Several hundred flights canceled in the U.S. due to computer failure

Hundreds of flights in the U.S. were canceled due to a failure in the computer system of PSA, which is a division of American Airlines. The problem is eliminated, and restoration of the flight schedule will take several days.

Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan increase number of bilateral flights – ADDITION

Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan agreed on increasing the number of bilateral flights, the Civil Aviation Committee of the Ministry of Investment and Development of Kazakhstan said in a message.

Number of Kazakhstan – Uzbekistan flights to be increased

The Civil Aviation Committee of Kazakhstan told a pleasant news for travelers. The aviation authorities of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan agreed to increase the number of flights.

Ural Airlines launches Sochi – Tashkent new flight

Ural Airlines, Russia, launches a new regular flight from Sochi, Russia, to the capital city of Uzbekistan Tashkent. The flight will be operated since July 18, 2018 on Airbus A320 with two classes of service – business and economy.

Baku – Tashkent: new flight to be launched by AZAL

On June 30, 2018, Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) will start operating its new international flight en route Баку, Azerbaijan – Tashkent, Uzbekistan. The flights from the Baku’s Heydar Aliyev International Airport to Tashkent’s Yuzhny Airport (roundtrip air service) will be operated twice a week on Embraer 190 airliners according to the following flight schedule:

Uzbekistan Airways takes part in KOTFA-2018

Uzbekistan Airways took part in KOTFA-2018, the annual international tourism exhibition, which was held in Seoul, South Korea, on June 14 – 17, 2018.

Wizz Air: Offer of two air tickets for one dollar – fake

According to the air company, false branding and Wizz Air domain are used now on the web page and Facebook, and this can be misleading, so the airline convinces its consumers that they should visit only official Wizz Air page.

Astana – Batumi direct flight to be resumed to spur tourism

Georgia’s Georgian Airways air carrier will resume direct Batumi – Astana – Batumi flights starting from June 22, Kazinform has learnt from the Civil Aviation Committee. It is done for the convenience of Kazakhstani citizens and tourists who plan to visit Georgia this summer.

Direct scheduled flights to link Russia’s Bashkiria and Georgia

From now on, passengers have an opportunity to fly directly from Ufa, Russia, to Georgia without any transfer. A regular air service has been launched between the capital city of Bashkiria and Batumi, Georgia. Flights will be operated until September 22, 2018.

Russia to repair two Mi-8 helicopters of Kyrgyzstan

Russia will repair 2 Mi-8 helicopters of Kyrgyzstan, said official representative of the Russian Federal Military-Technical Cooperation Service Sergei Peresunko.

Air service competition appears between Kyrgyzstan and Turkey according to Kyrgyz Civil Aviation Agency

There is competition in air services between Kyrgyzstan and Turkey, according to Alymbai Abakirov, CEO, Administrative Work, Transport Regulation and Legal Support Department, Civil Aviation Agency (CAA), Kyrgyzstan. He sounded this information during the meeting of the Committee for International Affairs, Defense and Security under the Parliament of Kyrgyzstan on June 19, 2018.

Kyrgyzstan will not have “open skies”, as parliamentarians disagree with Ministry of Transport’s draft

Deputies of the Parliamentary Committee for Transport, Communications, Architecture and Construction sent a bill on amendments to the Air Code for revision. The decision was made today at the meeting.

CEO of Civil Aviation Agency criticized for low-quality work

“Kurmanbek Akyshev, CEO, Civil Aviation Agency (CAA), does not support his work, so he executes it poorly,” the parliamentarian Kaldarbek Baymuratov said at a meeting of the Parliament’s Committee on Transport, Communications, Architecture and Construction.

Kyrgyzstan’s parliamentarians interested in Air Kyrgyzstan

“What officials lobby the interests of the private company, worsening the state of state Air Kyrgyzstan?” the parliamentarian Kubanychbek Zhumaliyev asked at a meeting of the Parliament’s Committee on Transport, Communications, Architecture and Construction.

Aeroflot to fly from Moscow to Osh

Aeroflot, Russia, intends to launch its flights from Moscow, Russia, to Osh, Kyrgyzstan, in the autumn 2018. This will be the second air route of this carrier to Kyrgyzstan after the Moscow –Bishkek airline, according to Travel.ru reporter.

Amadeus welcomes Qantas to the NDC-X program

Amadeus’ NDC-X program brings together innovative airlines and travel sellers to connect on Amadeus’ NDC-enabled travel platform.

Kazan Helicopters Production Plant supplied over 20 helicopters to Kazakhstan

Yuri Pustovgarov, CEO, Kazan Helicopters Production Plant, Tatarstan, Russia, said that during the time of cooperation with Kazakhstan, the enterprise has supplied more than 20 civil and military helicopters to this country, according to Kommersant, Russia.

Airbus may not fulfill its contract with Iran because of U.S. sanctions

Airbus is based on the fact that, due to U.S. sanctions, it may not fulfill a multibillion-dollar contract for the delivery of passenger aircraft to Iran, said Guillaume Faury, CEO, Airbus Civil Aircraft Production Department, according to RIA Novosti, Russia.

Air Arabia launches Gabala – Sharjah new airline

On June 27, 2018 low cost air carrier from the United Arab Emirates Air Arabia launches its new international flight en route Gabala, Azerbaijan – Sharjah, UAE. The flights will be operated three times a week on Airbus A320 airliner according to the following flight schedule:

SCAT Airlines asks to understand delay in flights

Passengers complained about the delay in flights to Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, and SCAT Airlines’ old aircraft, according to the Kazinform News Agency, Kazakhstan.

One more Georgian airline authorized by EASA

The third Georgian airline has been authorized by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

Pakistani private airline may launch direct flight to Baku soon

A private airline from Pakistan has expressed an interest in starting direct flights to Baku, and currently negotiates with Azerbaijani side on terms and conditions of such cooperation, Ambassador of Pakistan to Azerbaijan Saeed Khan Mohmand told Trend.

Uzbekistan to receive two Airbus A320s by the end of the year

In December 2018, Uzbekistan Airways plans to receive two Airbus A320 neos, Podrobno.uz reports.

Turkmenistan Airlines resuming flights to Abu Dhabi

Turkmenistan Airlines is resuming regular passenger transportation along the Ashgabat – Abu Dhabi – Ashgabat air route, the Neutral Turkmenistan newspaper reported June 16.

To what cities of FIFA World Cup-2018 can Kazakhstan citizens fly by direct flights?

On June 14, 2018 the FIFA World Cup – 2018 started in Russia. In this regard, the Civil Aviation Committee (CAC) under the Ministry of Investment and Development, Kazakhstan, reminds Kazakhstan fans, to what cities of the neighbouring country where FIFA World Cup – 2018 matches will be played it is possible to fly by direct flight, Kazinform reports with reference to the CAC Facebook page.

Kutaisi – Vienna flight possible for just EUR 30

One of the fastest growing in Europe, and leading low-cost airlines in Central and Eastern Europe, Wizz Air opens its Austrian base at Vienna Airport with the addition of a new Airbus A320. Equipping with a modern airplane will facilitate the use of five different popular flights from Vienna to such destinations, as Valencia, Rome, Malta, Bari, and Tel Aviv since June 14 – 15, 2018.

Qatar Airlines increases frequency of its Tbilisi – Doha flights

“The increase in the number of flights to 18 is associated with an increase in demand. Seven Tbilisi – Doha flights are operated via Baku, Azerbaijan, and the same number of flights fly directly.  Starting from June 1, 2018 the number of flights has grown up to 18, and all of them are direct flights,” the Georgian representation of Qatar Airlines stated.

AZTA to create special commission for airlines

A number of foreign airlines have expressed their desire to join the Azerbaijan Tourism Association (AZTA), AZTA reported to Interfax-Azerbaijan.

Uzbekistan Airways opens new terminal

Uzbekiston Havo Yollari (Uzbekistan Airways) will launch new terminal for arriving passengers of international airlines at Tashkent International Airport named after Islam Karimov.

European Union introduces mandatory safety certificate for aircraft

The EU authorities have put a new system in place to prevent the entry of airplanes that do not meet safety standards into the European airspace, RIA Novosti, Russia, reports with reference to the European Commission.

Baku to host CANSO-2020 Global ATM Summit for first time

The capital of Azerbaijan has been chosen as a host city of the Global ATM Summit of CANSO (Civil Air Navigation Services Organization) in 2020, the press service of Azerbaijan Airlines CJSC said in a statement.

Amadeus is the first to achieve level 3 certification on the latest version of the NDC standard

Version 18.1, generated from the new data model, is a key milestone towards the industrialization of the NDC standard.

Kyrgyz Ministry of Transport considers resumption of Osh – Ankara flight

On June 12, 2018, the Committee of the Kyrgyz Parliament on Transport, Communications, Architecture and Construction considered the draft decree of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic “To Approve Draft Protocol on Amendments to the Agreement between the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic and the Government of the Republic of Turkey to Establish Air Services” signed in Ankara, Turkey on October 14, 1994, as it was later ratified by the Law of the Kyrgyz Republic No. 99 issued on September 22, 1999.

Kyrgyz Ambassador to Kuwait discusses possibility to launch Kuwait – Kyrgyzstan air service with CEO of Kuwait’s Civil Aviation Administration

In order to promote the issue of cooperation of the Kyrgyz Republic with Kuwait, as regards air services, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kyrgyz Republic to the State of Kuwait S. Adamkulova met with Sheikh Salman Sabah Al-Salem Al-Hamoud Al-Sabah, Chairperson, Main Civil Aviation Department, Kuwait, according to the official website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kyrgyz Republic.

ICAO audit revealed gaps, elimination of which requires KGS 15 million

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) conducted an audit in 2016 and revealed inconsistencies in the performance of supervisory and certified functions by the agency, said inspector of the Civil Aviation Agency (CAA) of Kyrgyzstan Jenishbek Usenamanov.

Dubai HeliShow 2018 gains its momentum

On November 6 – 8, 2018, the Dubai’s largest airport will conduct the Helicopter Show Dubai HeliShow 2018, which traditionally takes place at the Al Maktoum Airport’s Royal Pavilion in Dubai.

The Sapphire Pegasus Awards honoring the elite of business aviation

Traditionally, the best business aviation companies for 2017 were marked within the framework of the EVACE-2018 in Geneva, Switzerland. The Sapphire Pegasus Business Aviation Awards was awarded in 12 different categories, covering the main areas of business aviation. This year the support of the award was rendered by four associations at once, namely EBAA, BACA, WCA, CEPA and AfBAA. The Sapphire Pegasus is a manual work of Moser glaziers. Bohemian Moser glass is known all over the world for its quality and design.

Presidential Boeing arrives in Germany for the second time in a week

On June 14, 2018 the Turkmen President’s Boeing 737 landed at the airport in Frankfurt, Germany, at 7:00 am local time.

Air Astana to resume distributing sweet candies to its passengers

Air Astana’s onboard catering service will resume distributing sweet candies to its passengers on board all flights, Tengrinews.kz reports with reference to the Air Company’s Press Service.

UVT-Aero Airlines to launch Ufa – Batumi flight

On June 16, 2018 UVT-Aero Airlines, Russia, will launch its new flight en route Ufa, Russia –Batumi, Georgia. Flights to Georgia will be operated twice a week on Bombardier CRJ200 aircraft according to the following flight schedule:

Tajik Air Navigation SUE convinces: it will be safer for foreign liners to fly to Dushanbe

Representatives of Tajik Air Navigation State Unitary Enterprise (SUE) and the Ministry of Finance of Tajikistan today assured deputies of the Lower Chamber of the Tajik Parliament that the problems for foreign airliners’ flights to Dushanbe will disappear beginning from the following month.

Myway Airlines launches its Kharkov – Tbilisi flight

On Tuesday, June 12, 2018 Myway Airlines, Georgia, launched its first regular flight from Kharkov, Ukraine, to Georgia’s Tbilisi and Batumi after a four-year hiatus.

Qazaq Air, China Express Airlines sign Memorandum of Understanding

During the official visit of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, to the People’s Republic of China for the meeting of the Kazakh-Chinese Business Council, the CEO of Qazaq Air, Blair Treherne Pollock and the CEO of China Express Airlines Co., Ltd. Long-Jiang Wu have signed a Memorandum of Understanding. This agreed the development of strategic cooperation in the area of international regional passenger transportation and the potential participation of China Express Airlines in the privatization of Qazaq Air.

Uzbekistan, Orange2Fly discuss prospects for cooperation

A delegation of the State Committee for Development of Tourism of Uzbekistan held a meeting with president of private airline Orange2Fly Pantelios Sofianos and executive director Ioannis Papaslanis.

Uzbekistan allows temporary importation and use of unmanned aerial vehicles

Uzbekistan allows foreign creative groups to temporarily import unmanned aerial vehicles, including drones, for preparing photo and video materials about the tourism potential of the country for promoting the cultural and historical heritage and natural resources of Uzbekistan. This was reported by the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan for Tourism Development.

Uzbekistan, China intend to launch charter flights

Charter flights will be launched between Uzbekistan and China, the press service of the State Committee for Tourism said.

Day of Uzbekistan celebrated in Pulkovo

Day of Uzbekistan was widely celebrated at the airport of St. Petersburg, Russia. The event was organized by the Uzbekiston Havo Yollari (Uzbekistan Airways) Representative Office together with the Pulkovo Airport with the assistance of the General Agent of the Uzbek airline for St. Petersburg and Leningrad region, the Aero Tour Company, in order to promote the tourism potential of Uzbekistan and the services of the national air carrier, and to attract a tourist flow to our country.

Kazakhstan’s SCAT Airlines cancels several flights from Almaty to Astana

Kazakhstan’s SCAT Airlines has canceled several domestic flights en route Almaty – Astana due to a technical malfunction. This information is stated in the airline’s announcement, distributed on Tuesday.

Heydar Aliyev International Airport serves over 1.5 million passengers during first five months

During the first five months of 2018, Heydar Aliyev International Airport served 1.56 million passengers. This indicator exceeds the same indicator of the previous year by 11 percent.

AZAL launches Baku – Riyadh flights

On June 16, 2018 AZAL (Azerbaijan Airlines) will begin operating its new flight to Saudi Arabia en route Baku – Riyadh. Flights from the Baku’s Heydar Aliyev International Airport to Riyadh’s King Khalid International Airport (roundtrip air services) will be operated once a week, on Saturdays, on Airbus A320 airliners according to the following flight schedule:

UVT-Aero to launch Kazan – Batumi direct flight

On June 16, 2018 UVT-Aero Airlines, Russia, will launch its new flight en route Kazan, Tatarstan, Russia – Batumi, Georgia. Flights to Georgia will be operated twice a week on Bombardier CRJ200 aircraft according to the following flight schedule:

EBACE looks to the future

Last week, EBACE-2018, the international business aviation exhibition in Geneva, Switzerland, demonstrated the strengthening and prospects of the European market. This was reflected in the increase in the number of exhibitors, the strong performance of new participants, the size of the statics and the business program, which focused on the prospects of the industry.

Imports of equipment for Tajik Air Navigation SUE to be exempted from VAT and customs duties

The next regular meeting of the Council of the Lower House of the Parliament of Tajikistan was held the day before in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

Somon Air, Football Federation of Tajikistan to present two tickets for Russia – Egypt match at World Cup 2018

Somon Air is a partner of the Football Federation of Tajikistan within the framework of the action, timed to the World Cup 2018, which will be held in the cities of the Russian Federation on June 14 – July 15, 2018.

New President of Almaty International Airport appointed

The Board of Directors of Almaty International Airport JSC decided to early terminate the authority of President Aibol Bekmuhambetov, according to the Kazinform News Agency, Kazakhstan.

Myway Technics provider enters Georgian MRO services market

Myway Airlines, the new Georgian air carrier will develop the Myway Technics provider under its control to meet the MRO needs. It was established by the director of Myway Airlines, a Chinese citizen George Zhang. In the future, Myway Technics will provide services to third-party customers.

New flights to connect Georgia with Ukraine, Iran and Russia

The new Georgian airline, MyWay Airlines, will fly regularly to Ukraine, Russia and Iran and the first flight will be carried out en route Tbilisi, Georgia – Kharkov, Ukraine – Tbilisi on June 12, 2018 the Civil Aviation Agency under the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia said, Sputnik Georgia writes.

Scammers cheat those at Ashgabat International Airport who do not get on flights, taking thousands of US dollars from them

A gang of scammers is operating at the international airport in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. They offer their “service” “to board on a plane” for a certain fee. Scammers take advantage of the fact that in recent months Turkmen citizens have not been allowed to fly on international flights at the airport in Ashgabat, according to Azatlyk Radio, Turkmenistan.

Passengers can now use aero express minibuses to travel from Manas International Airport to Bishkek

Manas International Airport OJSC jointly with Das-Trans LTD launched shuttle-basses named aero express, which follow in two directions in every 30 minutes:

President’s plane suddenly arrives in Germany

On June 10, 2018 one of the planes of the President of Turkmenistan, namely Boeing 737 landed at Frankfurt Airport at 11:50 am local time.