ASTANA, KAZAKHSTAN — Qazaq Air, a regional airline based in Astana, Kazakhstan, is exploring the possibility of adding jetliners to its fleet in order to expand its network.

The company recently conducted meetings in Dublin with potential aircraft leasing companies, manufacturers, and financial institutions to discuss options.

Qazaq Air has not publicly disclosed the specific details of its plans to expand its fleet. The airline currently operates five De Havilland Dash 8-400 turboprops. The company mainly offers domestic flights, with a limited number of international routes to nearby destinations.

In a bid to boost passenger traffic and expand its route network, Qazaq Air is planning to acquire jet-engined aircraft. The addition of these planes to the fleet will enable the Qazaq carrier to launch new international flights and offer passengers more affordable travel options to a broader range of destinations.

The carrier was established in mid-2015 with the backing of the country's national welfare fund, Samruk-Kazyna.