International airports in Uzbekistan introduce additional passenger checks

At the international airports of Uzbekistan, additional checks of passengers arriving in the country have been introduced, the chief state sanitary doctor of Uzbekistan, Bahrom Almatov, told Trend on Friday with reference to the Uzbek media.

Indonesian airports tighten their control due to coronavirus

The airports on the Indonesian island of Bali and in the city of Manado on the eve of the Chinese New Year have intensified the inspection of passengers arriving from abroad in connection with the spread of a new type of coronavirus, an outbreak of which was recorded in the Chinese city of Wuhan. As Trend reports with reference to the Jakarta Post.

FlyArystan to fly from Aktobe to Nur Sultan for KZT 7,999

FlyArystan is pleased to announce the start of sales of tickets for new flights from Nur Sultan to Aktobe and vice versa. Flights from the capital will be carried out on February 28 on 180-seater jet Airbus A320 jets. Those who wish can travel in a new direction 4 times a week – on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays.

Tajikistan – China air traffic suspended, coronavirus has nothing to do with it

Flights of passenger airliners from Tajikistan and China (roundtrips) are temporarily suspended. This is not due to the outbreak of a new coronavirus in China.

Coronavirus in China strengthens control at Kazakhstan’s Atyrau airport

Due to the outbreak of coronavirus in China, control over arriving international flights of passengers at Atyrau airport has been strengthened, Kazinform reported.

Passenger with coronavirus – exercises held at Kazakhstan’s Almaty International Airport

In connection with the situation in China and other countries, the coronavirus exercise is being conducted at the Almaty International Airport, simulating a patient arriving from China from an aircraft, Kazinform reported.

Tajikistan cancels all flights to China

Tajikistan and China linked four flights a week. Dushanbe – Urumqi flights were operated by Somon Air, Tajikistan and South China Airlines: two flights each.

Manas International Airport checked passengers from China’s Urumqi for coronavirus

Experts of the Sanitary Quarantine Point (SQP) at Manas International Airport, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan work with a thermal imager to determine people with temperature at a distance who may be suspected having infectious diseases.

Nursultan Nazarbayev Airport code to be replaced in April – CAC

The 2nd Roundtable Discussions for leaders of airlines of Central Asian countries (CA), including Air Astana, QAZAQ Air and SCAT Airlines (Kazakhstan), AviaTraffic (Kyrgyzstan), Somon Air (Tajikistan) and AZAL (Azerbaijan), as well as representatives of IATA (Almaty), took place in Almaty International Air Transport Association, Kazinform reported with reference to the Kazakhstan’s Civil Aviation Committee.

Kazakh SCAT Airlines continues flights to China as normal

Major Kazakh SCAT airline company is implementing flights to China in normal mode, a representative of the airline company told Trend.

Singapore’s Scoot cancels flight to China’s Wuhan over virus outbreak

Singapore Airlines’ budget carrier Scoot said on Thursday it had suspended its daily flights to China’s Wuhan after authorities locked down the city at the center of a fast-spreading virus outbreak, Trend with reference to Reuters reports.

The first test of new Boeing-777X postponed to January 24

Due to weather conditions. the U.S. Boeing Company has postponed the first test flight of its new 777X aircraft until January 24, 2020, although it previously was scheduled for Thursday, the company announced on Wednesday on its Twitter page, Trend reports with reference to TASS.

Buta Airways among the most punctual airlines

Azerbaijan’s low-cost Buta Airways is among the most punctual airlines.

32 flights delayed at Kazakhstan’s Nur Sultan International Airport

Arrivals and departures for 32 flights are delayed at the Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport on Thursday due to a severe snowstorm, Zhenis Akhmetzhanov, Spokesperson, Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport informed the TASS reporter.

BOEING plans to return 737 MAX to flights in mid-2020

The U.S. Boeing Corporation announced that it plans to return its Boeing 737 MAXs to flight by June-July 2020, according to Bloomberg.

Uzbekistan Airways reduces fares for its flights to New York

On January 20, 2020, Uzbekistan Airways reduced economy class fares on its flight en route Tashkent, Uzbekistan – New York and Samarkand – New York (round trip).

Georgia increases tariff for ensuring safety of aircraft and passengers

Starting February 1, 2020 Georgia will increase the tariff for ensuring the safety of aircraft and passengers at Georgian airports. In particular, as regards the airport in Tbilisi, it will grow from EUR 3,7 to EUR 6,2 per passenger.

Bek Air plane crash investigation continues in Kazakhstan

Some 300 people have been interviewed within the framework of Bek Air company’s plane crash investigation, Deputy Prosecutor General of Kazakhstan Marat Akhmetzhanov said, Trend reports with reference to Kazakh media.

Kazakhstan, Israel eye direct flights between countries

Kazakhstan and Israel are looking to launch direct flights between countries, Trend reports with reference to the press office of Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Avia Traffic Company resumes Bishkek – Istanbul – Bishkek flight – UPDATED

Avia Traffic Company registered in Kyrgyzstan is pleased to announce the resumption of its regular flight en route Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan – Istanbul, Turkey – Bishkek since February 20, 2020.

Georgia welcomes resumption of direct flights with Russia

According to Natia Turnava, Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development, Georgia welcomes the resumption of Russia – Georgia direct flights, Trend reports citing Georgian media.

Ryanair Airlines launches Tbilisi – Cologne flight

On April 01, 2020 the low-cost Ryanair Airlines will launch its new destination en route Tbilisi, Georgia – Cologne, Germany. The flights from the Tbilisi’s Shota Rustaveli International Airport to Cologne-Bonn International Airport will be operated twice a week on a Boeing 737-800 according to the following flight schedule:

Passenger flow of Kazakhstan airports increased by 13% in 2019

In 2019, the airports of Kazakhstan served 17 million people, Interfax reported with reference to the data of the Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development, Kazakhstan.

Airbus creates contract exchange to protect against changes in air ticket prices

The European aircraft manufacturing concern named Airbus launches its first derivatives market, which will allow airlines to hedge their risks in connection with extremely volatile air ticket prices, Interfax reported.

Ashgabat International Airport in Turkmenistan sets another record

Four years after the opening, the new international airport in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan set another record. The World Records Academy (not to be confused with the Guinness Book of Records) recorded a new achievement of this airport, namely the largest roof covered with 3D aluminum sheets.

What violations revealed in Bek Air’s operations?

After the flight crash of the Bek Air’s plane on December 27, 2019, the Aviation Administration of Kazakhstan (AAK) JSC suspended the operator’s certificate and certificates of airworthiness from this air company.

New state airline to appear in Uzbekistan

A new state-owned airline, Humo Air will be created in Uzbekistan, the Prime Minister Abdullo Aripov said when introducing the Government’s Action Plan. The purpose of its creation is to ensure a competitive environment in air transportation, Ferghana reports.

About 20 passengers barred from boarding the flight to Istanbul at Ashgabat airport

On 15 January, 2020 the flight operated by Turkmenistan Airlines, which was scheduled to depart to Istanbul, was delayed for three hours.

Turkmenistan Airlines may extend pause in flights over Iran

After the Iranian air defense forces mistakenly shot down a passenger Boeing 737 near Tehran on January 8, 2020 a number of airlines suspended their flights over Iran for security reasons. For the same reason, on January 10, Turkmenistan Airlines aircraft temporarily stopped operating their flights to the UAE.

Several flights are delayed in Nur Sultan’s airport

Several flights have been delayed at the Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport, Kazinform reported.

Boeing confirms new 737 MAX software issues

The Boeing Corporation has confirmed new problems in the software of the 737 MAX airliner, Trend reports citing RIA Novosti.

Kazakh Bek Air temporarily suspends ticket refunding

Kazakhstan’s Bek Air airline company the plane of which has crashed near Almaty International Airport has cancelled all flights up until Jan. 24, 2020 inclusive, Trend reports with reference to the company.

International Air Transport Association recalls Kazakh Bek Air’s designator code

International Air Transport Association (IATA) has recalled the Designator Code of Kazakhstan’s Bek Air airline company the plane of which crashed near Almaty International Airport, Trend reports with reference to Bek Air.

Kazakh Bek Air to appeal against Air Operator Certificate suspension in court

Kazakhstan’s Bek Air airline company the plane of which crashed near Almaty International Airport will appeal against the suspension of its Air Operator Certificate in court, Trend reports with reference to the company.

Kazakhstan’s Aviation Administration makes statement on Bek Air’s appeal

The Aviation Administration of Kazakhstan has declared the reasons given in Bek Air appeal to Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Industry and Infrastructural Development to be unreasonable, Trend reports with reference to Kazakhstan’s Civil Aviation Committee.

IrAero Airlines’ St. Petersburg – Karshi flight canceled on Monday morning

A flight to Uzbekistan was cancelled at the St. Petersburg’s Pulkovo International Airport, Russia, according to the airport’s online flight schedule board.

North Kazakhstan region intends to launch daily flights to Almaty

In the North Kazakhstan region last year, about 39 thousand people used the air transportation services, Kazinform reported.

16 flights delayed at Nur Sultan Airport due to bad weather

Due to bad weather conditions, namely a severe snowstorm, as well as the inability to treat aircraft with anti-icing liquid for flight safety, a number of flights to / from Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport are delayed, Kazinform reported with reference to the Civil Aviation Committee (CAC), Kazakhstan.

Amadeus guide to tourism industry’s main trends in 2020

In the new decade, we will continue to observe the growth of the tourism industry and its technological development. Digitalization gives travelers a wide choice at every stage of the trip, and they, in turn, expect flexible and personalized offers from industry players. Amadeus experts analyzed the travel market and formulated 10 main trends for 2020.

FlyArystan announces 2019 operation results

During its operating activities from May 1 through December 31, 2019, FlyArystan Airlines, Kazakhstan made 4,000 flights and carried 700,581 passengers. Over the course of eight months, FlyArystan’s carrying capacity came to 94%, with a timely completion of flights amounting 90%.

Korean Air plans to arrange transportation of tourists from China, Korea and Japan to Uzbekistan

Korean Air plans to arrange transportation of tourists from China, Korea and Japan to Uzbekistan, reports. This information was announced after the visit of the regional manager of the South Korean airline Park Jae-Yoon to Uzbekistan.

Nursultan Nazarbayev Airport reports delay of 14 flights

Several flights have been delayed at the Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport due to bad weather conditions (heavy snowstorm), Zhenis Akhmetzhanov PR-manager of the airport’s press service told Kazinform correspondent.

Ukrainian SkyUp Airlines launches its new flights to Georgia

The Ukrainian low-cost SkyUp Airlines launches its new flights en route Odessa, Ukraine – Tbilisi, Georgia, RBC-Ukraine reported with reference to the SkyUp Airlines’ statement on Facebook.

US Department of Transportation experts did not find errors in Boeing 737 MAX certification process

A team of experts from the US Department of Transportation confirmed that the aircraft of the U.S.  aircraft concern Boeing 737 MAX did not need additional security checks by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) at the certification stage. The expert report was posted on Thursday at the US Department of Transportation website, Trend reports citing TASS.

ICAO: Airlines should conduct regular risk assessments as part of their air route network

In light of inaccuracies now circulating regarding the role of ICAO in the closure or restricting of global airspace, the agency wished to clarify that under the Convention on International Civil Aviation it is ICAO Member States which are responsible for the proper coordination and publication of activities hazardous to civilian aviation arising in their territories.

MegaFon Tajikistan and offer new convenient way to get air tickets

MegaFon Tajikistan launches a joint project with From now on, favourable air tickets for flights ordered through the system can be obtained in any communication salon of the first operator of new digital capabilities.

Boeing delivery of commercial jets lowest in more than 10 years

Top U.S. aircraft manufacturer Boeing Company said Tuesday it delivered a total of 380 commercial airplanes in 2019, its lowest number since 2008, Xinhua reports.

Bek Air’s fate to be decided on January 20 – CEO of Aviation Administration of Kazakhstan

The Aviation Administration of Kazakhstan (AAK) did not agree with the arguments of the Bek Air airline’s management regarding the violation of certification rules and the issuance of a certificate for an operator of civil aircraft, Kazinform reports with reference to the Aviation Administration of Kazakhstan.

Russian publication on “open skies” advantages for Azerbaijan

Starting from January 1, 2020 Azerbaijan introduced the fifth and seventh degrees of freedom of air at all international airports of the country, thus offering equal rights to foreign air carriers with the national Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) and promising 100% discounts on services, the Russian edition named Profi.Travel writes, according to Trend.

Avia Traffic Company resumes Bishkek – Istanbul – Bishkek flights

Avia Traffic Company, registered in Kyrgyzstan, announced on the eve that after a short break, starting from February 20, 2020, the Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan – Istanbul, Turkey – Bishkek international flight will be resumed.

Helicopters of Austrian air company to fly to Georgian winter resorts

The Civil Aviation Agency, Georgia granted the Austrian company named Wucher Helicopter Gmbh permission to fly to the winter resort areas of Georgia, Trend reported with reference to the Georgian media.

ICAO experts to take part in investigating air crash of Ukrainian liner in Iran

Experts from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) will take part in the investigation into the collapse of the Ukrainian Boeing near Tehran, Iran, TASS informed on Tuesday referring to an official representative of the organization, Anthony Philbin, Chief, Communications.

Anadolujet low-cost airline to launch direct flight from Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport to Baku starting March 30, 2020

Anadolujet low-cost airline, Turkey, will start operating its direct flights from Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen airport to Baku, Azerbaijan starting from the end of March 2020, the air company said.

Ryanair says could start getting Boeing 737 MAX by April

Ryanair could receive its first deliveries of up to 10 grounded 737 MAX aircraft from Boeing by April, Chief Marketing Officer Kenny Jacobs said on Tuesday, but cautioned the timing was dependent on regulators, Trend with reference to Reuters reports.

American Airlines extends Boeing 737 MAX flight cancellations into June

American Airlines Group Inc (AAL.O) will extend cancellations of Boeing Co (BA.N) 737 MAX flights through June 3 as the grounding threatens to impact a second busy U.S. summer travel season, Trend reports citing Reuters.

Passenger turnover at Georgian airports increased by 3.5% in 2019

According to the Civil Aviation Agency (CAA) under the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia, in 2019, the country’s airports transported 5, 2 million passengers, which is by 3.5% more, as compared to 2018 and by 27.6% more than in 2017.

Heydar Aliyev Int’l Airport names most punctual airlines for December 2019

Heydar Aliyev International Airport has compiled a rating of the most punctual airlines for December 2019, Trend reports referring to the press service of Heydar Aliyev International Airport.

Kyrgyz Ministry of Transport: Russia’s Ural Airlines may launch Osh – Istanbul flight

Today, January 14, 2020, Kyrgyz parliamentarian Kaldarbek Baimuratov, during a meeting of the Parliament’s committee on transport, communications, architecture and construction, considered that the Osh – Istanbul flight should be resumed.

How long will we still disgrace our old planes in front of other countries? – Member of the Parliament of Kyrgyzstan

“How long will we fly on old airplanes?” asked a PM Adyl Zhunus uulu today, January 14, 2020, during a meeting of the Committee on Transport, Communications, Architecture and Construction of the Kyrgyz Parliament.

Kazakh Bek Air: co-pilot of crashed plane made mistake

The second pilot of the crashed Bek Air company’s plane made a mistake deciding to reduce engine operation, Bek Air CEO Nurlan Zhumasultanov said, Trend reports with reference to Kazakh media.