Qazaq Air (Kazakh: Qazaq Eır) is a Kazakh airline, which operates scheduled services from its main hub in Almaty International Airport and focuses on domestic flights.[1]

Qazaq Air
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded1 April 2015
Commenced operations27 August 2015
HubsAlmaty International Airport
Fleet size4
Parent companyNational Welfare Fund "Samruk-Kazyna"
HeadquartersKazakhstan Almaty, Kazakhstan
Key peopleBlair Treherne Pollock, CEO


Qazaq Air was founded in April 2015 by the sovereign wealth fund Samruk-Kazyna. The airline was launched on 6 July 2015. It commenced operations on 27 August 2015 on the Almaty to Nur-Sultan route.


As of May 2018, Qazaq Air operates to the following destinations:[2]

City Country Airport Notes
Aktau Kazakhstan Aktau Airport
Aktobe Kazakhstan Aktobe Airport
Almaty Kazakhstan Almaty International Airport Hub
Astrakhan Russia Narimanovo Airport [3]
Atyrau Kazakhstan Atyrau Airport [4]
Bishkek Kyrgyzstan Manas International Airport [5]
Kostanay Kazakhstan Kostanay Airport
Kyzylorda Kazakhstan Kyzylorda Airport Terminated
Nur-Sultan Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport [4]
Osh Kyrgyzstan Osh Airport [6]
Oskemen Kazakhstan Oskemen Airport begins 10 July 2019[4]
Pavlodar Kazakhstan Pavlodar Airport
Semey Kazakhstan Semey Airport Terminated
Shymkent Kazakhstan Shymkent International Airport
Taldykorgan Kazakhstan Taldykorgan Airport Terminated
Tamchy Kyrgyzstan Issyk-Kul International Airport resumes 1 July 2019[7]
Taraz Kazakhstan Taraz Airport Terminated
Uralsk Kazakhstan Oral Ak Zhol Airport
Zhezkazgan Kazakhstan Zhezkazgan Airport


As of October 2019, the Qazaq Air fleet consists of the following aircraft:[8]

Qazaq Air fleet
Aircraft In service Orders Passengers Notes
Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 4 1[9] 78
Total 4 1

In December 2017 Qazaq Air has signed a firm purchase agreement for two new Bombardier Q400 turboprops.[9]


  1. ^ "Corporate profile". QAZAQ AIR. Retrieved 2018-03-12.
  2. ^ "Qazaq Air - Flights Schedule". Retrieved Jun 3, 2019.
  3. ^ "Qazaq Air - Открытие рейса в г. Астрахань!". QAZAQ AIR. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  4. ^ a b c "QAZAQ AIR объявляет о начале полетов по новым направлениям". Qazaq Air. Retrieved 18 June 2019.
  5. ^ "Qazaq Air to connect Kazakhstan with more international destinations". (in Russian). KazInform. 5 March 2019. Retrieved 5 March 2019.
  6. ^ "Qazaq Air - QAZAQ AIR начинает полеты из Алматы в Ош". Retrieved 29 April 2019.
  7. ^ "QAZAQ AIR осуществляет рейсы на побережье Иссык-Куля". Qazaq Air. Retrieved 20 June 2019.
  8. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2019 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2019): 18.
  9. ^ a b "Kazakhstan's Qazaq Air sign order for two new Bombardier Q400 aircraft". 2017-12-13. Retrieved 2018-03-12.

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