On your marks … Air Astana offers registered Marathon runners special fares to Astana

By rotide
Created 14/08/2018 - 07:10
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Air Astana, Kazakhstan's award-winning national carrier, is offering special fares to and from Astana to participants in the annual Astana Marathon on Sunday, September 16. 

For the second time the airline will be the Official Carrier and Gold Sponsor of the prestigious event and by way of support is offering discounted rates on certain international flights for all registered runners. Discounts are available now at www.airastana.com [1] for outbound and inbound return flights from Astana.

The marathon takes the runners through the young capital of Astana, whose cityscape is characterized by modern and futuristic buildings from renowned architects including Sir Norman Foster. This year the city is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Athletes interested in participating can register at www.astana42k.com [2] for either the 42.2-kilometre marathon or the less arduous 10-kilometre race.

Hotel accommodation including breakfast and airport transfers can be booked via Air Astana's Stopover Holidays online at www.airastana.com [3]. Anyone wishing to spend additional time in Astana and who would like to see more of city can expand their stay with a sightseeing tour.

Air Astana, the national carrier of Kazakhstan, operates flights to over 60 domestic and international routes from hubs in Astana and Almaty. The company was incorporated in late 2001 and commenced operations on 15 May 2002. The Air Astana fleet consists of Boeing 767, 757, Airbus A319, A320, A320neo, A321, A321neo and Embraer 190 aircraft. Air Astana became the first carrier from Russia, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and Eastern Europe to be awarded a prestigious 4-Star rating by Skytrax at its World Airline Awards 2012 and was also named ‘The Best Airline in Central Asia and India' that year. Both achievements were repeated in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. Air Astana was also named Winner in the TripAdvisor 2018 Travellers' Choice Awards.

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