Air Astana will launch a low-cost airline in the first half of 2019, to be called FlyArystan.
It will operate a fleet of Airbus A320 aircraft configured to an all-economy class of 180 seats.
It will operate a classic low-cost model, strictly following the examples of highly successful airlines such as easyJet, Indigo, Cebu Pacific, and AirAsia.
It will offer low airfares – approximately half of what Air Astana offers today – on mostly domestic routes – but it is expected to expand onto regional international routes in the mid-term.
It will operate initially four aircraft, growing to a fleet of at least 15 by 2022.