Kyrgyz Parliament members propose to introduce Open Skies policy in Kyrgyzstan

Deputies of the Parliament of Kyrgyzstan suggest introducing Open Skies and the Fifth Freedom of the Air policy in the country. A group of deputies prepared amendments to the Air Code of the Kyrgyz Republic and submitted the bill for public discussion.

Aruba Airlines launches the world’s shortest international flight

In less than 10 minutes, flyers can travel from Venezuela to Aruba aboard the newly launched route from Aruba Airlines.

AZAL, Buta Airways passengers to get additional free baggage allowance on Ramadan holiday

On the Ramadan holiday passengers of all flights of AZAL and Buta Airways, which will be carried out on June 15 and 16, 2018, will get one piece of additional free checked baggage allowance, press service of Azerbaijan Airlines CJSC told Trend May 25.

Air Astana opens its new center for aircraft maintenance

A presentation of the Air Astana Aviation Technical Center was held at the Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport in Astana, Kazakhstan, Kazakhstani media reported.

Nordwind Airlines launches Kazan – Tashkent flight

On 1 June 2018, Nordwind Airlines will start operating its international flights en route Kazan, Russia – Tashkent, Uzbekistan – Kazan.

Turkish, Kazakh aviation firms seal deal

Aviation firms of Turkey and Kazakhstan signed a cooperation deal in the Kazakh capital Astana on Thursday during an international exhibition, Anadolu reports.

Illegals from Serbia repair runway at airport in Kazakhstan’s Semei

During the raids aimed at revealing violations of the rules of registration, over 30 foreigners were brought to administrative responsibility, the Kazinform News Agency, Kazakhstan, refers with reference to the Department of Internal Affairs in Semei.

Krasnodar – Tbilisi direct flights launched

Since May 24, 2018 Ural Airlines, Russia, has started operating its direct flights en route Krasnodar, Russia – Tbilisi, Georgia.

Baku, Bucharest may launch direct flights

The Romanian airline TAROM plans to launch direct flights on Bucharest, Romania – Baku, Azerbaijan, air route, Routes Online (portal devoted to aviation route development) reported May 24.

16 aerodromes to be built and reconstructed in Kazakhstan

As regards the passengers transported by air in Kazakhstan for Jan-Apr 2018, the growth is 21% or 2.3 million people, as compared to 1.9 million in 2017, Zhennis Kassymbek, Minister for Investments and Development of Kazakhstan, announced at the meeting with the population.

65% of air flights come from Russia, 14% from Turkey

In Kyrgyzstan, 65% of air flights come from Russia and 14% from Turkey, said economist-consultant Mirsuljan Namazaliyev on May 24, 2018 at the meeting of the Business Development and Investment Council devoted to the tourism forum named “Development and Promotion of Tourism in Kyrgyzstan.”

Kyrgyzstan’s airports aren’t blacklisted, if so, nobody would fly to Kyrgyzstan: Manas airport directorate

Kyrgyzstan’s airports aren’t blacklisted, if so, nobody would fly to Kyrgyzstan, said Abdimalik Busurmankulov, Director of the Directorate for Investment and Infrastructure Development of the Manas International Airport. This information was sounded on May 24, 2018 at the meeting of the Business Development and Investment Council devoted to the tourism forum named “Development and Promotion of Tourism in Kyrgyzstan.” Mr. Busurmankulov was responding to the statement made by Askar Sydykov, Director, Business Development and Investment Council.

Uzbekistan Airways receives award for punctuality

Uzbekistan Havo Yollari (Uzbekistan Airways) has once again been recognized as the most punctual airline that performed the largest number of international flights without deviating from the schedule from Sochi airport in the autumn-winter navigation of 2017-2018.

Russia to deliver more Su-30SM fighter aircrafts to Kazakhstan

Russia plans to deliver a new batch of modern multifunctional Su-30SM jet fighters to Kazakhstan, Russia’s Irkut Corporation’s press service said.

Commission formed to study incident with Shymkent – Astana flight

Zhennis Kassymbek, Minister for Investment and Development, Kazakhstan, commented on the incident with the Shymkent – Astana domestic flight that took place at the Astana International Airport, according to the Kazinform News Agency, Kazakhstan.

Azerbaijan overhauls Russian-made helicopters for first time

The service center for overhaul of helicopters at Silk Way Helicopter Services for the first time carried out major repairs of MI-8AMT/MTV helicopters, the press service of Silk Way Helicopter Services announced May 23.

Over 500 patients transported by Kazakhstan’s air ambulance service since 2018

The country’s air ambulance service has carried out 530 sorties for Jan-Apr 2018, which resulted in medical assistance to 615 patients and 616 medical services. two sorties were carried out in order to transport donor organs, according to the Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Health.

Russia’s Sochi International Airport awards the most punctual and dynamically developing airlines of the 2017-2018 winter season

The Sochi International Airport, Russia, has summed up the results of working with its partners in the winter season in 2017-2018. Winning companies are defined in several nominations.

No one suffered during accident with airplane in Astana

No one was injured as a result of the accident at the airport in Astana, Kazakhstan, where the Airbus A320 was rolled out of the runway, RIA Novosti official representative of the Emergency Situations Committee under the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Kazakhstan Ruslan Imankulov said.

JETNET releases March and for the Q1 2018 pre-owned business jet, business turboprop, helicopter, and commercial airliner market information

JETNET LLC, the leading provider of aviation intelligence, has released March 2018 and first quarter 2018 results for the pre-owned business jet, business turboprop, helicopter, and commercial airliner markets.

Azerbaijan, Serbia eye to launch regular flights

The Air Services Agreement between the Government of Azerbaijan and the Government of Serbia signed in Baku, will create opportunities for launching of regular flights between the two countries, the State Civil Aviation Agency under the Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies of Azerbaijan said in a message.

Uzbekistan Airways starts operating its third Boeing 787 Dreamliner

On May 20, 2018 Uzbekiston Havo Yollari (Uzbekistan Airways) began operating its third Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

Day of Uzbekistan celebrated at Saint-Petersburg’s Pulkovo International Airport

The event was organized by Uzbekistan Airways’ office jointly with the St. Petersburg’s airport. Guests were offered photos of the Samarkand Registan center.

United Aircraft Construction Corporation, Airbus, Russian Helicopters to showcase their new items of civil, combat, training and military transport aviation at KADEX-2018 in Kazakhstan

The United Aircraft Construction Corporation, Russia, will hold talks with its partners from Kazakhstan and other countries of the region at the KADEX-2018 exhibition in Astana, Kazakhstan, the UACC press-service reported.

Ural Airlines’ Rostov-on-Don – Tashkent flight schedule

On July 4, 2018 Ural Airlines, Russia, will launch its new international flight en route Rostov-on-Don, Russia – Tashkent, Uzbekistan. These flights will be operated from the Rostov’s Platov Airport to Tashkent’s South Airport (roundtrip air service) once a week, on Wednesdays, on Airbus A320 according to the following flight schedule:

Flight servicing system failures at Bishkek’s Manas International Airport and passengers stuck on the state border

During the simultaneous servicing of four flights at Manas International Airport’s checkpoint the flight servicing system failed at 04:20 am today, which resulted in flight delays, according to the airport’s Press Service. This was reported by the airport press service.

Plane skids off the runway at Astana airport

An incident occurred at the Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport during a heavy shower, Kazinform correspondent reports.

Georgian airline accuses airport management of rising prices

Tamaz Gayashvili, founder of Georgjan Airways, says that the high prices for air tickets that are installed on the flights of his airline are due to the conditions set by the current management of the Tbilisi International Airport.

Cheap flights from Astana, Almaty to Balkhash, Alakol to be launched

Regular domestic flights are going to be launched from Kazakhstan’s Astana and Almaty to Balkhash, Usharal and Urdzhar.

Ural Airlines to launch its new Rostov – Tashkent flight

Ural Airlines, Russia, is going to launch its new international destination en route Rostov-on-Don, Russia – Tashkent – Rostov-on-Don.

Business aviation’s number of flights breaks records

Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI), the leading independent provider of maintenance and financial services in business aviation, has issued the next Business Aviation Index report for the first quarter of 2018. According to the index, which tracks the use of approximately 2000 business aircraft around the world, the raid in the first quarter of 2018 was at the highest level compared to any first quarter since 2008.

Sky Atlas: heading for Geneva

Sky Atlas, a provider of business aviation services for organizational support of flights in Russia and the CIS, will participate in the EBACE 2018 Exhibition, which will be held in Geneva, Switzerland, in late May 2018.

Chinese corporation can open a logistic hub at idle airport in Kazakhstan’s Ekibastuz

The YEMA Corporation Group, China, can open a center based upon the airport in Ekibastuz, Kazakhstan. Ii can be used for exporting products of Kazakhstan to China.

Uzbekistan Airways replenishes its fleet with the third DREAMLINER

The Boeing Corporation has delivered the third Boeing-787-8 Dreamliner to Uzbekistan’s national airline Uzbekiston Havo Yullari (Uzbekistan Airways), the Air Company reported.

Boeing 737 crashes on takeoff from Havana airport

There appear to be few survivors after a passenger jet carrying 113 people crashed shortly after takeoff. The flight from the capital, Havana, to the eastern city of Holguin went down near the airport.

Uzbekistan Airways purchases new Boeing-787

President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev inspected the new Boeing-787 Dreamliner airplane at the Tashkent international airport on his return from Washington, Uzbek media outlets reported.

Airport in Kazakhstan’s Balkhash to be able to take airliners of any class since 2019

Reconstruction of the runway will be completed at the airport in Balkhash, Kazakhstan, in 2019. Then the airport will be able to take airliners of any class, Governor’s House of the Karaganda Region, Kazakhstan, reported.

Buta Airways to launch Baku – Alania flights

On June 7, 2018 Buta Airways, the low-cost air carrier registered in Azerbaijan, will begin operating its flights en route Baku, Azerbaijan – Alania, Turkey. Flights from the Baku’s Heydar Aliyev International Airport to Alania’s Gazipasa International Airport (roundtrip air services) will be operated twice a week on Embraer 190 plane according to the following flight schedule:

Airport in Astana introduces temporary restrictions on flight operations

On May 18-26, 2018 the airport in Astana, Kazakhstan, introduces temporary restrictions on aircraft flights in connection with the preparation and organizing the Fifth International Exhibition of Weapons and Military Equipment called KADEX-2018.

Kyrgyz Emergency Situations Ministry to purchase 2 small-sized helicopters

The Ministry of Emergency Situations of Kyrgyzstan will acquire two small-sized helicopters for search and rescue operations. The State Secretary of the ministry Azamat Mambetov announced this at the joint board meeting of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan.

Manas International Airport OJSC celebrates 17 years of its formation on May 15, 2018

The Manas International Airport Open Joint Stock Company (MIA OJSC) celebrated 17 years of its formation on May 15, 2018.

Uzbekistan Airways increases frequency of its Termez – Moscow – Termez and Tashkent – Termez – Tashkent flights

Since May 29, 2018 Uzbekistan Airways will increase the frequency of its flights on some air routes. Thus, the airline introduces the second frequency of international flights en route Termez, Uzbekistan – Moscow, Russia – Termez, and, as regards domestic flights en route Tashkent – Termez – Tashkent, the frequency will increase from three to four times a week.

Georgian Air Navigation Agency to open its new air traffic control building and training center

The Georgian Air Navigation Agency (Gruzaeronavigatsiya) will open its new air traffic control building and a training center at Tbilisi International Airport tomorrow, the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development told IPN.

Kutaisi International Airport takes the first flight from Paris

Yesterday, May 17, 2018 the Kutaisi International Airport, Georgia, took the first flight from Paris, France. The event was attended by the Georgian Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development Dmitry Kumsishvili. According to him, passenger traffic at Kutaisi International Airport will triple.

Azerbaijan, the Netherlands negotiate on passenger transportation along Baku – Maastricht air route

Azerbaijan and the Netherlands are negotiating regarding passenger transportation along the Baku, Azerbaijan – Maastricht, the Netherlands, air route.

Dubai Aerospace in talks to place huge order for 400 jets

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise, one of the world’s largest aircraft lessors, is in talks to buy 400 jetliners from Airbus and Boeing and is prepared to expand its fleet through acquisition if talks fall through, its chief executive told Reuters on Thursday.

The first direct flight flies from Seoul to Tbilisi

Right now, the first direct flight is flying from Seoul, South Korea, to Tbilisi, Georgia. About 200 tourists fly from South Korea to Tbilisi with Korean Air.

The world’s cheapest airlines based in Asia

Four of the world’s five cheapest airlines are based in Asia, according to a Global Flight Pricing survey conducted by the Rome2Rio tourist search engine. The experts analyzed the tariffs for the flight to economy class of 200 air carriers from different countries and calculated the cost of one “air” kilometer.

System outage causes flight cancelations in Frankfurt

A technology failure at Frankfurt airport has caused the cancellation of dozens of flights at Germany’s busiest hub.

US Aviation Administration confirms high level of flight safety in Azerbaijan

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has confirmed “Category 1” in the field of control over provision of flight safety for Azerbaijan, the State Agency of Civil Aviation under the Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies of Azerbaijan said in a statement.

Delegation on air traffic network management in Europe gets acquainted with Azerbaijani civil aviation’s achievements

A delegation of the Network Manager Operations Centre – NMOC, headed by Joe Sultana, Director of the Centre, paid a working visit to Baku May 16, press service of Azerbaijan Airlines CJSC said in a statement.

Another 21 air companies enter Azerbaijan’s civil aviation market

Over the past two years, another 21 air companies have entered the Azerbaijani civil aviation market, the State Civil Aviation Agency under the Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies, Azerbaijan, said on Wednesday.

LATAM adopts Amadeus Altéa technology to support operational efficiency

Optimizing fuel consumption and maximizing operational performance are top priorities for airlines. Amadeus Altéa Departure Control Flight Management was designed to address these priorities and LATAM Airlines Group is the latest airline customer to implement it.

Bombardier opens online courses for CL 605/650

Bombardier has updated the current training program on the Challenger 605 and 650 aircraft. The program has received an FAA-certified distance learning course in ground training, which reduces the time required for training.

EASA opens general aviation online forum

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has created a new web page that allows general aviation (GA) operators to share interests, talk about problems, discuss topics, write blogs and ask questions to agency officials. Anyone can become a member by registering on the EASA GA community page. In addition to being used as a communication tool with operators, the page also has links to regulatory issues and GA policies.

Tractor truck drives into Boeing plane from Kyrgyzstan in Zhukovsky

A tractor truck hit a Boeing-737 plane belonged to Avia Traffic Company, Kyrgyzstan, at the Zhukovsky airfield, Moscow Region, Russia, reported citing TASS.

Azerbaijan organizes daily charter flights to Antalya, Turkey

Azerbaijan Airlines CJSC and Turkish Airlines will fly to Antalya, Turkey, AZAL will operate its daily flights, whereas Turkish Airlines – twice a week. Considering the high demand, daily charter flights to Antalya will also be organized.

Wizz Air adds seven destinations from Kutaisi Airport

Since May 17, the low-cost air carrier Wizz Air will launch its seven new scheduled flights from Kutaisi International Airport, Georgia, to Paris, Prague, Athens, Barcelona, ​​Rome, Bucharest and Vienna, according to Novosti-Georgia.

President of Azerbaijan approves Azerbaijan-Afghanistan aviation and investments intergovernmental agreements

On Tuesday, May 15, 2018 the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev approved two intergovernmental agreements with Afghanistan to cooperate in aviation and investments, according to the President’s website.

Somon Air increases the number of flights from Dushanbe to Istanbul

Tajikistan’s privately owned air carrier, Somon Air, has increased the number of its flights from Dushanbe, Tajikistan, to Istanbul, Turkey.