Air Astana has completed the installation of Rockwell Collins’ cabin system, which supports Inmarsat’s GX Aviation in-flight connectivity (IFC) service, across its fleet of three Boeing 767 aircraft.
The IFC service is available to both Business and Economy class passengers, who can now connect to the Internet, use various applications for instant messaging and social networks, listen to audio and check their mail using personal computers, tablets or smartphones.
Air Astana’s passengers can choose from three connectivity packages. The airline’s Light option covers 15 MB; the Regular option covers 50 MB; and the Super option offers 100 MB. All services are estimated to operate at an average speed of 2 to 5 Mbps.
It’s Boeing 767 aircraft are operated on domestic trunk routes and high-density, long-haul routes out of Almaty and Astana.
About Air Astana
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. 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 (the CIS) and Eastern Europe to be awarded the 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 and 2017.