Turkish carrier Atlasjet is poised to expand into Kazakhstan as it rebrands its international operation.

In April, the airline will start scheduled Airbus A320 flights from Antalya to Almaty, Astana and Karaganda.

A bilateral air agreement signed last year allows up to eight weekly flights by airlines from each country on routes between the three Kazakh cities and Antalya

After a rebranding, Atlasjet will operate internationally under the Atlasglobal brand, chairman Murat Ersoy has revealed during a presentation.

He says: "Our strategy is to grow not only domestically but also in different foreign markets. Which is why we've decided to refresh our worldwide product branding."

Atlasjet also has rights to serve Almaty from Istanbul twice a week in competition with Turkish Airlines and Pegasus.

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