Air Astana, a venture between the Kazakh government and BAE Systems Plc (BA/), said it will bar a local banker from flights after an altercation with a travel agent.
Darkhan Botabayev, a member of AO Kazinvestbank’s board, punched the airline’s female employee in the face during a dispute as he was trying to buy a ticket in Almaty on Sept. 11, the carrier said in a statement e-mailed today. Kazakh police declined to investigate the incident, the company said.
Kazinvestbank, Kazakhstan’s 22nd-largest lender by assets, is owned by Economic Development and Trade Minister Erbolat Dosayev, Environmental Protection Minister Nurlan Kapparov and Citigroup Venture Capital International Growth Partnership, according to Kazakhstan’s stock exchange website.
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