Air Astana appoints Aviareps in Italy
ASTANA. February 9. KAZINFORM. Air Astana, the airline of Kazakhstan, announces that from February 1, 2007 will be represented in Italy by Aviareps, the worldwide leading GSA company. With 20 international destinations and 27 domestic routes Air Astana is the airline leader in the region. The carrier, which started operations in May 2002, has increased its fleet from 3 to 16 brand new aircrafts both Airbus and Boeing and employs more than 1700 people. Airline Business Magazine ranked Air Astana 4th among the best growing and performing airlines in the world. Air Astana connects Almaty and Capital City Astana with flights to and from Frankfurt, London and Amsterdam, all hubs well connected with major Italian airports. Mr. Ashendra Liyanage, vice-president commercial of “Air Astana” JSC said: - I am pleased to appoint Aviareps as our GSA in Italy. Aviareps have proved to be experienced and committed throughout their international network. I’m confident their professional and dedicated Italian team, lead by Giulio Santoro, will guarantee Air Astana the achievements of all targets, both in terms of revenue and passengers and promote its international brand.” Giulio Santoro, General Manager Aviareps in Italy adds: - We are glad to represent Air Astana in Italy and look forward to mutually benefit out of the great opportunities this high yield market represents for both of us. Our commitment is to increase brand awareness and develop business and leisure travel. Paola Mininno, from our sales team, will be the sales manager.” From October 29, 2006 Air Astana changed its IATA code to KC (Kazakhstan Carrier). The carrier continues to develop and grow routes, fleet, on board service in both economy and business class, Kazinform refers to Boarding.no, Norway.