Air Astana is reporting an unaudited profit growth of 59% for 2010 but warns that conditions in 2011 will be more difficult. The Kazakh carrier says sales reached $656 million to yield a profit of $96.4 million. The result comes even as the airline is in an expansion mode, having added four destinations last year and boosting connections on much of the rest of the network. Passenger numbers grew 13% to 2.57 million and capacity was up 8%. President Peter Foster notes that the ...


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