Uzbekistan Airways split into two companies

Restructuring of Uzbekistan Airways has been completed, within the framework of which two separate joint-stock companies were created, namely Uzbekistan Airways and Uzbekistan Airports, Ferghana writes.

Additional flight to Kazakhstan’s Nur Sultan, Almaty to appear through capital of Qatar

Beibut Atamkulov, Minister of Industry and Infrastructure Development, Kazakhstan, told about new agreements with Qatar Airways, Kazinform reported.

Boeing expects resumption of 737 MAX flights in January 2020

The Boeing Company, USA, expects the resumption of commercial flights of its Boeing 737 MAX airliners in January 2020, their delivery to airlines may begin in December 2019, Boeing stated in its press release published on Monday on the company’s official website.

Kazakh Government tells who buys Almaty International Airport

Beibut Atamkulov, Minister of Industry and Infrastructure Development, Kazakhstan, commented on the information on the sale of the Almaty International Airport, Kazinform reported.

Georgian Airways temporarily stops flights to several destinations

Georgian Airways temporarily stops operating its flights to several destinations or reduces their flight frequency, Georgian Public Television reported.

Passenger traffic increrases at airports in Georgia’s Kutaisi and Batumi, whereas it decreases in Tbilisi

As regards the international airports in Kutaisi and Batumi, Georgia, the number of passengers increased, while at the Tbilisi International Airport, on the contrary, it decreased, the Public Television of Georgia reported.

Malaysia intends to achieve review of U.S. air regulator’s decision on aviation safety rating

The Malaysian Civil Aviation Authority intends to request a second audit from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which downgraded the country’s aviation safety regulatory rating, Trend reports with reference to TASS, according to a statement released on Tuesday by the CEO of the Malaysian Civil Aviation Authority, Ahmad Ridzvan.

US to introduce restrictions on airlines from Malaysia

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) downgraded the Malaysian Civil Aviation Administration rating, thereby banning Malaysian airlines from expanding their presence in the U.S. aviation services market, according to a regulator’s decision published on Monday, Trend reports citing RIA Novosti.

Launch of flights from Turkmenistan to Jeddah, Kuala Lumpur postponed until February 2020

Turkmenistan Airlines’ flights to Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, are scheduled to begin in February 2020, the Turkmen Deputy Prime Minister for Transport, Communications and Industry Bayramgeldi Ovezov informed President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov at the meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers on November 8, 2019.

Russia’s Iraero Airlines may launch another regular flight from Russia’s Omsk to Kazakhstan

IrAero Airlines, Russia will receive admission to flights en route Omsk, Russia – Karaganda, Kazakhstan. Nowadays, Air Astana, the Kazakhstan’s flag air carrier, is the only one that flies from Omsk to Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan’s SCAT Airlines launches Almaty – Jeddah flight

On November 30, 2019, SCAT Airlines, Kazakhstan, will launch its new air service en route Almaty, Kazakhstan – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Flights to Jeddah’s King Abdulaziz International Airport will be operated on Saturdays on Boeing 757-200 aircraft according to the following flight schedule:

Ryanair officially enters Georgian civil aviation market

The official ceremony of the entry of the Irish low-cost airline named Ryanair to the Georgian civil aviation market took place at Tbilisi’s Shota Rustaveli International Airport on Friday, according to the Georgian Airports Association.

American Airlines to resume its Boeing 737 MAX flights on March 5, 2020

American Airlines announced that it will resume scheduled commercial service of the Boeing 737 MAX Jets on March 5, 2020.

AZAL aircraft makes emergency landing in Azerbaijan’s Ganja

Due to adverse weather conditions at the Baku airport (heavy fog) on Sunday, November 10, 2019, the captain of the AZAL New York – Baku flight decided to land at the Ganja airport, Azerbaijan, Trend reported.

First flight of Ryanair airline arrives in Georgia’s Kutaisi

The low-cost Irish company Ryanair began to operate, in addition to Tbilisi, direct flights to Kutaisi, Trend reports citing Georgian media outlets.

Somon Air to buy helicopters from Airbus. How much do they cost?

Private Tajik airline named Somon Air wants to buy five helicopters from the Franco-German Airbus Helicopters, which is part of the Airbus Group.

Nine EU countries call for European aviation tax to curb emissions

Nine European Union states have called on the bloc’s incoming executive Commission to introduce an EU-wide tax on aviation so as to charge a polluting industry more for its emissions and put all member states on level pegging, reports Trend referring to Reuters.

Launching direct air service with Azerbaijan is among Lithuania’s priorities

Launching direct air service with Azerbaijan is among Lithuania’s priorities, Lithuanian Ministry of Transport and Communications told Trend.

AZAL President Jahangir Asgarov holds meeting of civil aviation’s flight crew

A traditional general meeting of Azerbaijani civil aviation’s flight crew was held on on November 7, 2019.

Turkish airline stops flights to Georgia

Turkish airline Atlasglobal will stop Tbilisi-Istanbul flights from November 9, Trend reports citing Georgian media outlets.

Reconstruction of airport in Kazakhstan’s Uralsk may be delayed

Construction of the airport building in Uralsk, Kazakhstan, may last another six months, Kazinform reported.

Civil Aviation Academy names the reasons for suspension of license

The Civil Aviation Academy (CAA) responded to statements about a possible suspension of the university’s license, reported with reference to the CAA’s press service.

Civil Aviation Academy in Kazakhstan may be revoked

An unscheduled audit was conducted at the Civil Aviation Academy, Kazakhstan, reported citing the Kazakh Ministry of Education and Science.

Qatar Airways to launch flights to Kazakhstan by yearend

Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development is working on attraction of new airline companies to the country in the «open skies» regime.

RYANAIR to connect Georgia’s Kutaisi with France’s Marseille and Italia’s Bologna

Ryanair Airlines, the Ireland’s low-cost air carrier will operate its flights en route Marseille, France – Kutaisi, Georgia and Kutaisi – Bologna, Italy, according to the Georgian Airports Association (GAA).

Russia, Kazakhstan in talks on SSJ-100 supplies

Russia and Kazakhstan are quite successfully negotiating to supply Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ-100) aircraft, Russian Foreign Minister Andrei Rudenko told RIA Novosti, Russia.

Two drunk ladies make brawl at Bishkek’s Manas International Airport before taking off to Istanbul

On November 7, 2019 two intoxicated passengers flying from Manas International Airport, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, to Istanbul, Turkey, were taken off the flight.

Turkmenistan fully provided Georgia with aviation fuel

Aviation fuel imports to Georgia amounted to 2,100 metric tons in October 2019, which is by 3,300 metric tons less than in September 2019, Trend reports citing the Georgian Oil Products Importers Union.

JICA continues supporting improving Tajik air navigation capacity

The JICA Representative Office in Tajikistan, together with Tajik Air Navigation and the Tajik Civil Aviation Agency, signed the Discussion Protocol for the implementation of the technical cooperation project named “Enhancing the Capacity to Implement Performance-Based Navigation (PBN)”.

Manas International Airport solemnly meets plane of Kyrgyz Airlines Plus

The Airbus A300B4 aircraft owned by Kyrgyz Airlines Plus was solemnly welcomed at the Manas International Airport, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Airbus to increase aircraft production in China


Airbus, the European aircraft company, and Chinese authorities have agreed to increase cooperation in the production of commercial aircraft, agreeing on a number of initiatives related to the production of narrow-body and wide-body aircraft in China, Airbus said.

Lufthansa cancels 1,300 flights due to staff strike

Lufthansa Airlines, Germany, will cancel about 1,300 flights due to a strike by its pilots and cabin crew. It is expected that this will affect 180 thousand passengers. The strike will last two days – November 7 and 8.

Nordwind Airlines plans to operate flights from Moscow to Turkmenabat

The Russian Nordwind Airlines plans to open direct flights from Moscow to Turkmenabat, the newspaper Türkmen gündogary reports.

Direct flights between UAE, Georgia be launched in March

The United Arab Emirates’ Etihad Airways is launching flights from Georgian capital Tbilisi to Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates, starting March 2020, Trend reports citing the press service of the Tbilisi International Airport.

Etihad Airways and China Southern become most punctual airlines at Heydar Aliyev International Airport in October

Azerbaijan’s main airport – Heydar Aliyev International Airport has compiled a rating of the most punctual airlines for October 2019.

Ryanair’s Kutaisi – Bologna flight schedule

On November 9, 2019, the low-cost airline named Ryanair Airlines will launch its new flight en route Kutaisi, Georgia – Bologna, Italy. Flights from the Kutaisi’s Kopitnari International Airport to the Bologna’s Guglielmo Marconi International Airport will be operated twice a week on a Boeing 737-800 according to the following flight schedule:

Airline ticket sales for flights from abroad to Uzbekistan increase in price by 1/3 experts analyzed foreign bookings for 2019 and found out from which countries people come to Uzbekistan. The first lines of the ranking were taken by Russia, Kazakhstan and South Korea.

Flights from Russia to Kazakhstan to become cheaper, as new low-cost airline arrives in the market

Flights from Russia to Kazakhstan will become cheaper by about 10-15% in December 2019.

Dushanbe International Airport – 90-year-old

On November 5, 2019 the Dushanbe International Airport, Tajikistan, celebrates its 90th anniversary. What are the conditions there today, who is responsible for safety, and how to control flights in the sky?

Uzbekistan, China plan to increase number of flights to 15 per week

Uzbekistan and China plan to increase the number of direct flights to 15 per week, reporter informs citing data from the Ministry of Transport.

Belarusian airline increases frequency of flights to Georgia

The Belarusian airline Belavia increases the frequency of flights to Georgia’s capital Tbilisi, Trend reports citing Georgian media outlets.

Uzbekistan Airways takes part in the London International Travel Trade Fair

“Uzbekistan Airways” once again presents its aviation capabilities at the Uzbekistan National Stand at the World Travel Market (WTM London 2019), an international tourism exhibition held in the capital of Great Britain on November 4-6, 2019.

AMADEUS tells about new technological developments for airlines

As part of the Future International Aviation Forum, Amadeus spoke about the potential for airlines to use artificial intelligence and innovative scheduling solutions. Advanced tools and new trends will eliminate the shortcomings of the traditional approach and provide competitive advantages, reliability and profitability of schedules.

Azerbaijan is ahead of several developed European countries on air transport efficiency index

According to the Global Competitiveness Index report, Azerbaijan’s 2019 Efficiency Index of air transport services is 79.3 and ranks 12th among 141 countries, Trend reports quoting the report of the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Tuesday.

Bombardier awaiting strong fourth quarter

In the Q3 2019, the Canadian Bombardier Business Aircraft, a subsidiary of the Bombardier’s Business Aircraft Manufacturing Division, handed over 31 business jets to its customers, which is the same as last year. However, the company was able to increase revenue by 4% to $ 1.558 billion, thanks to the supply of two Global 7500 and the first Global 6500.

FlyArystan sums up its operating results for six months

FlyArystan sums up the results for the first six months of operations and reports that it has transported over 455 thousand passengers. At the same time, the load factor exceeded 94% for six months, and the timeliness of flights was 93%.

Flights from Russia’s Voronezh to Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan launched

Last Saturday, November 2, 2019 the Voronezh International Airport named after Peter 1, Russia, met the first Ural Airlines’ plane, which opened a flight program along the following air route: Osh, Kyrgyzstan – Voronezh, Russia – Dushanbe, Tajikistan – Voronezh – Osh.

Ural Airlines’ Voronezh – Dushanbe flight schedule

On November 2, 2019 Ural Airlines, Russia, launched its new flight en route Voronezh, Russia – Dushanbe, Tajikistan. Flights from Chertovitskoye International Airport, Voronezh, to the capital of Tajikistan will be operated on Saturdays by Airbus A320 airliners according to the following flight schedule:

Only eight metric tons of cargo transported by air in Tajikistan

The presence of a cargo terminal did not stimulate an increase in air cargo in Tajikistan. Only eight metric tons of cargo were transported by air in Tajikistan during the Jan-Sep 2019 period.

Ural Airlines’ plane flying from Russia’s Moscow to Tajikistan’s Dushanbe makes emergency landing in Uzbekistan’s Tashkent

The Ural Airlines’ A320 plane, flying en route Moscow, Russia – Dushanbe, Tajikistan was forced to land in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, RIA Novosti, Russia, reported with reference to a representative of the Tashkent International Airport.

Georgian Prime Minister on relations with Russia to discuss flight restoration issue with Karasin, Russia

According to the statement of the special representative of the Prime Minister of Georgia on relations with Russia Zurab Abashidze, at a meeting with Grigory Karasin, which is due to take place in Prague, Czech Republic, in late November 2019, the Russia – Georgia flight restoration issue will be raised.

Three US airlines plan demonstration flights of MAX planes to improve their image

Three U.S. airlines, namely Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and American Airlines are developing a demonstration plan for the upgraded Boeing 737 MAX separately from Boeing and the United States’ Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) before the official resumption of operation of these aircraft, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.

Airplane operating Moscow – Baku flight makes emergency landing

The plane flying en route Moscow, Russia – Baku, Azerbaijan and owned by Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) made an emergency landing at the alternate airport at Moscow’s Vnukovo International Airport, Trend reported citing Russian media.

Heydar Aliyev International Airport operated normally despite severe weather conditions

Heydar Aliyev International Airport, Baku, Azerbaijan, continues operating normally despite a strong wind in Baku and the Absheron Peninsula, Pasha Kesamanski, Spokesperson, Azerbaijan Airlines CJSC, told Trend on Saturday.

Tbilisi – New Delhi flights to be operated daily since March 2020

Regular flights en route Georgia – India begin, Trend reports citing the Georgian Civil Aviation Agency.

Tajik citizen removed from Moscow – Kulyab flight for drunk brawl

A citizen of Tajikistan – the passenger of the Moscow, Russia – Kulyab, Tajikistan, flight was removed from the flight for drunken brawls. The incident occurred on October 31, 2019.

Kazakhstan’s SCAT Airlines launches its new flight to Saudi Arabia

From now on, residents of Kazakhstan and other tourists have the opportunity to travel to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with a direct flight from Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Check before your flight! What perfume was forbidden to carry in hand luggage?

Victor & Rolf’s Spicebomb fragrance is not allowed to be transported across the customs border in hand luggage due to a grenade-shaped bottle, the staff of the London City Airport told Express.

Helicopter crashes at sea in South Korea, seven people are missing

Seven South Koreans were still unaccounted for Friday morning, hours after a chopper carrying them crashed into waters near the Dokdo islets in the East Sea, according to local fire authorities.

Moscow has not yet decided how to compensate damage to Russian airlines for tourist embargo of Georgia

The Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation supports the idea of ​​compensating airlines only direct losses from the ban on flights to/from Georgia, the calculation methodology for the payment of compensations is still being discussed, Deputy Transport Minister Alexander Yurchik told journalists on the sidelines of the Wings of the Future Forum on Thursday.