Qatar Airways Announces the Launch of Flights to Almaty in Kazakhstan

DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways is pleased to announce that it will launch scheduled Double weekly passenger service to Almaty Almaty, Kazakhstan starting from 19 November 2021. The new service will be operated by an Airbus A320 aircraft, featuring 12 seats in Business Class and 132 seats in Economy Class.

This service will enable passengers flying to and from Almaty to enjoy seamless connectivity to over 140 destinations, via the World’s Best Airport, Hamad International Airport in Doha, the State of Qatar.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “We are proud to bring our award-winning services to Kazakhstan, adding this unique destination to our growing network. This new service reinforces the warm relations between the State of Qatar and the Republic of Kazakhstan, and reaffirms our commitment to further developing trade and tourism between our two great countries.”

In same time, the Kazakh ambassador to Qatar, His Excellency Arman Issagaliyev, expressed his happiness at the return of flights between Qatar and Kazakhstan, and said that the resumption of air navigation between Doha and Almaty would contribute to promoting economic growth, revitalizing the movement of people and goods and advancing the transportation sector between the two brotherly countries.

He added that it is a step in the right direction, within the framework of many joint programs and plans between the two countries, pointing out that relations with Qatar are not friendship but rather a fraternal relationship and that his country is fully prepared for further cooperation and exchange of experiences on the path of development and progress for both sides.

The Kazakh ambassador explained: We are proud to resume flights between Doha and Almaty, in a step that will certainly contribute to consolidating relations between the two sides, increasing means of cooperation and ensuring the success of development programs between the two countries in the air transport sector, thus contributing to the expansion of economic and commercial activity between the two sides, by meeting travel requirements. For all residents of the two countries and foreign visitors wishing to visit the two countries.

Kazakhstan is the economic powerhouse of the Central Asia region. It is an adventurer’s paradise, with landscapes varying from snow-capped mountains to expansive deserts, rocky canyons, coniferous forests, and untouched river deltas. Visitors can also admire historical landmarks including the bright-yellow towers of the famous Zenkov Cathedral in Almaty.

The national carrier of the State of Qatar continues to rebuild its network, which currently stands at over 140 destinations. Qatar Airways also features flexible booking policies that offer unlimited changes in travel dates and destinations, and fee-free refunds for all tickets issued for travel completed by 31 May 2022.

A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was named ‘World’s Best Airline’ in the latest World Airline Awards, managed by the international air transport rating organisation Skytrax. The airline’s hub, Hamad International Airport (HIA), was recently recognised as the ‘Best Airport in the World 2021’, by the Skytrax World Airport Awards 2021.

In addition to this, Qatar Airways has become the first global airline to achieve the prestigious 5-Star COVID-19 Airline Safety Rating by Skytrax. This follows the success of Hamad International Airport (HIA) as the first airport in the Middle East and Asia to be awarded a Skytrax 5-Star COVID-19 Airport Safety Rating. These awards provide assurance to passengers across the world that the airline’s health and safety standards are subject to the highest possible standards of professional, independent scrutiny and assessment. For full details of all the measures that have been implemented on board and at HIA, please visit