Qantas tests world’s longest commercial flight from New York to Sydney

Australia’s flag carrier Qantas completed on Sunday a nonstop test flight from New York to Sydney, researching how the world’s longest potential commercial airplane journey of nearly 20 hours would impact pilots, crew and passengers, reports Trend referring to Reuters.

Uzbekistan Airways aircraft has emergency landing for the second time in two days

The Uzbekistan Airways plane, flying from Tashkent to St. Petersburg, made an emergency landing in Kazan.

Plane flying from Moscow to Phuket forced to land in Uzbekistan’s Tashkent because of rowdy

The Boeing-777 belonged to Nordwind Airlines, Russia, was flying from Moscow to Phuket, and it was forced to land in Tashkent because of an aggressive passenger, a spokesperson of Tashkent International Airport told RIA Novosti on October 17, 2019.

Fire occurred at Turkmenistan’s Ashgabat International Airport

Today, a fire broke out at the Oghuzkhan International Airport in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, at around 7:00 am local time, the Chronicles of Turkmenistan reported.

Bene Exclusive taxis to serve passengers at Georgia’s Tbilisi International Airport

Starting October 17, 2019, Bene Exclusive taxis have begun servicing passengers at the Tbilisi International Airport, TAV Georgia reported.

Pilot who allowed well-known artist to be at the aircraft helm fired in Egypt

The Civil Aviation Ministry, Egypt, forever suspended the pilot of one of the country’s private airlines, after he allowed the local popular actor to sit at the helm of the aircraft, Trend reported citing RIA Novosti, Russia.

RUTM recommended to Kyrgyzstan

On October 8, 2019 the Coordination Council of the Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC) for the training of aviation personnel was held at the base of the Kyrgyz Aviation Institute named after I. Abdraimov in Bishkek.

Ural Airlines to directly link Voronezh with Kyrgyzstan’s Osh and Tajikistan’s Dushanbe

Ural Airlines, Russia, includes two new direct flights in its winter flight schedule: from Voronezh, Russia, to the Kyrgyz city of Osh and to the capital of Tajikistan, Dushanbe. Flights will be operated on Saturdays. The start of flights is scheduled for November 2, 2019.

Burjanadze: Georgia must take steps to restore flights from Russia

Russia is ready to restore direct flights to Georgia, but for this, the Georgian authorities must take adequate steps. The ex-speaker of the Georgian parliament, the leader of the opposition party named ‘United Georgia – Democratic Movement’ Nino Burjanadze wrote on her Facebook page on October 17, 2019.

Direct flight to connect Russia’s Yekaterinburg and Kazakhstan’s Almaty for the first time – flight schedule

Starting from December 22, 2019 the Koltsovo International Airport, Yekaterinburg, Russia, will add direct flight to Almaty, Kazakhstan, to its flight schedule for the first time. Flights will be operated by Ural Airlines, Russia, on an Airbus A320 airliner with its carrying capacity of 156 passengers.

Almaty – Semey – Almaty – new destination for Kazakhstan’s low-cost FlyArystan Airlines

FlyArystan is pleased to announce the opening of sales for the new Almaty – Semey – Almaty domestic flight in Kazakhstan. And this will be the second low-cost airline’s flight from/to Semey following the Semey – Nur-Sultan domestic air route.

Uzbekistan Airways plane lands in Kazan due to passenger malaise

An Uzbekistan Airways plane was flying from Tashkent, Uzbekistan, to St. Petersburg, Russia, on Thursday and it made an emergency landing in Kazan, Tatarstan, Russia, due to a deterioration in passenger health, TASS reported with reference to the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Emergencies of Russia for Tatarstan.

What foreign airlines to come to the Kazakhstan civil aviation market?

The Civil Aviation Committee under the Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development, Kazakhstan, told which foreign air carriers expressed their interest in coming to the Kazakhstan’s civil aviation market, Kazinform reported.

Georgian Economy Minister welcomes possible resumption of flights between Russia and Georgia

“We only welcome if Russian official circles reconsider their decision and restore direct air links between Georgia and Russia,” Natia Turnava, Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia, said after a government meeting.

Buta Airways to start flying from Baku to Dammam – flight schedule

On October 30, 2019, the Azerbaijani low-cost airline named Buta Airways will launch its new flight en route Baku – Dammam. Flights from the Baku’s Heydar Aliyev International Airport to the Dammam’s King Fahd International Airport will be operated twice a week on an Embraer 190 aircraft according to the following flight schedule:

When will the final version of the Nur Sultan airport code be accepted?

The adoption of the final version of the code for the Nur Sultan International Airport is expected at the beginning of next year, the Civil Aviation Committee (CAC) under the Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development, Kazakhstan, reported, according to the Kazinform News Agency, Kazakhstan.

AZAL’s share in Georgian civil aviation market increases

In January-September 2019, Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) transported 103,183 passengers to Georgia, Report Bureau, Georgia, reported with reference to the Civil Aviation Agency of Georgia.

Buta Airways launches direct flight to Bahrain

Azerbaijani low-cost airline Buta Airways launches flights to the new destination in the Middle East.

S7 Airlines receives admission to operate Moscow – Nur Sultan regular flights

S7 Airlines, Russia, has received the Federal Air Transport Agency’s admission to operate its regular flights en route Moscow, Russia – Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, according to the results of the meeting of the interagency commission under the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation.

Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency explains why S7 Airlines received clearance for flights to Georgia’s Kutaisi

Obtaining or renewing an airline’s flight clearance is necessary so that in the event of launching air traffic the air carrier has the opportunity to start flying without slowdown, and this is normal practice, a representative of the Federal Air Transport Agency told RIA Novosti, Russia.

Dushanbe International Airport serves over 1 million passengers

1 million and 58 thousand passengers were served by Dushanbe International Airport (DIA), Tajikistan, for Jan-Sep 2019, the airport’s press service said.

Aviation authorities praise Dushanbe Airport management for good work

Tajik aviation authorities praised the activities of Dushanbe International Airport for the nine months of this year.

Woman blows Air Astana employee for refusing to transport her child

Air Astana clarifies the situation with Mrs. Shynykulova, a passenger who was refused to carry her child without a birth certificate, Zakon.kz writes.

Opportunities to develop domestic flights in Zhambyl region of Kazakhstan

Within the framework of the state-owned infrastructure development program named Nurly Zhol, one considers some possibilities to develop domestic flights and renew previously existed air routes in Zhambyl region, Kazakhstan, Kazinform reported with reference to the Governor of this region.

Wizz Air leads at the Georgian civil aviation market in terms of passenger numbers

According to the percentage of airlines operating in the Georgian civil aviation market, when considering the Jan – Sep 2019 reporting period, Wizz Air is still the leader. This low-cost airline occupies 15% of the market. Turkish Airlines and Georgian Airways stand the second and third, respectively, and each of them has 11% market share.

Passenger traffic at Georgian airports increased by 5.4%

According to the data for Jan Sep 2019, 4,139,955 passengers used the services of Georgian airports, which is by 5,4% more than for the same period in 2018.

Aeroflot plane, forced to land in Uzbekistan’s Tashkent, flew to Russia’s Moscow

Aeroflot’s A-330 plane was flying en route New Delhi, India – Moscow, Russia on Wednesday and it forced to have emergency landing in Tashkent, Uzbekistan due to a passenger’s illness, but two hours later, the plane flew to its final destination, a representative of the Tashkent International Airport informed RIA Novosti, Russia.

Ural Airlines launches Yekaterinburg – Almaty flight

On December 22, 2019 Ural Airlines, Russia, will launch its new direct flight en route Yekaterinburg, Russia – Almaty, Kazakhstan – Yekaterinburg. Departures from Yekaterinburg will be carried out on Fridays and Sundays, from Almaty – on Mondays and Saturdays. Flight duration is three hours.

Kazakh Minister of Industry and Infrastructure Development: NQZ is one of six options for Nur Sultan International Airport code

The Minister of Industry and Infrastructure Development Beibut Atamkulov commented on the information on changing the code of the airport in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, Tengrinews.kz reported.

Bishkek’s Manas International Airport denies information about dismissal of 30 employees

Manas Management Company registered under the Manas International Airport, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, commented on the information distributed in social networks on the dismissal of 30 employees. The company issued an official statement made by company president Nursultan Belekov.

Ural Airlines launches Moscow – Gabala new airline

On October 31, 2019 Ural Airlines, Russia, launches its new airline en route Moscow, Russia – Gabala, Azerbaijan. Flights from the Moscow’s Domodedovo International Airport to Azerbaijan will be operated on Thursdays on Airbus A320 airliners according to the following flight schedule:

Nur Sultan International Airport’s code to be changed: IATA approves amendments

IATA approved the Civil Aviation Committee’s amendments to change the airport code in Nur Sultan, Kazakhstan, the Civil Aviation Committee under the Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development, Kazakhstan, reported, according to the Kazinform News Agency.

Air traffic between Turkmenistan and EU to be expanded

At a working video meeting held on October 14, the chairperson/CEO of Turkmenistan Airlines D. Saburov, informed the President of Turkmenistan of the results of the monitoring conducted by the European Aviation Security Agency (EACA).

Turkmenistan Airlines gets permission to fly over EU

On October 14, 2019 the CEO of Turkmenistan Airlines Dovran Saburov reported to President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov that the airline had successfully passed a check for compliance with the requirements of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), according to the TDH state news agency.

Russia’s Aeroflot to reduce aircraft fleet for the first time in 12 years

Aeroflot will reduce its fleet in 2019, the Vedomosti newspaper reported on Tuesday. Although the number of liners will decrease by two only, this will be the first reduction in the fleet since 2007, Trend reports citing TASS.

Airplane flying from St. Petersburg to Yerevan urgently lands in Georgia

A Boeing 737, which was flying from Petersburg to Yerevan on Friday, urgently landed at the Tbilisi International Airport in Georgia.

Azerbaijan’s airports served 4.3 million passengers in the first nine months of 2019

During January-September 2019, Azerbaijan’s international airports served 4.3 million passengers.

President of Moldova arrives in Ashgabat with Turkmenistan Airlines scheduled flight

President of the Republic of Moldova Igor Dodon arrived in Turkmenistan on October 10 to participate in a meeting of the Council of CIS Heads of State.

Young lady removed from Almaty – Karaganda domestic flight in Kazakhstan for smoking an electronic cigarette

Since the beginning of the year, transport police have brought to administrative responsibility 43,277 citizens in Kazakhstan for various administrative offenses, including 2,981 for violating the smoking ban, Kazinform reports referring to the Transport Police Department.

Japanese airlines cancel nearly 2,000 flights amid approaching Typhoon Hagibis

Japanese companies canceled 1,929 international and domestic flights over the approaching powerful typhoon Hagibis, Trend reports citing Sputnik.

Time set for first Tashkent – Istanbul charter flight

The first charter flight from the capital of Uzbekistan, Tashkent to Istanbul (Turkey) will take place on October 30 of this year, Trend reports citing the Uzbek Asialuxe Travel airline.

Kutaisi International Airport’s passenger traffic increased by almost 40 percent

In January-September 2019, passenger traffic at Kutaisi International Airport, Georgia, increased by almost 40 percent.

Azerbaijan Airlines introduces mobile app for iPhone, Android devices

Azerbaijan’s national air carrier – AZAL rolled out its own mobile application for iOS (version 9.0 or later) and Android (version 5.0 or later) smartphones.

Airplane flying from Baku to Dubai makes emergency landing in Iran

Flydubai’s passenger plane, flying from Baku, capital of Azerbaijan, to Dubai, made an emergency landing in the Iranian city of Shiraz, Trend reports citing IRNA.

Digital Transformation Day Conference held through AZANS support in Baku

On October 10, 2019, the first international conference Digital Transformation Day was held with the support of “Azeraeronavigation” (Azerbaijan Air Navigation) Air Traffic Control (AZANS) at the Sheraton Baku Airport Hotel.

Plane flies from Tashkent to Yekaterinburg and makes unplanned landing

The A320 plane was flying from Tashkent, Uzbekistan, to Yekaterinburg, Russia, and made an unplanned landing at Tyumen airport, Russia.

Georgian airports estimate losses due to flight ban from Russia

Over the first three quarters of this year, Georgian airports served over four million passengers, thereby increasing passenger traffic by 5.4%, as compared to the same period last year, however, with interruptions in summer flights with the Russian Federation, the growth figure is 9-10 percentage points less than previously expected, according to the Georgian Airports Association.

AIRBUS delivers its 1000th A320NEO family aircraft

Airbus delivered its 1,000th A320neo family aircraft. It was the A321neo, assembled at the Airbus factory in Hamburg, Germany, which was solemnly handed over to IndiGo Airlines, India.

Georgian Minister of Foreign Affairs: resumption of Russia – Georgia flights is necessary for the peoples of the two countries

Restoring direct flights between Russia and Georgia is in the interests of both countries, said Foreign Minister David Zalkaliani.

Uzbekistan could not resume charter flights with Ukraine

The resumption of Tashkent, Uzbekistan – Kiev, Ukraine – Tashkent flights did not happen. According to Trend, a company representative told RIA Novosti.

How much does the new airliner that entered Air Astana fleet cost?

According to the Forbes.kz previous report, on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 the Kazakhstan’s flag air carrier Air Astana showed its new long-range airliner, Airbus A321LR, to the public.

Severe condition of civil aviation industry in Kyrgyzstan – Member of Parliament on canceled Bishkek – Osh – Bishkek domestic flights

Kyrgyz parliamentarian Ulan Primov raised the issue of Kyrgyzstan’s civil aviation industry at a parliamentary meeting on October 10, 2019 and this was done in connection with the cancellation of Air Manas’ domestic flights en route Bishkek – Osh – Bishkek on October 9-10, 2019.

Kyrgyzstan’s Air Manas Airlines cancels six flights scheduled at Manas and Osh international airports for October 10, 2019

Air Manas Airlines, Kyrgyzstan, canceled its six flights for technical reasons, as they were scheduled at Manas and Osh international airports for October 10, 2019.

Control center for unmanned aerial vehicles is to be established at Heydar Aliyev İnternational Airport

Azerbaijan’s national air carrier and the Chinese high-tech company Ehang Intelligent Equipment signed an agreement on the establishment of a single center under “Azeraeronavigation” for controlling the unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) at Heydar Aliyev International Airport.

Manas and Osh airports in Kyrgyzstan cancel all Air Manas flights today

Manas and Osh airports canceled all Bishkek — Osh — Bishkek domestic flights that should have been operated by Air Manas today. Passengers informed 24.kg news agency.

Manas International Airport OJSC congratulates honored aviator, who devoted 55 years to civil aviation industry in Kyrgyzstan

As part of the celebration of the 86th anniversary of the founding the civil aviation sector of the Kyrgyz Republic, Manas International Airport OJSC congratulated the honored aviator Tleukhor Boshumova on the anniversary event and presented a valuable gift – a watch and a ticket to one of the health resorts of Kyrgyzstan.

New China – Azerbaijan flight may launch

Launching of a new flight to Baku from another Chinese city, in addition to Beijing, is expected in 2020, a source in China’s travel company ETI Holidays said, Trend reports referring to Azerbaijani Agency for Tourism.

EU air safety regulator doubts reliability of new computers in Boeing 737 MAX

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) informed its U.S. colleagues and The Boeing Company that it did not consider the tests carried out on a number of computer systems that equipped the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft to be sufficient ones, Trend reported with reference to TASS, according to the Wall Street Journal’s report on Tuesday.

Omani airline to launch direct flights to Kazakhstan’s Nur Sultan, Almaty

Omani airline Salam Air plans to launch direct flights Almaty – Muscat (Oman) and Nur-Sultan – Muscat (Oman), Kazinform reports with the reference to the Civil Aviation Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Georgian authorities do not intend to subsidize flights from Russia

The Georgian authorities do not intend to subsidize direct flights from Russia, funding will be allocated for flights to European destinations, according to the Prime Minister George Gaharia.