Air Astana and Siberian private airline S7 Airlines have announced they have signed a codeshare agreement for flights between Russia and Kazakhstan to strengthen cooperation between the two airlines, the companies said.
Effective for flights operated from 15th July 2019, Air Astana flights from its hubs at Nur-Sultan and Almaty, to Novosibirsk and St. Petersburg now carry the code of S7 Airlines. Similarly, S7 Airlines services from Nur-Sultan and Almaty to Novosibirsk now carry the code of Air Astana.
The agreement enables passengers of both airlines to purchase tickets and travel across the combined network seamlessly. S7 Airlines passengers from across Russia will now have access to ten weekly flights connecting the S7 Airlines hub in Novosibirsk to and from the Kazakh capital, Nur-Sultan. With the increased number of frequencies marketed by each carrier on the route, flight connections are improved and total trip times are reduced.