in these countries and look forward to utilizing our expert knowledge to strengthen their position in the market and increase their ticket sales.”
For more information, contact Julia Reinert, Corporate Communications Manager at AVIAREPS.
About Air Astana
Air Astana, the flag carrier of Kazakhstan, commenced its operations in 2002 as a joint venture between Kazakhstan’s national wealth fund, Samruk Kazyna, and BAE Systems (UK), with respective shares of 51% and 49%.
Air Astana is the leading airline in Central Asia. Air Astana Group is located at the crossroads of Eurasia and offers full-service and low-cost carrier (LCC) options. Air Astana operates the youngest fleet in the world with 38 brand new aircraft including Boeing 767, Airbus A320/A320neo, Airbus A321/A321neo/ A321LR and Embraer E190-E2.
Air Astana was awarded a prestigious 4-Star rating by SkyTrax, Travellers' Choice Awards, and APEX Awards for several consecutive years. In 2021 Air Astana received the highest level 5-Star COVID-19 Airline Safety Rating by Skytrax and the highest Diamond status for minimizing and preventing the spread of the COVID-19 by APEX.
About AVIAREPSAVIAREPS is the world’s leading international representation, marketing and communications company for aviation, tourism, hospitality, and food and beverage brands. Founded in Germany in 1994 with the ambition to help clients to step into global markets, the company’s global network now expands around the world to six continents.
The AVIAREPS service portfolio includes extensive expertise in representation and sales, marketing and communications, business development, IT solutions and financial services. In addition to their well-established General Sales Agent (GSA) services and tourism marketing representation, AVIAREPS provides more than 250 clients with support in digital marketing, advertising, public relations, crisis communications, social media management, event coordination, sales, web design and more.
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