Kazakhstan's national carrier Air Astana is launching a weekly service from the nation's largest city Almaty to Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia.

The once-weekly service starts on 31 October and Air Astana will operate a Boeing 767 on the route. Passengers needing to return earlier can go via Bangkok using fates through Astana and its partner airlines, says the carrier.

Kuala Lumpur is the airline's sixth international destination in Asia after Bangkok, Beijing, New Delhi, Seoul and Urumqi.

Source: Air Transport Intelligence news