reinforces our status
as the leading airline
in Central Asia
We have a unique opportunity. Kazakhstan sits at the crossroads of Eurasia, straddling burgeoning markets such as China, India and Russia. Air Astana’s purpose is to connect these markets, and nobody is better placed to take advantage of our unique hub location.
Total revenue +9.6%
Increases in both domestic and international traffic supported revenue growth with a 48% increase in international transit traffic driving performance.
Profitability was preserved despite a 26% spike in fuel costs, thanks to high levels of operational efficiency.
Operating income 36.5
Prudent financial and operational management led to a profitable year despite macro-economic headwinds.
Cost per Available Seat Kilometres (CASK) 5.63
Our CASK remains one of the lowest in the industry, substantially lower than full service carriers internationally and even some major European low-cost carriers.
Revenue Passenger Kilometres (RPK) +6%
The increase in RPK reflects healthy ongoing demand for air travel and our ability to profitably capture this growth.
The number of passengers grew despite the late delivery of aircraft and significant increases in fuel prices. International traffic grew by 11%.
Air Astana is planning to capture substantial growth in these markets using our hubs in Astana and Almaty to transfer millions of passengers across multiple destinations of great strategic importance. By tapping into our strong culture, we can deliver an award-winning level of service in the latest, most efficient and advanced aircraft, yet operate from a low cost base thanks to a highly efficient operating structure and a dedicated team of professionals whose sole focus is to deliver excellence.