CEO of Georgian Airports Association tells about prospects of Kutaisi International Airport

“It is very important that the airport in Kutaisi, Georgia, has become one of the regional centers for low-cost airline operations, and the more there are, the more its services will be used not only by citizens of Georgia, but also by foreigners,” said George Chogovadze, CEO, Georgian Airports Association (GAA).

Turkmenistan Airlines intends to order one Boeing 777-200LR – ADDITION

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Turkmenistan Airlines, the national carrier of Turkmenistan, announced the airline’s plan to extend its long-haul operations by adding a fourth 777-200LR (Long Range) airplane to its fleet.

QAZAQ AIR starts flights to Issyk-Kul Lake shores

QAZAQ AIR, the Kazakhstan’s regional airline, together with the KOMPAS tour operator is launching a summer charter program for a popular resort destination to the Issyk-Kul lake, Kyrgyzstan.

Korean Air to add 30 Boeing 787 Dreamliners to its fleet

Korean Air Lines Co Ltd said on Wednesday it will add 30 Boeing Co Dreamliner passenger jets to its fleet, including what it said would be the country’s first use of the largest Dreamliner model, the 787-10.

American Airlines buys 50 Airbus A321 XLR narrow-body airliners

The largest airline in the world, American Airlines, said it would buy 50 narrow-body Airbus A321 XLR airliners capable of flying across the Atlantic.

Pre-trial investigation initiated on air crash in Kazakhstan’s Akmola region

The Transport Police Department has formed an investigative-operational group to investigate the air crash of the AN-2 aircraft in the Akmola region, Kazakhstan, the Main Transport Prosecutor’s Office informed Kazinform News Agency.

Airplane crashes in Kazakhstan’s Akmola region

An AN-2 airplane has crashed in Akmola region earlier this morning, Kazinform has learnt from the press service of the Emergencies Committee of the Internal Affairs Ministry of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Turkmenistan Airlines to buy its fourth long-haul Boeing 777

The Turkmen state air carrier will purchase another, already the fourth long-haul Boeing 777-200LR worth US $ 346.9 million, according to the Air Transport World.

International Airlines Group announces intent to buy 200 Boeing 737 MAX airplanes

One of the world’s largest airline groups announced it plans to build its future fleet with the Boeing 737 MAX with an intention to purchase 200 MAX jets. International Airlines Group (IAG) and Boeing [NYSE: BA] said the two companies have been in discussions regarding the opportunity and signed a letter of intent at the Paris Air Show in a deal that would be valued at more than $24 billion, per list prices.

Qazaq Air launches Atyrau – Nur-Sultan direct flight

Since July 07, 2019, Qazaq Air, Kazakhstan, will launch its direct domestic flight en route Atyrau – Nur-Sultan. Flights to Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport will be operated once a week on a Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 aircraft according to the following flight schedule:

Turkmenistan Airlines to launch its third Ashgabat – Kazan flight frequency

Starting from July 3, 2019 Turkmenistan Airlines will introduce its third flight frequency en route Ashgabat, Turkmenistan – Kazan, Russia – Ashgabat in addition to the current two flights per week operating on Fridays and Sundays. The third flight will fly on Wednesdays, according to the Aviaport edition, Russia.

Air Malta starts operating its regular flights to Georgia’s Tbilisi

Air Malta received the right to operate direct flights to Tbilisi, the Civil Aviation Agency of Georgia reports.

All Buta Airways flights to Kyiv will be temporarily operated to the Boryspil Airport

Due to the temporary closure of Juliani International Airport, from September 2 to September 12, 2019, all Buta Airways flights to Kyiv will be operated to Boryspil International Airport, Trend reports with reference to the company.

IrAero Airlines operates its first Baku – Yekaterinburg – Baku regular flight

IrAero Airlines, Russia, has started operating its regular international flights from the Yekaterinburg’s Koltsovo International Airport, Russia, to the capital city of Azerbaijan. On June 18, 2019 the air carrier operated its first regular flight en route Baku – Yekaterinburg – Baku.

AIRBUS at Le Bourget: Day Two

The second day of the 2019 Paris Air Show was also marked by the signing of a number of large orders for Airbus aircraft, including the new A321XLR model (extra-long range), presented by the company on the first day of the air show. In total, Airbus sold 117 aircraft during the Day Two of the 2019 Paris Air Show.

QATAR AIRWAYS returns its leadership in SKYTRAX rating for world airlines

Qatar Airways has led the 2019 World Airline Awards global airline ranking, which was made by Skytrax, a British marketing company. The air carrier has been the leader in this rating for the fifth time in the history of all conducted surveys.

QAZAQ AIR takes delivery of the new De Havilland Canada Dash 8-400

Kazakhstani regional airline QAZAQ AIR has taken delivery of its new Dash 8-400 aircraft P4-AIR (MSN 4598) from De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited (“De Havilland Canada”) following the arrival of P4-FLY (MSN 4595) two months ago. It is planned that the new turboprop will commence regular flight services from the Kazakhstan capital Nur-Sultan in July.

RUBAA to comprise business aviation enterprises of CIS

The Russian United Business Aviation Association (RUBAA) plans to expand its geography. Now RUBAA represents mainly Russian business aviation industry. In accordance with plans, RUBAA is to become a unique association for enterprises involved in business aviation for all countries of CIS.

New airport terminal opens in Iran

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has attended the opening ceremony of the Salam passenger terminal of the Imam Khomeini International Airport, Trend reports referring to IRNA News Agency.

Air Malta receives permission for regular flights to Tbilisi

Air Malta will start operating in the civil aviation market of Georgia since July 4, 2019.

Boeing receives no any single order for its products on the first day of 2019 Paris Air Show

Boeing has not received any new orders for its aircraft on the first day of the international aerospace show named 2019 Paris Air Show, according to the CNBC television channel.

AIRBUS signs its first contacts at 2019 Paris Air Show

Airbus has signed its first major contracts at the 2019 Paris Air Show. Thus, Air Lease Corporation (ALC) has signed a Letter of Intent to purchase 100 Airbus aircraft, including 50 A220-300s, 27 A321XLRs, a new version of the A321 with an extra-long range, and 23 A321neos.

QAZAQ AIR announces launch of flights to new destinations

QAZAQ AIR, the Kazakhstan’s regional air carrier, is pleased to announce the launch of its direct regular domestic flights en route Nur-Sultan – Atyrau and Nur-Sultan – Ust-Kamenogorsk on July 7 and July 10, 2019, respectively.

Airbus launches longest range single-aisle airliner: A321XLR

Airbus has launched the A321XLR to complement its best-selling A321neo Family.

International Air Show starts in Le Bourget

Le Bourget – 2019 international aerospace show opens on Monday in a suburb of Paris, France, TASS reports.

Dushanbe – Khujand domestic air traffic was not suspended in Tajikistan during Summit

Some rumors about the temporary suspension of domestic air traffic in Tajikistan en route Dushanbe – Khujand because of the Summit on the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICBMA) in Dushanbe were false.

Manas International Airport, Munich International Airport sign Memorandum of Cooperation

A meeting of the management of Manas International Airport OJSC with the management of Munich International Airport was held at the Manas International Airport, Kyrgyzstan with the participation of Deputy Minister of Transport and Roads of the Kyrgyz Republic Zhenishbek Nogoibayev.

Germany interested in Manas International Airport

Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Mukhammedkaly Abylgaziev met with the delegation of the Munich International Airport, headed by Managing Director Ralf Gaffal. The Information Support Department of the Government’s Office reported.

Turkmenistan Airlines EASA compliance audit to be held in August

On June 13, 2019 the news outlet Aviationpros reported that since February 2019 Turkmenistan Airlines has been committed to raising their performance to meet relevant EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) requirements.

Baku – Sharm el-Sheikh – Baku direct charter flight to be launched soon

The Baku – Sharm el-Sheikh – Baku direct charter flight will be launched from June 18, Egyptian Minister of Tourism Rania Al-Mashat said at the press conference in Baku, Trend reports.

Gulfstream “lands” at Le Bourget

Gulfstream Aerospace will take an active part in the Paris Air Show – SIAE 2019 Le Bourget on June 17-23, 2019 for the first time in the past few years, presenting four aircraft at once: G280, G550, G650ER and G600.

Southwest Airlines, following American Airlines, extends its ban for Boeing-737 MAX flights until September 2, 2019

The U.S. Southwest Airlines has extended the ban on Boeing 737 MAX operations to be in force from August 5 through September 2, 2019. This is stated in a message posted on the airline’s website on Thursday, TASS reported.

Airbus is going to equip its new model with hybrid engine

Airbus is considering bringing the world’s first hybrid-electric airliner to market as it weighs its strategy for replacing the bread-and-butter A320neo narrow body in the next 15 years – a move that would mark a technological leap for the aerospace industry.

Azerbaijan’s low cost Buta Airways launches its new Baku – Batumi flight

The Azerbaijani low-cost airline Buta Airways launched the first Baku-Batumi flight on June 14, Trend reports.

AZAL needs to launch flights to new destinations to increase number of tourists travelling to Azerbaijan

Florian Zenggshmid, CEO, Tourism Bureau, Azerbaijan, points out the need for Azerbaijan Airlines CJSC (AZAL) to launch its new destinations in order to increase the flow of tourists to the country.

St. Petersburg – Tbilisi flight departure delayed by over 15 hours

The night of June 14, 2019 for Ural Airlines’ passengers departing from St. Petersburg, Russia, to Tbilisi, Georgia, was restless.

New requirements for air carriers in Azerbaijan

Air carriers that have not transferred information about passengers and crews of aircraft arriving and departing from Azerbaijan to the relevant executive authorities will be fined.

Russia’s IrAero launches Baku – Rostov-On-Don direct flights

IrAero Airlines, Russia, launches its direct flights en route Baku, Azerbaijan – Rostov-On-Don, Russia (roundtrip air service).

Kyrgyzstan’s AviaTraffic Company changes flight schedule for Bishkek – Grozny – Bishkek air route

AviaTraffic Company, registered in Kyrgyzstan, announces that its flights No. TF 787/788 en route Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan – Grozny, Russia – Bishkek will be operated on Wednesdays instead of Tuesdays starting since July through the end of October 2019.

Manas International Airport asks passengers to arrive at airport in advance

Manas International Airport OJSC recalls about traffic restrictions in Bishkek during the Summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).

Johannes Hahn: We expect signing of Aviation Agreement this year

Aviation Agreement between Azerbaijan and the European Union may be signed this year, Johannes Hahn, EU Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighborhood Policy, said at the 5th EU-Azerbaijan Business Forum in Baku, Azerbaijan, according to the Trend News Agency, Azerbaijan.

Prime Minister of Georgia announces plans to establish direct flights to the United States

Georgia and the United States are intensively working to launch direct flights between the countries, Georgian Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze said during his visit to Washington, DC, Trend reports with reference to RIA Novosti, Russia.

Turboprops, Phenom 300Es become cheaper more slowly

According to the second annual 15-year forecast for residual serial aircraft from Vref, single-engine turboprop aircraft, such as the Pilatus PC-12 and Cessna Caravan, showed the lowest level of depreciation in the industry. Both of these aircraft are expected to retain 70% of their original value in 2034.

Uber picks Melbourne as test site for flying taxi service

Uber Technologies said it will use Australia’s second-largest city, Melbourne, as the first international test site for the group’s planned flying taxi service, Trend reports citing Reuters.

Kazakhstan’s Civil Aviation Committee explains what caused dismissal of Tota Amirova

The Civil Aviation Committee, Kazakhstan, explained the reason for the dismissal of Tota Amirova, CEO, Flight Operation Department (FOD), Civil Aviation Committee (CAC), Kazinform reports with reference to the FOD.

Passenger traffic of Azerbaijan’s airports amounted to 1.85 million people Jan-May 2019

In Jan-May 2019, the airports of Azerbaijan served 1.85 million passengers. Of these, 1.57 million accounted for the Heydar Aliyev International Airport, which is by 10 thousand passengers more, as compared to the same figure last year.

Airbus to present its latest developments at 2019 Paris Air Show

Airbus will showcase the most promising products and solutions for the aviation, helicopter and space industries at the Le Bourget International Aviation and Space Show 2019, which will be held in France on June 17 – 23, 2019. Le Bourget Air Show will also be the main venue for celebrating the 50th anniversary, which Airbus celebrates this year.

Uzbekistan Airways’ Tashkent – Tbilisi new flight schedule

On July 16, 2019, Uzbekistan Airways will launch its new regular flight en route Tashkent, Uzbekistan – Tbilisi, Georgia. Flights from the Tashkent’s Islam Karimov International Airport to Tbilisi’s Shota Rustaveli International Airport (roundtrip air service) will be operated twice a week on Airbus A320 aircraft according to the following flight schedule:

Manas International Airport ready to receive SCO guests

The Manas International Airport OJSC is fully prepared to receive participants and members of delegations of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit.

Uzbekistan Airways participates in ‘Workshop Tashkent 2019-Welcome to Georgia’

On June 10, 2019, the ‘Workshop Tashkent 2019-Welcome to Georgia’ forum, organized by the international travel company named ‘Leisure Business Travel’ with the assistance of Uzbekistan Airways was opened at the Hyatt Regency Tashkent hotel.

Ukrainian SkyUp Airlines left its passengers at the airport due to lack of space in the passenger cabin

The Borispol, Kyiv, Ukraine – Tbilisi flight was made today in violation of the passengers rights, the victims who remained at the airport told Front News International.

Azerbaijan Airlines to operate Baku – New Delhi flights

Starting from June 25 2019, AZAL will launch regular and charter flights from Baku, Azerbaijan, to one of the largest cities in India – New Delhi.

Planemakers race for wide-body orders in Asia showdown

Airbus and Boeing are battling for wide-body aircraft orders worth well over $10 billion as the clock ticks toward next week’s Paris Airshow, industry sources said, Trend reports  referring to Reuters

Number of airlines suspend their flights to the capital of Sudan

Some airlines have suspended their flights to the airport of the Sudanese capital Khartoum, but the rest continue to make flights, a spokesman for the Mohammed al-Mahdi airport said, Trend reports with reference to RIA Novosti

Somon Air cancels in-flight hot meals, but fares on the Dushanbe – Moscow flight remain the same

Tajikistan’s privately owned air carrier Somon Air has announced that it canceled in-flight hot meals for economy class for the purpose of lowering passenger fares by 12 percent.  The in-flight hot meals have been canceled but prices of the ticket, for example, for the Dushanbe-Moscow flight have remained the same.

Boeing to showcase innovation, partnerships and safety at 2019 Paris Air Show

Boeing (NYSE: BA) will showcase its broad range of commercial and defense products, services and technologies at the 2019 Paris Air Show, which runs June 17-23 at Paris-Le Bourget Airport. The company’s presence and activities at the show will demonstrate its commitment to innovation, industry partnerships and safety.

Russia’s UVT Aero Airlines refuses to fly to Georgia

UVT Aero Airlines, Russia, has canceled its direct flights from Chelyabinsk, Russia, to Georgia. The first flight was to take place on June 23, and air ticket sales started a few weeks ago.

SCAT Airlines’ Nur-Sultan (Astana) – Batumi flight schedule

On June 7, 2019, SCAT Airlines, Kazakhstan, launched its new flight en route Nur-Sultan (Astana), Kazakhstan – Batumi, Georgia. Flights from Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport, Kazakhstan will be operated twice a week on Boeing 737-300 aircraft according to the following flight schedule:

SkyUp Airlines’ Odessa – Kutaisi new regular flight schedule

On June 4, 2019 SkyUp Airlines, the Ukrainian low cost airline launched its new regular flight to Georgia en route Odessa, Ukraine – Kutaisi, Georgia. Flights to Kutaisi’s Copitnari International Airport are operated twice a week on a Boeing 737-800 aircraft according to the following flight schedule:

Petropavlovsk – Egypt maiden flight delayed for 10 hours

The flight from Petropavlovskm Kazakhstan, to Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt was delayed for 10 hours, according to the Kazinform News Agency, Kazakhstan.