Air Astana, the national carrier of Kazakhstan, will commence twice weekly flights between Almaty and Male from December 5, with a third new service December 21 to cope with the high demand expected this holiday season.
The flights on Wednesdays and Saturdays will be operated by an Airbus A321LR aircraft, configured with 16 Business class seats and 150 Economy class seats. They will depart Almaty at 01.20 local time and arrive in Male at 07.05 local time.
The additional service for the high season will depart Almaty every Monday at 01.30 local time and arrive in Male at 07.15 local time.
During the high season from December 16, 2020 to January 16, 2021, flights will be operated by the wide-bodied Boeing 767 aircraft, providing additional seat capacity.
Passengers are required to comply with national immigration regulations, which include submission of a compulsory medical health declaration 24 hours before arrival in the Maldives, and a mandatory PCR Test certificate in English with a negative result and which will remain valid for 96 hours from the moment of taking the test until the scheduled flight arrival time.