Over 60% of passengers fly on domestic air routes without luggage

About 66% of air passengers prefer to fly within the country only with their hand luggage, as one showed in the study conducted by the British travel-search engine Cheapflights.com. On international flights, 50.5% of respondents take their bags on board, according to BBT.

Qatar Airways – the first one worldwide, which equipped its aircraft passenger cabins with double beds

Qatar Airways was the first one worldwide, which has equipped  its business class seats with armchairs folding into a double bed. Video on this news is published on the YouTube channel’s The Latest News, Lenta.ru writes.

Turkish Airlines intends to order 40 Dreamliner aircraft from Boeing for US $ 10.8 billion

Turkish Airlines has signed a preliminary agreement with the U. S. Boeing Company for the purchase of 40 wide-body Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner passenger aircraft. According to the Sabah Newspaper, the contract is estimated at US $ 10.8 billion, TASS, Russia, reported.

Kurgan-Tuibe – Moscow flights expected to be resumed in early October 2017

Director of Kurgan-Tuibe International Airport, Farhod Abdurashidzoda, has denied reports that the Kurgan-Tuibe airport allegedly does not work anymore as absolutely “baseless” but he recognizes that aircraft do not really fly here yet.

Somon Air to launch flight from Tajikistan’s Kulyab to Russia’s Moscow next month

Tajikistan’s privately owned air carrier, Somon Air, is expected to launch new flight – from Kulyab to Moscow.  The flight will be operated from the Kulyab International Airport to Moscow’s Vnukovo International Airport.

Mil Mi-2 helicopter burns down, technician injured

The technician was injured in the Mil Mi-2 helicopter crash. The man suffered burns, he is now in the hospital, Kazinform cites the press service of the Kazakh Ministry of Investment and Development.

Mil Mi-2 helicopter makes hard landing in Almaty region

The Civil Aviation Committee under the Kazakh Ministry of Investment and Development broke the news of the hard landing of Tien-Shan Airline’s Mil Mi-2 helicopter on Facebook, Kazinform reports.

Incident at airport in Turkey’s Istanbul did not affect flight operations from Azerbaijan’s Baku

The incident at the Istanbul Ataturk International Airport did not affect the flight from Baku, the Heydar Aliyev International Airport told Trend.

Launching of Azerbaijan – Japan direct flights to boost tourist flow – envoy

Launching of direct flights between Azerbaijan and Japan will help to boost the tourist flow between the two countries, Ambassador of Japan to Azerbaijan Teruyuki Katore told Trend on September 22, 2017.

GE Aviation, Uzbekistan Airways agree to expand cooperation: Uzbekistan Airways selects GEnx engines for its Boeing 787 Dreamliners

Uzbekistan Airways has selected GEnx-1B engines to power four new Boeing 787-8 aircraft. The engine order is valued at more than $230 million (USD), including a custom-ordered spare engine. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2018.

Gulfstream starts assembling its final G450 plane

The final Gulfstream G450 left the assembly workshop of the plant in Savannah and is currently equipped with an interior at the company’s technical center in Appleton, Wisconsin, in preparation for the delivery to an unnamed customer early next year.

Chinese market can save A-380 programme

Chinese airlines could need between 60 and 100 of Airbus SE’s A380 jets over the next five or so years as passenger traffic grows, the plane maker’s China head said on Tuesday, amid rising questions over future demand for the super jumbo.

Scientists tell that dream onboard plane can be dangerous

Passengers who sleep during takeoff and landing of an aircraft risk irreparable damage to their hearing. This information was reported by the Independent with reference to the study conducted by the Harvard Medical School, according to RIA Novosti News Agency, Russia.

Aviation industry development prospects in Tajikistan discussed in Dushanbe

Prospects for the development of the aviation industry were discussed at a meeting of Tajik Finance Minister Abdusalom Kurboniyon with a World Bank’s mission headed by the World Bank’s transport economist Mrs. Cardula Ratoga.

Сost of parking for vehicles decreases at Astana International Airport

The prices for parking vehicles at the Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport in Astana, Kazakhstan, will be reduced, according to the Kazinform News Agency, Kazakhstan.

Amadeus and OACIS launch world’s first ‘pop up’ check-in service so you can drop your bags off anywhere

For many travellers, the airline check-in process at an airport is one of the most time-intensive and frustrating parts of their journey. The strain on airports will continue to increase in the coming years with the Airports Council International (ACI) predicting that global passenger trafffic will grow 5.2% per annum until 2029*.

Research from The London School of Economics and Political Science: modern IT-enabled best practices improve investment effectiveness in employees’ business travel

Research from The London School of Economics and Political Science offers corporations a framework to unlock greater ROI from business travel in order to ‘manage every mile’ travelled for work.

Airbus launches new A330 Completion and Delivery Centre in Chinese Tianjin

Airbus has inaugurated its A330 Completion and Delivery Centre (C&DC) in Tianjin, China, taking additional steps in the expansion of its global footprint and strategic partnership with China. At the same time, the first A330 to be delivered from the C&DC was handed over to Tianjin Airlines.

Azerbaijan proposes to reduce the pension age of stewards

In Azerbaijan, one has proposed to reduce the retirement age of stewards and grant them the right to preferential social insurance.

Antiterrorist exercises to be held at the airport in Karaganda

The Operational Headquarters for Combating Terrorism, Karaganda Region, Kazakhstan,  has announced the launch of anti-terrorist exercises on the territory of the Sary-Arka International Airport located 22 kilometers from Karaganda, DKNews reported referring Kazinform News Agency, Kazakhstan.

NordStar Airlines successfully passes IOSA

NordStar Airlines, Russia, has successfully passed an audit of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) on compliance with the IOSA (IATA Operational Safety Audit) international flight safety standards, the Air Company’s Press Service reported.

SITA: airline and airport CIOs embrace artificial intelligence

Airlines and airports are embracing new technologies and turning to artificial intelligence (AI) to support their customer service. Over the next three years 52% of airlines plan major AI programs or R&D and 45% of airports will invest in R&D in the next five years, according to the SITA 2017 Air Transport IT Trends Insights.

Atlas Air Service, Germany, helps replacing previously operated Citation Mustang aircraft with Phenom 100EV

As it became known to BizavNews, Atlas Air Service, an authorized sales representative of Embraer Executive Jets in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, carried out another delivery of an entry-level business jet Phenom 100EV. This is the first plane, designed for the Austrian operator Mustang Charter GmbH. The new aircraft will be a direct replacement for the previously operated Citation Mustang aircraft, the aircraft was solemnly handed over to an Austrian company at the Embraer plant in Melbourne, United States. Atlas Air Service fully accompanied the transaction from the signing of the contract to the acceptance of the aircraft.

The first female air traffic controllers to appear in Saudi Arabia

Women in Saudi Arabia will be able to occupy the positions of air traffic controllers, RIA Novosti, Russia, reported citing Arabian Business.

Icelandair to stage performances at an altitude of 10,000 meters

A leading air carrier of Iceland made a revolution in the entertainment industry on board its airplanes by offering its passengers to watch a theatrical performance during a flight, according to Euromag.

Amadeus technology makes a wide range of Eurowings’ fares

Amadeus’ light ticketing technology will help Eurowings reach new customers and improve ancillary sales.

Uralsk residents shocked with plane next to playground

An entrepreneur from Uralsk, Kazakhstan, came up with his idea to install a Yak-40K airplane next to the playground, within which he plans to open a children’s cafe, the “My City” portal informs.

Air Astana to offer passengers in-flight broadband speed connectivity

Kazakh carrier installs Rockwell Collins/Inmarsat GX Aviation system on Boeing 767 fleet

Passengers flying on Air Astana are now able to experience high-speed broadband In-Flight connectivity, with the airline’s first Boeing 767 featuring the service. The award-winning Kazakh air carrier has installed the Rockwell Collins cabin system, which utilises Inmarsat’s Global Xpress (GX) Aviation capabilities to provide In-Flight connectivity.

SCAT Airlines launches its jubilee action

SCAT Airlines, Kazakhstan, continues giving its presents to residents and guests of Kazakhstan in the year of its 20th anniversary. Today this Air Company has announced on launching its anniversary autumnal action “Oh, Seven!” on flights of its air route network.

Son of Khorog airport director killed by President’s helicopter appointed acting director of Khorog airport

The son of the former chief of the airport in Khorog, Tajikistan, Dildor Maksudshoev, who died during departure of the Tajik President Emomali Rahmon from Darvaz to Dushanbe on September 13, 2017 has replaced his father.

Moscow – Ganja: new flight to be launched by Buta Airways

Since November 01, 2017 Buta Airways, a low-cost air carrier from Azerbaijan will begin operating its direct international flights en route Moscow, Russia – Ganja, Azerbaijan. Departure from the Moscow’s Vnukovo International Airport (roundtrips) will be operated on Wednesdays and Saturdays by Embraer – 190 aircraft according to the following flight schedule:

Etihad Airways to begin operating its flights to Azerbaijan since 2018

Etihad Airways will begin operating its flights from the UAE to Azerbaijan since 2018, the UAE Ambassador to Azerbaijan Mohamed Hamel Algubaisi said at a meeting with the Minister of Economy of Azerbaijan Shahin Mustafayev on Friday, the words of whom are quoted in the message circulated by the Ministry.

Air crashes: IAC is no longer needed

In the near future, Russia with its partners from the EAEU (European Asian Economic Union) can create a Commission to investigate air accidents and thus withdraw from the agreement on the Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC). The Ministry of Transport, Russia, has already prepared the draft agreement and expects to start agreeing the document in October 2017. The IAC believes that the problem is in “narrowly departmental interests”, and experts fear that the quality of the new structure will be far from ideal at first.

Russian Airlines to be able to launch domestic flights through European Asian Economic Union countries by 2025

Airlines of the European Asian Economic Union (EAEU) countries, namely Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Armenia will be able to start their domestic flights to other countries of the community since 2025, the Ministry of Transport, Russia, responded. Such a possibility will be given to air companies of these countries, as part of creating a unified transport space, according to the TASS News Agency, Russia.

Was yesterday’s Bishkek – Osh domestic flight delayed because of Kyrgyz Parliament member?

Yesterday, the domestic flight No. DJ-117 en route Bishkek – Osh to be operated by TezJet Airlines, which was due to depart at 07:45 pm local time from Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, indeed, departed an hour later. Perhaps, this was done because of the Kyrgyz Parliament member Iskander Matraimov, Damira Akunova, Facebook user, considers.

Drones to deliver letters to villages of Kazakhstan’s Karaganda Region

Henceforth, drones will promptly deliver letters to remote villages of Karaganda and other regions of Kazakhstan, according to the Kazinform News Agency, Kazakhstan.

Astana – Frankfurt flight makes emergency landing in Düsseldorf

Air Astana appealed to its passengers of the Astana, Kazakhstan – Frankfurt, Germany, flight, according to the Kazinform News Agency, Kazakhstan.

Civil Aviation Committee of Kazakhstan to send commission to Civil Aviation Academy after the death of the pilot and cadet

As part of an investigation into the incident in the Almaty Region of Kazakhstan, during which a cadet and a pilot from the Civil Aviation Academy were killed, a test will be carried out. This was reported by Tota Amirova, Acting Deputy Chairperson of the Civil Aviation Committee and Chief State Aviation Inspector, Ministry of Investment and Development, Kazakhstan, according to Tengrinews.kz.

BOEING to increase production of DREAMLINER aircraft up to 14 per year

The Boeing Company, the U.S. aircraft construction concern, intends to increase the production of the 787 Dreamliners in 2019 up to 14 per year, as compared to 12 planes per year nowadays, the company said in its press release.

Airport chief dies in Tajikistan during escort of President

Chief of the airport of the city of Khorog died after he received a serious trauma when he escorted the Tajik President Emomali Rahmon from Darvaz district to Dushanbe, the local media reported.

Manas International Airport invites for autumn spotting

The Manas International Airport (MIA) OJSC reportedly invites professional photographers, cameramen and fans of aviation photo and video sessions for autumn/fall spotting.

Ashgabat International Airport begins checking phones of Turkmen citizens arriving in Turkmenistan

Citizens of Turkmenistan, who arrive in Ashgabat, are checked, as regards their personal data in mobile phones, one of the inhabitants of Turkmenistan told Azatlyk Radio.

Airport in southern Tajikistan closed due to lack of flights from Moscow

The international airport in Kurgan-Tube, the administrative center of Khatlon Region in southern Tajikistan, is temporarily closed due to the lack of flights from Moscow, Russia, the Tajik Ministry of Transport and Communications said.

Infrastructure development required in Asia

Asian Sky Group (ASG), the Hong Kong consulting company, released its first report on the infrastructure for business aviation in the Asia-Pacific Region. Demonstrating the region’s need for the development of business aviation infrastructure, which is associated with the growth of passenger traffic and the increase in the number of aircraft, the report provides detailed data and analyzes the number of FBO, MRO and international airports.

Air Astana successfully passes its sixth operational safety audit

The Kazakhstan’s flag air carrier has successfully passed its sixth IATA’s Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) conducted by IATA. For the first time, the airline was audited in 2007 and was then certified in every two years in 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2015. The next audit is scheduled for 2019.

Azerbaijan develops draft “Rules to Use Civil Unmanned Aerial Vehicles”

Experts of the State Civil Aviation Administration, Azerbaijan, and Azerbaijan Airlines CJSC have developed a draft “Rules to Use Civil Unmanned Aerial Vehicles”, the State Civil Aviation Administration said on Wednesday.

Flight to the capital city of Azerbaijan, Baku, launched for the first time in history of Kiev International Airport

On September 12, 2017, presentation of a new Azerbaijani airline company, Buta Airways, and its new flight en route Baku, Azerbaijan – Kiev, Ukraine – Baku was held at the Kiev International Airport, Ukraine. The plane, on board of which the Air Company’s leadership and Azerbaijani journalists flew to Kiev, was greeted with a water salute in the Ukrainian capital city’s airport.

New report from Amadeus explores what drives travellers to click “buy” at the moment of truth

Report finds traveller value is best understood using an axis of ‘product vs service vs convenience’ delivering a blueprint for airlines to better communicate their offer and secure brand loyalty.

Ural Airlines launches Moscow – Namangan flight

On September 15, 2017 Ural Airlines, Russia, will launch its direct flight en route Moscow, Russia – Namangan, Uzbekistan – Moscow. These flights will be operated on modern and comfortable Airbus 320 airliners once a week, on Fridays. Departure from the Moscow’s Domodedovo International Airport is at 00:30 am, arrival in Namangan is at 06:35 am. The cost of one way air tickets comes to RUR 12,500+.

Passenger traffic of Heydar Aliyev International Airport approaches its next record high

In January-August 2017, Heydar Aliyev International Airport served over 2.7 million passengers, which is 29 percent more than the previous year. It is expected that by the end of 2017 the final passenger count will exceed the last year’s figure of 3.5 million passengers, which will be another record high of the airport.

Airlines and airports to invest US$33 billion in IT this year

Airlines and airports are estimated to spend nearly US$33 billion on IT this year, according to the SITA 2017 Air Transport IT Trends Insights released today. And they are focusing their technology investments on similar priorities. Top of the agenda for CIOs at both airlines and airports, are investments in cyber security and cloud services. In addition, they are prioritizing investments in passenger self-service.

Novosibirsk – Karaganda: new flight from S7 Airlines

Since October 31, 2017 S7 Airlines, Russia, will begin operating its new flight to Kazakhstan en route Novosibirsk, Russia – Karaganda, Kazakhstan. Flights from the Novosibirsk’s Tolmachevo International Airport to Karaganda’s Sary Arka International Airport will be operated twice a week by Embraer 170 in accordance with the following flight schedule:

Buta Airways launches Baku – St. Petersburg flight

On October 30, 2017 Buta Airways, the low-cost air carrier from Azerbaijan, will launch its new flight en route Baku, Azerbaijan – St. Petersburg, Russia. Departure from Baku’s Heydar Aliyev International Airport to St. Petersburg’s Pulkovo International Airport (roundtrips) will take place five times a week by Embraer -190 plane according to the following flight schedule:

Kyrgyz Ministry of Transport and Antimonopoly Committee to consider increasing prices of air tickets

The Kyrgyzstan’s Ministry of Transport and the State Antimonopoly Service have jointly created a working group to check the increase in prices for flights on Bishkek – Osh domestic flights. This information was sounded today, September 12, by the Deputy Minister of Transport and Roads Gulmira Abdraliyeva at a meeting of the Kyrgyz Parliament’s Committee on Transport, Communications, Architecture and Construction.

Kyrgyz Parliament members again raise issue of high cost of air tickets for Bishkek – Osh domestic flights

Today, September 12, Kyrgyz Parliament members once again discussed the issue of high cost of air tickets for domestic flights en route Bishkek – Osh at a meeting of the Committee on Transport, Communications, Architecture and Construction under the Kyrgyz Parliament.

Ministry of Transport wants to conduct daily inspection of civil aviation facilities

The Ministry of Transport and Roads has plans to conduct a daily inspection of civil aviation facilities, this became known today, September 12, at a meeting of the Committee on Transport, Communications, Architecture and Construction of the Parliament of Kyrgyzstan.

Arrest extended for Director General of Kazakh Air Salvation Company

The court extended the terms of the arrest to Director General of Kazaviaspas (Kazakh Air Salvation Company) Malik Dosymbekov, according to the Kazinform News Agency, Kazakhstan.

More air routes to be launched from Kazakhstan to Ukraine

Sixteen regular flights a week will be carried out en route Kazakhstan – Ukraine by each of the parties. This right was established during the meeting of the Civil Aviation Committee under the Ministry of Investment and Development, Kazakhstan, with the State Aviation Service, Ukraine, in Kiev, Ukraine.

Air Astana to acquire four new airplanes

Air Astana, the Kazakhstan’s flag air carrier, will acquire four new passenger aircraft by the spring of 2018, the Press Service of the Ministry of Investment and Development, Kazakhstan, reported.

Refueling Company explains why Tajik aircraft are forced to land for refueling

Tajik airlines are forced to make landings for refueling at the airports of neighbouring countries. Air carriers explain this fact that they can not get the required amount of jet fuel in domestic (Tajik) airports. The Refueling Company speaks about the debts of Tajik airlines.

How many passengers did Astana International Airport serve during EXPO – 2017?

The Civil Aviation Committee under the Ministry of Investment and Development, Kazakhstan, announced the increase in air travel during EXPO – 2017, according to the Kazinform News Agency, Kazakhstan.

Georgian airports served over 2.7 million passengers for Jan – Aug 2017

The Georgian airports served over 2.7 million people on regular and non-scheduled flights in January-August 2017. This figure is by 47.9% more than the same one for last year, the Civil Aviation Agency of Georgia reported. Passenger traffic has increased in all three international airports in Georgia for Jan – Aug 2017.