FlyArystan, a low cost carrier based in Kazakhstan, has introduced eight self-service kiosks for its passengers on domestic flights.
Passengers can use the kiosks to:
- print a boarding pass
- weigh bags
- print bagtags
- pay for excess baggage
If they have a bag, they weigh it at the kiosk, print and attach the bagtag and then take it to a bag drop desk.
Check-in with iJan opens 6 hours before departure for flights within Kazakhstan and closes 40 minutes before departure.
The airline calls the new self-service system, iJan, and say it is a digital assistant – so there could be more features coming.
Almaty is the first airport using the kiosks with 12 more airports getting them over the next four months. The kiosks are the first in Kazakhstan.
From January 2023, passenger will have to pay to check-in at the kiosks. Until then they are free.
Passengers can also check in using either the FlyArystan app or website and these will remain free.
All passengers buying tickets for flights from January 1, 2023 will be asked to pay for check-in at the airport in advance, which will be half the price of the actual payment at the terminal.
New Airbus A320neo
FlyArystan recently received its first brand new Airbus A320neo.
The new aircraft has a rather dense 188 seats – 8 more than the airline’s existing all Airbus A320-200 fleet.
The A320neo will enable FlyArystan to expand its route network and offer affordable flights to a larger market.
The aircraft is leased from Aviation Capital Group.
FlyArystan is a low-cost airline based in Almaty, Kazakhstan. It is the wholly owned subsidiary of Air Astana, the flag carrier.
Routes: The airline currently flies from Almaty to 12 cities in Kazakhstan, Baku in Azerbaijan, Kuaisi and Tiblisi in Georgia, Istanbul and Dubai.
Fleet: An all Airbus fleet of 12 aircraft:
- 10 Airbus A320-200
- 2 Airbus A320neo