Air Astana expresses intent for 30 Boeing 737 MAX at 2019 Dubai Airshow
Nov 19, 2019: Air Astana intends to order thirty Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplanes for its low-cost airline FlyArystan, with a list price value of $3.6 billion. Boeing and Air Astana signed a letter of intent during the 2019 Dubai Airshow.
"Since its launch in May this year, FlyArystan has exceeded all expectations and it is clear that low cost air travel has a great future in Kazakhstan and Central Asia. Air Astana has had a strong relationship with Boeing ever since the airline started flying in 2002 with a pair of 737NGs. Today we operate both 757s and 767s and we believe that the MAX will provide a solid platform for the growth of FlyArystan throughout our region, once the aircraft has successfully returned to service," said Peter Foster, president and CEO of Air Astana.
"Air Astana has become one of the leading airlines in Central Asia with its deep focus on safety, reliability, efficiency and customer service. At Boeing, we share those same values and are honoured to expand our partnership with the 737 MAX. We believe the efficiency and reliability built into the 737 MAX will be a great fit for FlyArystan. We look forward to working with Peter and his team finalize an agreement that meets their fleet and operational requirements," said Stan Deal, president and chief executive officer of Boeing Commercial Airplanes.