Kazakhstan

Air Astana Plans to Buy 30 Boeing 737 Max Aircraft

Air Astana Plans to Buy 30 Boeing 737 Max Aircraft

Kazakh flag carrier Air Astana has said that it planned to buy 30 of the 737 MAX aircraft, which was grounded in March following two major disasters.

Air Astana confirmed that it signed a “letter of intent” to buy 30 of the 737 MAX-8 model, with the order to be finalised in the coming months and the new planes to “serve as the backbone” of Air Astana’s new low-cost carrier FlyArystan.

The last commercial landmark for the troubled model came in June, when Boeing secured a letter of intent from British Airways parent IAG to buy 200 of the planes.