Air Astana adds new Paris service using A321LR

Aviation News | November 26, 2019

Air Astana adds new Paris service using A321LR
Kazakhstan carrier Air Astana has announced a new service from Paris to Almaty will launch in June 2020. The flights will operate three times a week using the carrier’s new Airbus A321LR, which entered into service on the Air Astana network last month. Air Astana made its debut on Paris-Astana (now Nur-Sultan) in Spring 2015, using a B757.

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On December 25, 2009, a terrorist attempted to detonate an explosive device while on board Northwest Flight 253 from Amsterdam to Detroit. The device did not explode, but ignited,injuring the terrorist and two other passengers. According to a publicly released White House report, the terrorist involved was not on the U.S. government’s terrorist watch list, but was known to the U.S. intelligence community. The public outcry and response to that event have been overwhelming, which demonstrates the level of anxiety that many have about the effectiveness of the security screening system. ALPA shares those concerns; for several years the Association has urged the government to shift to an approach to security screening that focuses on an individual’s trustworthiness before analyzing what types of objects they may have concealed on their person or in their belongings.

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On December 25, 2009, a terrorist attempted to detonate an explosive device while on board Northwest Flight 253 from Amsterdam to Detroit. The device did not explode, but ignited,injuring the terrorist and two other passengers. According to a publicly released White House report, the terrorist involved was not on the U.S. government’s terrorist watch list, but was known to the U.S. intelligence community. The public outcry and response to that event have been overwhelming, which demonstrates the level of anxiety that many have about the effectiveness of the security screening system. ALPA shares those concerns; for several years the Association has urged the government to shift to an approach to security screening that focuses on an individual’s trustworthiness before analyzing what types of objects they may have concealed on their person or in their belongings.