Almaty and Astana: €1,239 Lufthansa Business Class from Prague to Kazakhstan

Lufthansa Business Class Sitz

Star Alliance founding member Lufthansa has uncorked an amazing offer to Kazakhstan. Departing from Prague, you can reach the capital Astana for as little as CZK 30,725 (~€1,234), and the country’s largest city Almaty for slightly less. These fares include two seven-hour flights in a lie-flat seat, lounge access and other amenities. A change of planes in Frankfurt is necessary both ways.

Our availability calendar highlights all possible flight dates at the lowest price for trips up to 28 days. It will forward you to Lufthansa with your preselected flight dates.


Lufthansa’s website also displays flights with Air Astana. These are a little bit cheaper, but you’d be flying in economy class, so make sure to select the Lufthansa flights instead.

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A Lufthansa or Lufthansa CityLine jet takes you from Prague to Frankfurt. There you will board a Lufthansa A330-300, which takes you to Kazakhstan. These planes feature Lufthansa’s classic business class product: Lie-flat-seats in a 2-2-2 seating pattern with little to no extra privacy. The airline serves Almaty and Astana in a triangular flight, meaning you will have at least one stop on either the in- or outbound flight.

Generally, Travel-Dealz writers and readers are not big fans of the Lufthansa business class, even though it is definitely not bad. One reason for that is that the service is too inconsistent: From extremely friendly and quick to unfriendly and slow – everything is possible with Lufthansa, even in business class. Regarding the seats, they are mostly fine, though not really on-par with the competition anymore. That’s why the airline is now slowly installing their new Allegris seats.

Lufthansa Business Class Sitz A340

While the direct route traverses Russian airspace, Lufthansa takes a more southern route and avoids flying over Russia or Ukraine, resulting in an even longer-lasting business class experience for you.

Search & Book

The fare rules don’t state any restrictions, except for a minimum stay requirement of six nights.

Our calendar above displays all available dates for trips of up to 4 weeks. For longer trips, you can check out

You can find suitable dates using our calendar above or with the help of Google Flights. We recommend booking directly on Lufthansa’s website, but you can find cheaper prices with Skyscanner. However, booking on OTAs has its downsides. We recommend booking business class tickets directly on Lufthansa’s website.

Why is booking with an airline better than with an online travel agency?

More often than not, online travel agencies offer lower fares than airlines do. We still recommend booking with the airlines directly. There are two main reasons for that:

Better Customer Service
In case any problems like delays, cancellations or missed connections arise, you can communicate directly with the airline. The airline has to take care of you because you have a contract with them.

If a travel agency issues your ticket, you may have to reach out to them first. You also depend on your OTA to forward information like flight changes instead of receiving them directly from the airline. In many cases, you may get a prime exhibition of responsibility shifting rather than problem-solving.

This especially applies to premium tickets. You don’t want to spend more than €1,000 to wind up with some budget OTA’s telephone hotline in case anything goes wrong.

Baggage and Other Fees
Economy fares not including hold luggage are industry standard by now. In most cases, travel agencies charge much higher baggage fees than the airlines themselves. If bags are not included in your fare, airlines are often the cheaper alternative.

This also applies to other things like food services, insurances or priority treatment. In almost all cases, you pay less for additional amenities when booking on the airlines’ website.

As mentioned previously, make sure that you select the Lufthansa segments. You can spot the Air Astana flights by being cheaper and also checking the flight details:

Beware Air Astana

Miles & Points

Lufthansa issues tickets for all flight segments in booking class P. A roundtrip from Prague grants you the following mileage:

  • 13,868 CV Points on Vistara Club Vistara
  • 8,668 Miles on Singapore KrisFlyer
  • 7,839 Points on SAS EuroBonus
  • 6,934 Award Miles + 1,385 PQP on United MileagePlus
  • 6,934 Miles on Copa ConnectMiles
  • 6,934 Miles on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
  • 6,934 Award Miles on LATAM Pass
  • 6,682 Miles on Air Canada Aeroplan
  • 4,853 Miles on ANA Mileage Club
  • 4,613 Award Miles + 520 Points on Miles&More
Data provided by Without guarantee on correctness.

SAS and its loyalty program EuroBonus will exit Star Alliance on August 31, 2024. You have to be back in Prague by that day to earn the points mentioned above.

Feel free to use our mileage calculator to see how many miles your individual itinerary would get you:

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Comments (2)

  1. Paw says:

    They change name of the capital for Astana, again 😉

    • Felix says:

      Hi Paw! Thank you. Like wiki puts it “As of 2022, it holds the Guinness World Record for the capital city with the most name changes in modern times.”

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