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Air Astana

Air Astana is the national airline of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Although they are a relatively young airline, they have earned an outstanding reputation in a relatively short time. Since the airline was established in 2001, they have received a number of awards for their high standards and quality service. Currently, Air Astana operates some 50 domestic and international routes throughout Kazakhstan, the Middle East, Europe, and Asia.

They specify dogs, cats, and fish as the only candidates for travel in the cabin of their aircraft. Other animals may be accepted in the cargo hold, as long as all requirements for transport are satisfied.

IN-CABIN CHECKED BAGGAGE
CARRIER SIZE Maximum dimensions (A319/320/321 aircraft)
30 x 47 x 27 cm (12 x 18 x 11 in)
Maximum dimensions (F50 aircraft)
29 x 43 x 26 cm (11 x 17 x 10 in)
Carrier size will depend on the size of the animal being transported.
CARRIER WEIGHT 8 kg (17 lbs) Any carrier weighing over 8 kg (17 lbs)Weight should not exceed
50 kg (110 lbs)
CHARGES / FEES Fees are calculated as excess baggage and will vary depending on the route you will be travelling. Please contact the Air Astana Call Center or see their website. Fees are calculated as excess baggage and will vary depending on the route you will be travelling. Please contact the Air Astana Call Center or see their website.

Restrictions

  • Animals cannot be carried in the cargo hold of any of Air Astana's A320 aircraft.
  • Travelers are reminded that every country has different rules and regulations governing the acceptance and transportation of animals. It is strongly recommended that you contact the consulate, embassy, or government authority for any country (or countries) you will be visiting to ensure that you have met all entrance requirements.
  • Anyone travelling with birds and rodents must register them as manifest cargo.
  • Space for pet travel is limited. Please call before you travel to confirm a space for your pet.
  • Pets travelling from the Kazakhstan to/from Dubai are not permitted in the cabin of the aircraft. If you are travelling to/from Dubai your pet may only be permitted in the cargo hold.

If you are unable to travel with your pet

Air Astana states that any pet weighing over 50 kg must travel as cargo freight. However, they do not specify whether or not they will transport unaccompanied pets. Please contact a service agent to discuss any options that may be available to you. You may need to make arrangements with another airline.

Codeshare flights

Pets may not be accepted on flights operated by codeshare partners. It is strongly recommended that you contact any codeshare partners or any other airlines you will be flying with to familiarize yourself with their individual policies regarding pet travel.

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